Open a children’s account by post

This page will tell you the steps you need to follow to apply for an under 18’s savings account by post.

Step 1

Before you apply, please read:

By applying, you’re confirming you've read and agree to the terms above.

Step 2

Ready to apply?

Please download, print and complete the PDF application form.

You’ll need Adobe Reader to print the form. You can download the latest free version of Adobe Reader via the website.

If you’re unable to print the form, you can ask us to send you a blank form.

Download application form

Step 3

Choose how to fund your account

You can include one of the following with your application form:

  • Cheque - from a UK account in the name of one of the authorised signatories, and made payable to them or the child
  • Transfer from another account with Leeds Building Society - enter details on the application form or wait until we open the account. Once it's open, you'll have 30 days to add the minimum balance to the account, or it'll be closed. You can do this by either of the following:
    • Electronic transfer from another bank account
    • Pay in cash at your local branch - please don’t send cash through the post

Step 4

Send us your documents

What to send us

  • Your completed, signed and dated application form (from step 2)
  • Instructions on how you want to fund your new account (from step 3)
  • Proof of identity for:
    • The child (if they’re a new customer)
    • Any authorised signatories on the form (if they’re a new customer)

How to send us your documents

By post:
Investment Services
Leeds Building Society
26 Sovereign Street
West Yorkshire

In branch:
Find your nearest branch

Further information

How is my money protected?

Your eligible deposits with Leeds Building Society are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK's deposit guarantee scheme. This limit applies to the total of all deposits held in a Leeds Building Society account in the UK. Any deposits you hold above the limit are unlikely to be covered. Please click here for further information or visit

Download FSCS leaflet