How to open an account for a child with Bath Building Society


  • Decide which account you would like to open, from the list shown here.
  • The Terms and Conditions should be read in conjunction with our Savings Rate Brochure and General Terms & Conditions
  • Complete and sign the ‘Share Account Application Form’ ). This form can also be found at the bottom of each Terms and Conditions page.
  • Up to the age of 7 we will require an adult to sign on behalf of the child. When the child reaches the age of 7, there is an option for the child to sign for themselves.
  • The child’s details need to be completed as Applicant 1 on the application form. If the child is to sign for themselves, they will also need to sign as Applicant 1.
  • If there is to be an adult signatory on the account, they should complete and sign the application form as Applicant 2.
  • Further signatories will need to complete an Additional Details Share Application Form, which is available on request.
  • For identification requirements please refer to the relevant section on the application form.
  • Decide on the amount you wish to deposit, and make a cheque payable to the child (please do not send cash)
  • Alternatively you can arrange to send your initial deposit by faster payment once the account has been opened. Please contact our Customer Support Department for further details.
  • Post your completed application form and cheque to our Head Office at 15 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN or visit any of our Branches or Agencies.
  • We will send you a welcome letter once the account has been opened. If you have any queries at any time, then please contact our Customer Support Department or visit one of our Branches or Agencies.
  • Please note the proceeds within the account belong to and are for the sole benefit of the child.