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Student Bank Accounts
Why we like it: The UK's only fee-free student current account - interest-free and fee-free overdraft. Overdraft limit of £1,000 increasing to £2,000 in year two and £3,000 in year three. 1% AER/gross p.a. (variable) on balances up to £1,000. Great cashback offers on big brands with Simply Rewards for Visa debit or credit card customers. Make payments with your Nationwide debit and credit cards on compatible devices using Apple Pay, Google Pay™ and Samsung Pay anywhere that contactless payments are accepted. Mobile and Online banking, and free text alerts. UK-only call centres, open 24/7. Must be aged 18 years or over, deposit at least £500 per term, have been accepted onto a full-time UCAS course at a UK institution for at least 2 year and don't already have a student account with another provider (or if you do, you agree to move it to Nationwide).
Why we like it: Choose 1 of 3 great offers: Amazon Prime Student subscription for 1 year, 4 year National Express Coachcard, or Tastecard valid for 4 years offering savings on meals, cinema and more. Apply for an £500 arranged interest free student overdraft in Term one, and have the option to increase up to £2000 from term two onwards. No monthly account fee. You must be 17+ living in the UK and be a full time student on at least a 2 year course at UK University or College. You need to be over 18 and a UK resident to apply for overdraft. £10 monthly fee for international students
Why we like it: 3% AER / 2.96% (variable) on balance from £300 up to a maximum of £2,000. Free 4-year Santander 16-25 Railcard which could save you 1/3 off rail travel in Great Britain. No monthly account fee
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NatWest Student Account
Apply for an £500 arranged interest free student overdraft in Term one, and have the option to increase up to £2000 from term two onwards. Additional features include:
- Choose 1 of 3 great offers: Amazon Prime Student - Stream movies, TV shows and Music, plus get Unlimited 1 day delivery for 1 year and a £10 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card (available to over 18's), 4 year National Express Coachcard - Travel for less with 1/3 off fares ideal for visiting friends and family. Plus 15% off travel to events and festivals, or a tastecard - Dine out and get 50% off food or 2 for 1 meals, plus save on entertainment, including the cinema. Valid for 4 years, (smartphone required)
- No monthly account fee
- Award winning mobile banking app - Winner of ""Best Banking App"" in 2017 and 2018
You must use the bank account as your main account and pay in at least £750 every six months and make three debit transaction each month.
Great for: if you enjoy home entertainment, are a regular coach user, or enjoy dining out
Look elsewhere if: the deals on offer are not relevant to you or you need a larger overdraft facility.