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Still have questions? Here are some common ones
How does Squirrel work and do I keep my bank account?
Once you enable Squirrel your pay is diverted into your Squirrel account,
where we hold back money for your goals and budgeting. The rest of your pay goes straight
into your bank account as normal. Once you’re ready to receive your goals then these
get paid out into your bank account too.
How safe is my money?
Your money is held in cash in a special prepaid account (so your money never gets lent
out, like with a normal bank account). It is held in your name in a segregated e-money
account. It remains yours at all time, Squirrel just moves money for
you when you need us to.
What happens if I want to stop using Squirrel?
We’ll be very sad to see you go! Leaving Squirrel is easy - just tell your employer you
want to be paid
into your normal bank account. Then tell us and we’ll pay any money you’ve saved back
How is Squirreling different from a savings account?
Squirrel makes it easy to set aside automatically each month and importantly helps to keep you motivated to not to withdraw early - unlike a normal savings account. It also does not allow you same day access - great for adding an extra barrier to temptation!
- It's easy to create personalised goals for all the things you might want to
set aside for. You can add your own names and pictures and track
progress - proven ways of staying motivated about your saving
- Setting money aside to your goal's is automatic and is deducted before you're even paid. This
means you don't notice the money being Squirrelled away and never forget to set aside!
- Your money is kept safe in your Squirrel account, separate from your normal bank
account, so you're less tempted to dip into it. It takes one working day for
withdrawals to arrive, so you can resist those impulse buys
- Combine this with Squirrel's budgeting features and weekly payments and
you'll find you can set aside so much more!
Do I get any interest on goals?
Your money is held in a non-interest bearing account and isn’t lent out, so neither
Squirrel, nor your account gets any interest. We believe we can help you to set aside money
for the things you need, rather than getting interest on savings you don’t yet have.