Fortune Finders is the second step in our Youth Account Program that helps children ages 11 to 14 learn how to save responsibly.
As children learn more about money, the Fortune Finders Account offers them additional freedoms, benefits, and responsibilities. With the Fortune Finders Account, children have their very own savings account and the option to receive their first Visa® Check Card and Checking Account.
It only takes $1 to open a Fortune Finders Savings Account and the standard $8 monthly service fee is waived for all Youth Account Members.
The Fortune Finders ATM Card has a daily withdrawal limit of $100 and gives children access to deposit or withdraw funds from their account through any ATM .
Fortune Finders Members and their parents can manage their money online through eBranch, Wescom's free home banking service.
With a Fortune Finder Account, you have the option to open a College Saver Certificate so you can start earning dividends for the cost of your child's college education. Featuring a $250 minimum deposit and a 24-month term, you can make additional deposits during the Certificate's term as long as your child is under the age of 18.
With a Wescom Checking Account, Fortune Finders have the option to receive their first Wescom Visa® Check Card that comes with a $250 daily spending limit and can be used to pay for purchases or as an ATM card with a $100 daily withdrawal limit.
Children can see how dividends increase their account balance and track savings goals.
Every Fortune Finder Member receives a subscription to our quarterly newsletter filled with cool facts about cash, money-saving ideas, and financial basics.
When you child reaches age 15, they will be automatically transferred to a GenEdge Account — the next step in our Youth Account Program for young adult members ages 15-18.
To open a Fortune Finders Account, stop by any Wescom branch location with:
A parent or legal guardian must be a Joint Owner on the Checking Account and ATM/Visa Check Card. Account opening & Visa Check Card subject to Account Joint Owner verification by ChexSystems, a consumer reporting agency; Primary Payment Systems, an independent verification service; and Credit Union approval.