When do the banks start their student accounts?

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When do the banks start their student accounts? I have my AS12 letter and everything so I would like to open my student account but don't want to miss out on the freebies!!
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When do the banks start their student accounts? I have my AS12 letter and everything so I would like to open my student account but don't want to miss out on the freebies!!
Its all about the freebies!
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When do the banks start their student accounts? I have my AS12 letter and everything so I would like to open my student account but don't want to miss out on the freebies!!
I was wondering about that, as I'm in the same position. I don't know about the bank branches, but none of the student accounts available on the internet seem to be for the 2004/05 academic year yet. I want to ensure that I get a student railcard if I can, as I'll be using the trains regularly from September.
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after you have met the conditions of your offer you can open a student account.
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after you have met the conditions of your offer you can open a student account.
I have an unconditional offer so i have met the conditions now...but i still want to get the freebies !!
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I have an unconditional offer so i have met the conditions now...but i still want to get the freebies !!
You will get more freebies if you wait til the freshers fair at your uni and sign up with a bank then.
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You will get more freebies if you wait til the freshers fair at your uni and sign up with a bank then.
the thing is- i need to give my student account details to the slc...

i suppose my question really is...if i sign up with a bank now for a student account will i still get the free railcard or £50 or whever the gimmick is??
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the thing is- i need to give my student account details to the slc...

i suppose my question really is...if i sign up with a bank now for a student account will i still get the free railcard or £50 or whever the gimmick is??
you should get that - the standard bribe should still count whenever/wherever you open your account.

However, you can guarentee that at the freshers fayre there will be other freebies in addition to the advertised ones.
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(Original post by ruthiepoothie)
the thing is- i need to give my student account details to the slc...

i suppose my question really is...if i sign up with a bank now for a student account will i still get the free railcard or £50 or whever the gimmick is??
It doesn't matter that the details given to the SLC are not for a student account. I've given the SLC the details of my savings account for the moment. When I get a student account I'll inform them of the change or just transfer money from my savings accounts when I receive the loan.
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I've given the SLC the details of my savings account for the moment. When I get a student account I'll inform them of the change or just transfer money from my savings accounts when I receive the loan.
me too! i have a question though - what is the main difference between my current account and a student's account?? is it just the overdraft business and the freebies???

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me too! i have a question though - what is the main difference between my current account and a student's account?? is it just the overdraft business and the freebies???

Free over draft is more than just
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i got a letter through from hsbc saying that if i met the conditions of my offer i'd be automatically switched to the student bank account, getting a 5 year railcard with it as well.

or £50, but i'd rather have the railcard.

is it possible to sign up to 2 or more student bank accounts?
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i got a letter through from hsbc saying that if i met the conditions of my offer i'd be automatically switched to the student bank account, getting a 5 year railcard with it as well.

or £50, but i'd rather have the railcard.

is it possible to sign up to 2 or more student bank accounts?
Apparently you are not meant to although i know of people who have. If you get found out they aren't very nice about it.
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I already have a student account... HSBC switched it automatically when I turned 18- although I still have to take my confirmation in after results before I can get the benefits. Although they sent me a letter at the weekend saying that I could the 5 year rail card right now if I sent off this card thing.
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