Saving or investing for your child? What you should know

Discover how to save or invest for your child with bunq. Choose from savings accounts, Easy Investments, and more to work together on their financial future.

September 4, 2023

Raising your child often involves looking ahead. Ideally, you want to provide your child with as much financial security as possible so that they can start their adult life well. Saving and/or investing are two different ways to prepare for your child's financial future. How exactly? We'll explain it to you below. In this article, we'll discuss the benefits of both saving and investing and how bunq can help you with this.

Saving: a safe choice

Opening a savings account for your child is a commonly used and safe way to set money aside for their future. With a bunq savings account, you benefit from an attractive interest rate and can also save for multiple purposes at the same time: a savings account for a future study, another savings account for potential driving lessons, yet another savings account simply to serve as a rainy day fund – with bunq, you can easily open a savings account for whatever you want. Moreover, you can also open an account for minors from your bunq account. This allows your child to become acquainted with banking at a young age and work together on their financial future in a safe environment.

The advantage of saving is that it is a safe choice. The interest you earn may vary over the years, but saving entails no further risks.

Investing: potential for higher returns

Investing can be an interesting option if you are willing to take a little more risk in exchange for potentially higher returns. For example, with bunq Easy Investments, you can automatically invest in sustainable funds. This way, you're working on your child's future while also contributing to a better future for all of us. Additionally, it's a fun way for your child to get acquainted with (responsible) investing at a young age.

The advantage of investing is that your returns in the long term can be much higher than with saving. The disadvantage, of course, is that this is not a given. Especially when it comes to your child's future, it can be difficult to make this decision.

What suits you?

The choice between saving and investing depends on your personal situation and preferences. The most important question you should ask yourself is: how much risk am I willing to take? It is also possible to secure your child's financial future by saving a portion and investing another. With the bunq app, you can easily open a savings account and/or an investment account in no time.

Working towards the future with bunq

Whether you choose to save, invest, or a combination of both, bunq makes it easy to manage your child's finances. With handy features like multiple bank accounts and Easy Investments, you can work together with your child on their financial future. Open a bunq account today to discover all the benefits of bunq.

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Enjoy full control over your money wherever you go, with true borderless banking, easy budgeting, powerful cards, and much more.

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Get a free international credit card in less than 5 minutes. Add it to Apple/Google Pay and start making payments today.

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Get a free Savings Account and start growing your money faster with 2.46% interest. No minimum deposit is required!

Easy Bank

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Everything you expect from a mobile bank, and more. Open a bank account in just 5 minutes with your phone and ID.

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€9.99/month

Enjoy full control over your money wherever you go, with true borderless banking, easy budgeting, powerful cards, and much more.

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