She added that the amount of cash given to children, which is thought to be an average of £5,469, would become "quite a nice sum of money" for a youngster in the future.
"It's really good for the child to actually see how things are growing, and obviously with the onset of technology children can be more savvy with online savings and that type of thing," she explained.
Ms Pope's comments on promoting savings to children have come after a recent study by Standard Life revealed that attitudes to credit and borrowing have changed in the past few years.
The research claimed that credit is now viewed by many young people as a way of financing a lifestyle rather than reflecting need.
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