Take control of your money with MegaU debit card account for under 19s. Get a good start at managing your own money, gain financial freedom and get access to your money anytime. Enjoy a zero monthly service fee with a range of banking transactions offered free and get access to value-added services just by using your account.  

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No monthly charges

Enjoy an account that charges no monthly fee.


24-hour self-service

Get convenient 24-hour self-service access through Absa Online, Cellphone Banking and Telephone Banking.


Free data monthly

Get 75 MB of free data a month through MTN,
Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom.


Free movie ticket

One free movie ticket a month through Ster-Kinekor or NuMetro (limited to 2D movies).


How to get it and what you can expect

To open a MegaU account you will need:
  • To be younger than 19 years of age
  • A valid, bar-coded South African identity document (ID) or valid passport
  • Proof of residence

Minor under the age of 16

  • Original birth certificate or valid passport
  • Proof of residence (not more than 3 months old, e.g. utility bill or Telkom statement)
  • Parental consent to open and operate the account
  • Your parent’s or guardians’ original bar-coded ID
Account features 
  • No monthly fee
  • Free cash withdrawals at Absa ATMs
  • Access and manage your money 24-hours a day
  • Free debit card purchases
  • Free SMS and email notifications
  • Free Absa ATM balance enquiries
  • Free internal debit orders and stop orders
  • Free e-Statements
  • Earn interest 
Get these extra benefits on your account
  • Maintain a minimum balance of R200 a month OR do at least two transactions throughout the month to qualify for:
    • 75 MB of free data a month through MTN, Vodacom, Cell C and Telkom
    • One free movie ticket a month through Ster-Kinekor or NuMetro (limited to 2D movies)
How to use the MegaU account to transact
  • Avoid carrying cash, pay for your purchases by swiping your debit card at shops
  • For your convenience buy your airtime and data through cellphone / internet banking / points of sale/ telephone banking/ATMs
    • Follow these easy steps to buy prepaid airtime through cellphone banking lite:
      • Dial *120*2272# to login; select ‘Prepaid Airtime’ from the menu and follow the prompts
      • Telephone banking: Dial 08600 08600
      • You can also buy your airtime and data at point of sale or through our ATMs
  • Use Absa ATMs, their fees are more cost-effective than Saswitch fees
  • Get 24/7 access to the largest ATM network in South Africa
  • Shop securely online with One-Time PIN transaction verification
  • Keep your card and your Personal Identification Number (PIN) in a safe place
  • Remember your PIN and never write it down
  • Swipe your card locally and internationally at point-of-sale (POS)
  • Never let the card out of your sight when using it to pay for goods or services at a tillpoint
  • You can change your PIN at any Absa ATM or Absa branch
  • Register for Absa Online where you can do the following:
    • Instantly set limits to pay beneficiaries
    • Reset a locked or forgotten password
    • Retrieve your debit card PIN
  • Cancel your lost or stolen card immediately by contacting 0800 1111 55

Did you know?
If you register for NotifyMe, you receive notifications and are informed via SMS or e-mail when transactions take place on your accounts.

Need more help?

Let one of our consultants help you get the best account for your needs.

Call us on:

0860 111 515

Visit your nearest branch