Children's finance special: Making a habit of a lifetime

Children's finance special: Making a habit of a lifetime

Financial institutions are offering free stickers, stationery and backpacks to encourage children to set up accounts that allow them to see their savings grow

There are a number of options for little savers, with a range of dedicated accounts on the market.

“One of the best ways to help children learn about money management is to encourage them to open a savings account,” said Áine Carroll, director of communications and market insights for the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), the state’s consumer watchdog.

“Banks, credit unions and the Post Office offer children’s savings accounts. If the account...

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