Children are interested in all aspects of the adult world from an early age. Payment cards and bank accounts are no exception. We are convinced that we should build on that interest to teach children responsibility in money management, and to get them acquainted with the financial products and services that they will inevitably be using in the future. Therefore, in 2020, we launched an offer addressed to parents and children: the “Independence Account”. The launch was accompanied by an educational campaign entitled “Mission: Independence”, which supported parents in building their children’s financial awareness and helping them to gain independence.
For children under 13, we prepared the „Little Mr/Ms Independent Account” which can only be used for accumulating savings. For older children, the accounts have (almost) the same functionality as they do for adults. Likewise, depending on age, the offer of cards varies. Children under 13 can receive a traditional „Little Mr/Ms Independent Card” or an innovative „Little Mr/Ms Independent Microcard” which can be placed in a convenient green armband (provided by the bank along with the Microcard). Older children can receive the “Adulthood Card”. We also offer a special deposit of PLN 100 to PLN 5,000 at an interest rate of 0.5 percent (3-month deposit).
Independence, however, is not just about access to banking. We therefore launched “Mission: Independence”. Its aim is to help parents build their children’s independence and financial awareness. “Mission: Independence” includes educational support on the misjasamdzielnosc.pl platform, where we gradually ittroduce children to the world of finance through entertaining educational games.
To find out more about “Mission: Independence”, visit HERE.
“Mission: Independence” is a part of the “Mission: Education” program. The initiative encompasses various educational projects addressed to both children and adults. More about the “Mission: Education” program can be found in the Social Responsibility chapter.