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    I applied for student finance before the deadline but didn't fill in any bank details. SFE have now sent me a letter asking me to send them my bank details as soon as possible, but I thought you couldn't open a student bank account until you had a confirmation letter i.e. after results day?
    I'm also very worried that this will mean that I will be late receiving my maintenance loan in September
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    (Original post by pastel-luna)
    I applied for student finance before the deadline but didn't fill in any bank details. SFE have now sent me a letter asking me to send them my bank details as soon as possible, but I thought you couldn't open a student bank account until you had a confirmation letter i.e. after results day?
    I'm also very worried that this will mean that I will be late receiving my maintenance loan in September
    Just give them any bank details and you can change it in August, don't worry you shouldn't get it late.
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    (Original post by pastel-luna)
    I applied for student finance before the deadline but didn't fill in any bank details. SFE have now sent me a letter asking me to send them my bank details as soon as possible, but I thought you couldn't open a student bank account until you had a confirmation letter i.e. after results day?
    I'm also very worried that this will mean that I will be late receiving my maintenance loan in September
    Or if you already have a current account use that and change it later.
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    (Original post by pastel-luna)
    I applied for student finance before the deadline but didn't fill in any bank details. SFE have now sent me a letter asking me to send them my bank details as soon as possible, but I thought you couldn't open a student bank account until you had a confirmation letter i.e. after results day?
    I'm also very worried that this will mean that I will be late receiving my maintenance loan in September
    I shouldn't do, I got the same letter when I applied and didn't fill in my bank details straight away. Filled them in when I opened my student account in late August and got the money from student finance on time.
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    (Original post by pastel-luna)
    I applied for student finance before the deadline but didn't fill in any bank details. SFE have now sent me a letter asking me to send them my bank details as soon as possible, but I thought you couldn't open a student bank account until you had a confirmation letter i.e. after results day?
    I'm also very worried that this will mean that I will be late receiving my maintenance loan in September
    Pretty sure this is a phishing scam. All bank details are input by yourself on the SF system. Under no circumstances should you respond to the letter or provide your account details by post. You should update them on the system when they're available.

    Everyone with a conditional offer will be in your position. SF are well aware of this and would not be asking for your account details.

    Your SF will not be delayed as long as you have your account details on the system by, say, mid-late August.
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    As this is the second such query I've seen here, I've posted a question in the Ask Student Finance section, asking the official TSR rep whether these letters are genuine. Will let you know the reply.
 
 
 
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