Free. Secure. Easy banking for your teen.
The Patelco Student Checking account (for ages 13-17) comes with a free Debit Mastercard® card that makes it easy for your teen to pay for movies, lunch, or boba while hanging out with friends.
Our top-rated Mobile App lets your teen stay on top of their finances on the go.
Allowing teens to manage their own money creates opportunities to teach good money habits and responsibilities.
We highly recommend that you and your teen meet with a Patelco team member to open their first checking account. You can meet online via Zoom or visit a branch near you.
Debit Mastercard® Card
$200 limit on debit card transactions and $100 limit on daily ATM withdrawals
Easy Money Transfers
Instant transfer from parent’s Patelco account or link to external account
Virtual Financial Mentor
Check out special courses just for youth, including Banzai Junior and Banzai Teen
Financial Partner for Life
When your teen turns 18, easily convert to a regular free checking account
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Patelco checking account comes with a free Debit Mastercard® that lets you make purchases easily and securely:
- Secure, contactless purchases with Debit Mastercard
- Load your card to Apple Pay®, Google Pay®, or Samsung Pay®
- Zero Liability and Extended Warranty on purchases
- Mastercard Global Service™ emergency card replacement
- Overdraft link to a Patelco Savings or Money Market account and pay no fees
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