Can I open a UK student bank account with a bank in the UK whilst studying abroad?
The reason for this is because a lot of UK student bank accounts offer attractive free overdrafts...
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- Thread Starter
- 19-01-2017 17:24
- 23-01-2017 10:08
If your permanent home is in the UK you shouldn't have a problem in opening a UK bank account. It's obviously going to be easier to do it whilst you're still here rather than trying to do it from abroad, but the main problem might be funding a student account - there is an expectation that your student finance will be paid into the account in order to be eligible for the overdraft. Will that be the case for you? And will this be your sole UK account? If so, I can't see a problem