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Headstart Savers Account

The Headstart Savers Account is opened by the parent, grandparent, guardian or other responsible adult, in the child's name.

Contact your nearest Clydesdale Bank branch to arrange an appointment and remember to bring the necessary ID (see below for ID requirements).

Identification requirements

As part of becoming a new customer we need to confirm who you are and where you live.

A parent, grandparent, guardian or other responsible adult should accompany the child and bring:

  • A document to verify their ID, such as a current passport or photocard driving licence
  • A separate document to verify their address, such as a recent Bank or Building Society account statement, a recent utility bill or evidence of current entitlement to a state or local authority funded benefit.
  • The child’s current passport, or, if aged 15 or below, their birth or adoption certificate.
  • We may also need a document to confirm the child's address if they do not live with you.

Other documents are also acceptable for both you and the child. If you do not have any of these documents, please ask in branch for further details.

What happens next?

The branch will open the account as quickly as possible.

  • You will receive an information pack when the account is open
  • You will receive regular statements which will show you the account balance, and any transactions that have taken place.

A standing order mandate can be used by an adult to pay money into the account on a regular basis. The parent, grandparent, guardian or other responsible adult can fill in the form and hand it in at a branch appointment, or to their bank once the account has been opened.

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Standing order form