Savings that grow with your child

Account features and options expand as child gets older

Start early for long-term success

Good money management skills can be developed into lifelong financial habits

Give their savings an extra boost

You have the option to open a special Youth Add-On Share Certificate

Secure growth, easy access

Deposits are insured by the NCUA up to the maximum $250,000

Savings Accounts for our youngest HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union members.


  • Available to members up to 12 years of age
  • Open with a $25 minimum deposit (A $5 minimum deposit into a Basic Savings Account is required for membership)
  • No setup fee or monthly account service fee
  • Children automatically graduate to our Jump Start Student Program at age 13
  • Open a Youth Add-On Share Certificate to increase savings growth

Once Jump Start members reach age 15, new opportunities emerge:

It's easy to start their savings journey

Visit us today to open a Youth Savings Account for your little one.

Frequently asked questions

Savings and checking accounts serve different purposes, and each has its advantages. A savings account is designed for long-term savings and those with higher interest rates can help your money grow over time. It's ideal for emergency funds or saving for specific goals. On the other hand, a checking account provides easy access to your funds for daily transactions, bill payments, and ATM withdrawals. With an interest-bearing checking account, you can earn money from the cash you deposit. To effectively manage your finances, it's recommended to have both types of accounts. Keep a sufficient balance in your checking account for everyday expenses and use a savings account to accumulate savings and earn interest.

Three key reasons why you should have a savings account are:

  1. Emergency preparedness: A savings account provides a financial safety net for unexpected expenses, ensuring you have funds readily available during emergencies or unforeseen circumstances.
  2. Goal-oriented saving: save systematically for specific financial goals, such as a down payment on a home, a dream vacation, or starting a business. It helps you stay organized and disciplined in achieving your objectives.
  3. Interest accumulation: By keeping your money in a savings account, you can earn interest on your balance, allowing your savings to grow over time. The compounding effect of interest can significantly enhance your overall savings and provide passive income.

A Share Certificate and a CD (Certificate of Deposit) are essentially the same. They both represent fixed-term deposit accounts offered by banks and credit unions. The main difference lies in the terminology used by these institutions. Share Certificates are typically offered by credit unions, while CDs are commonly used by banks. Both products have predetermined terms, locked-in funds, and fixed interest rates. Early withdrawal may result in penalties. In terms of their function and benefits, they provide a secure investment option with a guaranteed return, making them suitable for individuals looking to earn interest on their savings over a fixed period.

A Share Certificate can be advantageous in several situations: 

  1. Higher interest rates: Share Certificates often offer higher interest rates compared to regular savings accounts. This can be beneficial if you want to maximize your earnings on a fixed amount of money over a specific term.
  2. Fixed-term savings: If you have a specific savings goal on a set timeline, such as saving for a down payment on a house or a major purchase, a Share Certificate allows you to lock in your funds for a predetermined period and earn interest until maturity.
  3. Financial discipline: By placing funds in a Share Certificate, you commit to not accessing the money until the term ends. This can help you avoid impulsive spending and maintain disciplined saving habits.

Savings Resources


Members under the age of 15 or 15 years of age or older without a valid picture ID, require a parent or guardian as a joint member on all accounts. HawaiiUSA FCU ATM, Debit MasterCard and VISA Credit Card and Online Bill Pay (online bill payment service) are free.