Join Pounce the Ocelot on an adventure of a lifetime!
There’s something truly magical about watching children learn. The way their adorable little faces light up when they add a new skill to their belt is one of the most rewarding moments as a parent. It’s also so inspiring to think that what they learn today sets them up for a lifetime of continued growth and future success. As a credit union with deep roots in Arizona, we know that one of the most important skills a child can learn is how to manage their finances.
We also know that preparing your children to take over their own finances can be a daunting task for any parent. But that’s where we come in. SunWest Credit Union, along with our favorite pal Pounce, is ready to help you create the strong foundation needed to transform your child into a financially savvy adult. Take a look at our youth account designed to help your little achiever crush their financial goals and most importantly, HAVE FUN!
Pounce has worked hard to create the most comprehensive youth account that meets your children where they are on their financial journey. He knows the key to a healthy mindset is getting kids excited about important financial topics.
Join him as he teaches his best friend, Paws the Mountain Lion, how to save money and plan ahead so he doesn’t regret his decisions in the future. Together, these furry felines will provide solid financial education, activities designed to make banking fun, and perks that will make you wish you were a kid again.
Take a look at just a few of the benefits you can expect when you enroll your child in the best youth account from SunWest Credit Union:
Earn 3.00% APY* on the first $1,000 deposited and kiss those fees goodbye. SunWest will also deposit $10 into your child’s account after we’ve handed them a goodie bag complete with their very own Pounce keychain. That’s youth accounts done right.
Use our special Pounce sticker cards to keep track of deposits into your child’s account. After your 4th deposit of $5 or more, help your little one pick a prize from Pounce’s very own treasure chest!
Did we mention you can submit your child’s masterpiece for a chance to win Pounce-approved prizes? Pounce and Paws also work together to develop exciting contests throughout the year so there are many opportunities to win big!
Check out the Pounce Accounts blog to access exclusive activities and financial education tailored to your little one’s journey.
Instilling healthy financial habits at a young age can lead to life-long confidence. Open a Pounce Account for your little one today at one of 8 Arizona branch locations. Here's what you'll need to bring with you:
official mail with current address if different from your i.d.
Your social security number + your child's social security number
Pounce the Ocelot is here to help walk you through your very first experiences spending and saving money. His best friend, Paws the Mountain Lion, helps him navigate through their desert adventures along the way.
Pounce loves learning, and he has a whole series of regularly published coloring sheets to share what he learns with you! Browse the gallery of photos below to see beautiful artwork from Pounce's pals.
Your little baby is not so little anymore and it’s time to prepare them for the next stop on their financial journey. We know that your teenager has different financial requirements than a young learner, and we have just the thing to keep them on their toes.
Once your child turns 13 years old, we automatically advance them to the next youth account level, also known as our Future Funders, on the first month following their 13th birthday. We know you’ll have your hands full with all the exciting changes that are ahead for your teen, so we are doing our part to make sure you have one less thing to worry about.