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Parents Corner
Teaching your child about saving is easy with a FAT CAT account. Specially designed for children, the FAT CAT program educates children about saving, spending and managing their money. Kids will be able to watch their balance grow with each deposit and interest payment. The account will instill the value of saving money at an early age. Start teaching your child now with FAT CAT′s 10 Ways to Teach Kids About Money.

Features of the FAT CAT account
  • For children up to age 121
  • To open an account, the child and the responsible adult1 should visit a local branch
  • Must be joint with a parent, grandparent or other responsible adult1
  • $5.00 required opening deposit
  • Once the account balance reaches $25, it must be maintained
  • Current interest rate is 0.75%/0.75% APY2
  • Interest compounded daily and paid monthly3
  • Passbook provided for recording transactions
  • ATM/Debit card available
  • Accessible via branch, ATM, touch-tone telephone and Internet
  • Eligible to receive group term life insurance coverage in the amount of $1,000 at no cost
  • No checks can be written and no automated clearing house (ACH) debits are allowed on FAT CAT share accounts
In the effort of continuing to educate our youth on financial responsibility, State Employees' Credit Union offers members ages 13-19 the opportunity to participate in our Zard program for teens. Focused on helping teens develop solid money management skills, the Zard program offers teens a variety of products and services tailored to meet their needs. At the age of 13, the FAT CAT account will automatically transfer over to a Zard share.

Group Term Life Insurance Coverage

The child is eligible to receive $1,000 of group term life insurance at no cost. The child’s parent/guardian can increase this coverage to $10,000 for $18 per year. FAT CAT and Zard Group Term Life Insurance is provided by SECU Life Insurance Company. Life Insurance is not guaranteed by, or an obligation of any credit union and is not insured by NCUA.

Other things to think about

1All account holders must be members.
2Quoted rates and annual percentage yields (APY) are subject to change daily.
3Fees may reduce the earnings on this account.