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    Hi,

    May I know which bank is the most ideal for international students? In terms of perks and accessibility etc. Your immediate response is greatly appreciated.
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    HSBC although you won't get a student account, you could probably get the Advance Account which is one of the best out there at this time.

    Alternatively you could use a credit card from you home country and pay back into that.
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    What about Barclays?


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    What about Barclays?


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    I'd stay stay away personally.
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    Ah why is that? Apparently the HSBC account you have to deposit 1000plus pounds every month eh? Definitely not for me unfortunately


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    Whatever account that has no monthly or annual fees, no minimum deposits. Perks that you probably won't get but should still look for include interest and overdraft. Consider RBS.

    The accounts with these "so called perks" like reduced price train tickets or freebies usually come with monthly fees and you rarely end up using those perks so avoid them.
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    Ah why is that? Apparently the HSBC account you have to deposit 1000plus pounds every month eh? Definitely not for me unfortunately
    That's the advance account, if you can't afford that just get the basic current account.
 
 
 
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