Is your child not 18 years old yet, but still wants to open a bunq account? That’s possible! 😄
Minors can easily open their own account as long as they have the approval of their parent or legal guardian. Why? As a bank we need to comply with the laws and regulations, and following these guidelines the legal guardian is responsible for the minor's account.
What do you need to open an account?
First of all, we need an ID document from the child itself. Secondly, the parent or legal guardian has to have a bunq personal account. This way we can verify his/her identity and confirm that he/she is the legal guardian of the minor. While completing your profile, you will be reminded that the minor needs approval from a legal guardian at the end of the registration process.
Follow the steps on the following link and create a personal bunq account:
If you choose to make a deposit for your preferred verification method, this can be done from the a personal account of the minor (if applicable) or from an account of legal guardian.
If you want to keep an overview on your child’s transactions and expenses, you can always connect their account to yours. To learn how, check this topic.
If you instead don’t want your child to have their own account, you can always open a monetary account for them within your user account.
Create a sub-account for your child in one tap
With bunq +1, you can give your children their own sub-account with a card, for just €2,99/month. No branch visits, no paperwork, no waiting lines.
Discover how it works here!
What documents do we accept as a proof of relation with your guardian?
Currently, we accept the following types of documents:
- Birth certificate
- Adoption documents
- Court order establishing custody
- Court order establishing guardianship
- Official document issued by Government or Embassy that clearly states name of the guardian, name of the minor and their relation
Dutch residents 🇳🇱 can request a birth certificate here for free and also find more information on this page.