The NYC SafeStart Account is a safe and affordable starter savings account.

Its features include:

  • No overdraft fees
  • No monthly fees, if minimum balances are met
  • Minimum balance requirements of $25 or less, depending on the financial institution
  • ATM Card (No debit card)

You can open an NYC SafeStart Account at participating bank and credit union branches throughout New York City.

You can also learn how to open an NYC SafeStart Account at one of the City's Financial Empowerment Centers, where you can also schedule free one-on-one financial counseling sessions. Learn more on the Financial Counseling page. 

Get more information about the SafeStart savings account.

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