Banking services for 15-year-olds

When a young person turns 15, they are entitled to open banking services for themselves. For example, they can open a disposal account and apply for a debit card to be linked to the account for their personal use. Minors can also start ASP saving and apply for a student loan from Nordea without any hassle.

15-year-olds are entitled to open basic banking services

From the age of 15 minors can open a disposal account for their own income without their guardians’ consent. Their income may include salary earnings, a study grant or weekly allowance, for example.

A minor can apply for a Nordea Electron card to be linked to the account they have opened. In addition, a minor can independently conclude a Netbank agreement if the only account linked to the agreement is an account they have opened. Other accounts may also be linked to the minor’s Netbank with the consent of their guardians.

If a minor has online banking codes, they can open an account and apply for a card by contacting Nordea Customer Service. If they do not have online banking codes, they can open these services by visiting their nearest branch.

Guardians are not allowed to use an account opened by a minor without the minor’s permission.

ASP account for a child under 15

It’s never too early to start ASP saving. A minor can open an ASP account with their guardians’ consent.

Until a minor turns 18, they may only deposit earnings from work. Money gifted by parents, grandparents or other close relatives, for example, may not be deposited in the ASP account.

If a minor has online banking codes, they can open the ASP account by contacting Nordea Customer Service where both the minor and their guardians can be authenticated by their personal online banking codes. If a minor does not have online banking codes, they can open the ASP account in branch. The guardian accompanying them to the branch must bring with them a power of attorney from the other guardian, if any.

A statement on the origin of the funds in a minor’s ASP account must be provided to Nordea at least once a year. The statement can be made on a form template provided by the State TreasuryOpens new window, for example. For more information about the ASP account and saving for a minor, please contact Nordea Customer Service.

Student loan for a minor

A student loan is designed to help cover the day-to-day expenses of students. A minor can apply for and draw down a student loan with their guardians’ consent.

When applying for a student loan for a minor, the applicant must fulfil certain criteria to be eligible for a state guarantee. A student loan with a state guarantee can be granted to applicants under the age of 17 if they do not live with their parents and if their parents’ annual income is less than 64,400 euros in total. More information about student loans for minors is available on Kela’s website. 

Guardians can give their authorisation and consent to a minor’s student loan by contacting Nordea Customer Service and authenticating their identity with their personal online banking codes.  They can also give their consent in branch with a power of attorney.

With their guardians’ consent, a minor can apply for and draw down a student loan by contacting Nordea Customer Service if they have online banking codes. If they do not have online banking codes, they can apply for and draw down a student loan in branch.

Open a bank account and receive a baby gift

When you open an account for your child who is under 6 months old and certain criteria for opening the account are met, we will give your child a gift.

Read more about opening an account and receiving a baby gift

Saving for your children

By saving even a small sum regularly you can build a nest egg for your child’s future.

Read more about saving for your children

Cashless payments for children

Our daily banking services for children allow your little ones to bank easily and securely.

Read more about banking for children

On the cusp of adulthood

Many things change when a young person turns 18 – also regarding their banking services.

Read more about banking services for people aged 18 or older