Teach (and learn) money smarts from an early age.
Get their save on
Children earn annual interest on all balances, so even though they're free to move their money around, it's always working for them.
Make it all count
Unlimited transactions and no monthly fees mean kids can decide how to spend and manage their own money.
Start investing for less
Generation Account holders get the unique benefit of a lower minimum contribution ($100) to many of our investment savings accounts.1
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone 19 years old or younger who can write or print their name. A parent or guardian must be a joint account holder for kids under 12.
Generation Account holders are not automatically moved out of this account on their 20th birthday. Instead, we'll send a letter after their 20th birthday suggesting an adult account based on their last 3 months' transaction history. 20-year-old Generation Account holders will be automatically switched into this suggested account if we do not hear back.
If you would like to learn about other account options Students First Account, which is free for post-secondary students, you can always come into a branch or call our Client Care team at 1-800-332-8383. If you discover an option that works better for you, we can change the account type right away.
Yes. The Generation Account includes unlimited free access to ATB Online® and ATB Mobile banking, as well as unlimited telephone banking inquiries.
Yes. Within Alberta, you pay regular fees at non-ATB ABMs. You should be notified of these fees and prompted to approve them before proceeding with the transaction.
If you need to grab cash at a non-ATB ABM within Canada, you pay only $1.50 per withdrawal (this does not include fees you may agree to pay when making the withdrawal at the non-ATB ABM).
Travelling outside of Canada? Withdraw cash at any ABM in the Cirrus® ATM network for a fee of $5 per transaction (this does not include fees you may agree to pay when making the withdrawal at the non-ATB ABM).3
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Interest is calculated on the daily account closing balance and paid monthly on the last business day of the month. Interest is paid in the same currency as the account. Interest rates are calculated on a per annum basis. Interest rates and balance tiers are subject to change at any time without advance notice.
ABM withdrawals are converted to Canadian dollars using an exchange rate 2.5% above the exchange rate set by Mastercard International Incorporated (which operates the Cirrus® ATM Network). Some transactions may take a few days to be processed. You’ll be charged the applicable exchange rate on the day your transaction goes through your account, not necessarily the rate on the day you made the transaction.
Interac e-Transfer is a registered trademark of Interac Inc. Used under license.
Cirrus is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Used under license.
ATB Online is a registered trademark of ATB Financial.