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    I don't have any form of a bank account right now and am looking to open one so I can apply to student finance. My understanding is that I open a normal current account which then gets switched to a student account during summer after results are out.
    Multiple websites say pick the bank that gives the largest interest free overdraft. I don't think I'll need an overdraft because although I'll be paying for everything university related myself if I do run out of money from my loan my parents would support me so that I wouldn't need one. So, forgetting the size of overdrafts, which bank would you recommend? I guess it's now based on ease of use and perks they might give.

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    (Original post by Halal Haribos)
    I don't have any form of a bank account right now and am looking to open one so I can apply to student finance. My understanding is that I open a normal current account which then gets switched to a student account during summer after results are out.
    Multiple websites say pick the bank that gives the largest interest free overdraft. I don't think I'll need an overdraft because although I'll be paying for everything university related myself if I do run out of money from my loan my parents would support me so that I wouldn't need one. So, forgetting the size of overdrafts, which bank would you recommend? I guess it's now based on ease of use and perks they might give.

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    There aren't many perks about, sanatander give you a railcard and some banks do credit cards for students.
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    http://www.savethestudent.org/money/...-accounts.html
    HSBC give you a £60 Amazon voucher. Try finding which bank they have on campus as that can be handy if you visit a lot, otherwise whichever one you like.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    There aren't many perks about, sanatander give you a railcard and some banks do credit cards for students.
    Trust me. You'll spend the £60 Amazon voucher in no time, whereas with a student railcard you'll be grateful you have it for the next 4 years. Definitely choose this every time!
 
 
 
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