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    I want to open a santander student account for the overdrafts etc (and the railcard) that I'll probably need but I also want to keep my Barclays current account because I'm planning to get a part-time job and personally I'd rather have my job income separate from student finance coming in so I could manage everything better. When I mean manage everything better, I mean in the sense that I'd use the money coming in from work for clothes, shoes, luxury items, all that stuff and in the student account with maintenance loan and overdraft I'd use for buying food, paying rent, and things I'd need for university.

    Do you think this is a good idea?
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    (Original post by mrpopodopalaus)
    I want to open a santander student account for the overdrafts etc (and the railcard) that I'll probably need but I also want to keep my Barclays current account because I'm planning to get a part-time job and personally I'd rather have my job income separate from student finance coming in so I could manage everything better. When I mean manage everything better, I mean in the sense that I'd use the money coming in from work for clothes, shoes, luxury items, all that stuff and in the student account with maintenance loan and overdraft I'd use for buying food, paying rent, and things I'd need for university.

    Do you think this is a good idea?
    Some banks only let you have a student account on the understanding that it will be your main or only account. Check Santander's small print.

    Other than that, if you can juggle two accounts then I don't see why not. I diid for years - one for recurring bills (utilities, car tax/MOT, mortgage etc), the other for variables like food, groceries and leisure.
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    I too want a student account and my original account. I signed upfront student finance before applying for a student bank account aswell so the money will go from one account to the other.
    I only applied today for the bank account so I don't know the outcome yet.
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    I want to do the same thing. My current bank does not offer a student account that is that great but I like to have the account as a back up. The student account will become my main account, I am just keeping the old one so that I have something to come back to if I don't like the new bank. Only applied today so maybe I will only end up having one...
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    I hold a Santander student account, and a current account and savings account with Dankse. So it's fine to have another current account if you have a Santander student account.
 
 
 
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