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Jumpstart your child’s savings by opening a Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (UTMA) account, also known as a custodial account, in his or her name. You’ll maintain full control of the account until he or she becomes an adult.
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A custodial account is officially in the name of the minor. However, as the custodian, you will have complete control of the account. Once the minor reaches 18-21 years old (depending on state law), he or she will have the right to any remaining funds in the account after they have been released by the custodian6.
Before the minor becomes an adult, the custodian may spend funds in the account for educational purposes or any purpose that benefits the minor.
Note: The custodian is also required to be a member of Alliant Credit Union.
You can include any of these savings products with a custodial accounts:
Earn substantial interest and get access to banking features with your custodial account
Supplemental accounts let you easily specify the savings for a particular purpose or event
Get flexible banking features for your custodial account.
Earn a higher return on your custodial account with a certificate
An Alliant Kids Savings account is a joint savings account where the minor can have access to the account under the guidance of an adult. Uses of funds within a Kids Savings account are less restrictive than a custodial account so, your child or grandchild can learn how to save up for that toy or experience they’ve been wanting.
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Uniform Transfer to Minors Act (UTMA) accounts are taxable accounts that allow you to gift or transfer assets to a minor. Once the account is opened, transfers are irrevocable and become the assets of the minor.
Any person eligible to become an Alliant member can open a custodial savings account for a minor. The account is maintained in the name of the minor. The custodian must be an Alliant member.
There are no contribution limits.
The following products are available with UTMA Custodial accounts:
Earnings are reported under the minor child’s Social Security number. Consult with your tax advisor for more information on tax implications.
While the child is a minor, funds in a UTMA custodial savings account may be used for educational purposes, or for any purpose that benefits the minor. Once a minor reaches 18-21 years old (depending on state law), the custodian is required to distribute the funds.
The minimum balance to keep your savings account open is $5. To earn interest, you must maintain a daily average minimum balance of $100. Alliant interest is paid monthly.
The following products are NOT available with UTMA Custodial accounts:
Alliant deposit accounts are federally insured up to $250,000 by the NCUA. To learn the details of funds coverage, visit the NCUA page on the Alliant website.
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