Get $50 when you open a Seed Checking Account by December 311

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Seed Checking

A checking account and debit card for kids, managed by parents. Safe, secure, and shared, Seed enables kids under 18 to grow their financial independence.

Minimum Deposit

$50

Monthly Fee

None

Features

  • No minimum balance requirement
  • Free Seed Card – Visa debit card. Choose from four exclusive Seed card designs
  • Free Online & Mobile Banking – individual access for parent and child
  • Free eStatements
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Seed

Banking for kids managed by parents.

This convenient debit card is perfect for excursions, school trips or in case of emergency. Just set up your parental controls and spending limits, then watch their money smarts grow.

SEED BENEFITS

  • Set daily spending limits for debit card purchases and ATM cash withdrawals
  • Up-to-date account monitoring and management
  • Free Online and Mobile Banking access for both parent and child
  • Set email and mobile alerts through Online Banking
  • Free eStatements
  • Set up regular “allowance” through recurring account transfers
  • No monthly maintenance fee
  • No ongoing minimum balance requirement

RESPONSIBILITY STARTS HERE.

To get started, simply complete our online application.

Once you've been approved for a Seed Checking Account1, here’s what you need to provide:

  • $50 minimum opening deposit
  • Your government-issued photo ID
  • Your child's government-issued photo ID (if none, your child's birth certificate and Social Security card)
  • Your child’s Social Security number (Social Security card may be requested)

1. Offer valid for new Seed Checking accounts opened between October 28, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Seed Checking accounts are subject to approval and require a $50 minimum balance to open. At account opening, the $50 reward will be deposited into the newly created Seed account. The $50 reward may be used to satisfy the minimum opening deposit. Offer valid for a limited time and subject to termination at any time. Accounts closed within 180 days of opening are subject to a $40 early account closing fee.

2. Account opening and debit card issuance are subject to approval.

  • What is the best age to sign my child up for Seed?

    We recommend Seed for children beginning at about 12 years old. We encourage talking to your child about the importance of financial responsibility and how to use a debit card. An adult co-owner is ultimately financially responsible for the account so every parent should decide what’s right for their child and family.

  • How can my child get a debit card without being 18?

    Seed is specifically designed for children under the age of 18. However, because your child is underage, a parent (or adult guardian) needs to share ownership of the account. Your child will receive their own debit card, and can register for their own Online and Mobile Banking access. As the adult co-owner, you will be financially responsible for the account.

  • Do I need to bring my child with me to open up the account?

    If you apply for the account online, you and your child will not need to come into a branch. A Hawaii National Bank representative will contact you once we receive the application.

    If you open an account at a branch, please come with your child and the items listed above.

  • I am getting error messages while trying to complete the online application. What should I do?

    Please make sure that your child's information is listed first as the primary owner, and your information as the joint owner (second). If you continue to have problems, please give us a call at (808) 528-7800 during business hours (Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm).

  • Can I set daily spending limits?

    Yes, daily limits can be set at account opening. The default spending limits are:
    • $100 daily ATM cash withdrawal limit
    • $300 for debit card purchases
    Changes can also be made by calling eBanking at (808) 528-7800.

  • Can I set up mobile alerts to be notified when my child uses their debit card?

    Yes, you can set email and mobile alerts through Online Banking. Click on “Account Alerts” under the Accounts tab.

  • Will I able to view all account activity?

    Yes, in addition to monthly eStatements, you can view all transaction activity 24/7 through Online Banking or the Hawaii National Bank mobile app.

  • What happens if my child loses their Seed debit card?

    If your child loses their debit card, please notify us immediately. During business hours, (Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm) call (808) 528-7800. After hours, call (800) 528-2273. If outside of the U.S., please call (812) 647-9794. Your child can also turn off their debit card through the mobile app, using their Mobile Banking login credentials.

  • Does my child need to present a photo ID to use their debit card?

    Some businesses may ask to see a Photo ID. Please make sure your child carries their school or government-issued photo ID with their debit card.

Questions

  • What is the best age to sign my child up for Seed?

    We recommend Seed for children beginning at about 12 years old. We encourage talking to your child about the importance of financial responsibility and how to use a debit card. An adult co-owner is ultimately financially responsible for the account so every parent should decide what’s right for their child and family.

  • How can my child get a debit card without being 18?

    Seed is specifically designed for children under the age of 18. However, because your child is underage, a parent (or adult guardian) needs to share ownership of the account. Your child will receive their own debit card, and can register for their own Online and Mobile Banking access. As the adult co-owner, you will be financially responsible for the account.

  • Do I need to bring my child with me to open up the account?

    If you apply for the account online, you and your child will not need to come into a branch. A Hawaii National Bank representative will contact you once we receive the application.

    If you open an account at a branch, please come with your child and the items listed above.

  • I am getting error messages while trying to complete the online application. What should I do?

    Please make sure that your child's information is listed first as the primary owner, and your information as the joint owner (second). If you continue to have problems, please give us a call at (808) 528-7800 during business hours (Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm).

  • Can I set daily spending limits?

    Yes, daily limits can be set at account opening. The default spending limits are:
    • $100 daily ATM cash withdrawal limit
    • $300 for debit card purchases
    Changes can also be made by calling eBanking at (808) 528-7800.

  • Can I set up mobile alerts to be notified when my child uses their debit card?

    Yes, you can set email and mobile alerts through Online Banking. Click on “Account Alerts” under the Accounts tab.

  • Will I able to view all account activity?

    Yes, in addition to monthly eStatements, you can view all transaction activity 24/7 through Online Banking or the Hawaii National Bank mobile app.

  • What happens if my child loses their Seed debit card?

    If your child loses their debit card, please notify us immediately. During business hours, (Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm) call (808) 528-7800. After hours, call (800) 528-2273. If outside of the U.S., please call (812) 647-9794. Your child can also turn off their debit card through the mobile app, using their Mobile Banking login credentials.

  • Does my child need to present a photo ID to use their debit card?

    Some businesses may ask to see a Photo ID. Please make sure your child carries their school or government-issued photo ID with their debit card.

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