Don’t bank on open­ing a new­born’s ac­count

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

AN el­derly friend de­cided not to give a present to her new grand­child, in­stead opted to open a bank ac­count for the baby.

How­ever, it wasn’t as easy as the dear lady thought it would be.

At her lo­cal bank, she told the teller she wanted to open a bank ac­count for her new grand­child. The teller then asked if she had the child’s birth cer­tifi­cate and pass­port. Dumb­founded, my friend re­peated that the child was a new­born baby.

It was not pos­si­ble to open the bank ac­count. What has hap­pened to the days when chil­dren had a mon­ey­box that you could get from a bank?

When the mon­ey­box was full, chil­dren took it to the bank and opened their first bank ac­count. Frank Granger,


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