Bank Account Opening Advice for teenage ASD

Hi,

My son is 14 and has ASD.

I have recently tried opening an Under 19 Current Account for him but have been told I can't do it as he would need to attend the appointment, watch an introductory video and then sign the forms to say he understands and agrees to the terms and conditions of the account.  The bank in question (one of the main high street ones) has said that the only way round this is for me to get Power of the Courts (apparently Power of Attorney wouldn't be adequate, even if I had this).

I have looked in to Power of the Courts and it is really expensive to do.  Has anyone encountered this and have they found a way round I already have a savings account for him but he needs something that will give him a card to have immediate access to his money. Thank you in advance.

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  • Hi

    I also am trying to open a bank account for my 19 year old son but have issues as they say that he needs to understand the terms and conditions of the account.  He is verbal but has limited understanding of such things.  I know that he understands money and would be more than able to sensibly use a switch card.

    Did you manage to find a suitable account for your son? And if so, with whom?

    Thanks for your help with this.

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