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    Hi! I'm currently in sixth form and have started to look into uni and student finance and I'm just curious whether it'd be wise to get a credit card for day-to-day stuff while at uni? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks! 👍
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    (Original post by JoshiR)
    Hi! I'm currently in sixth form and have started to look into uni and student finance and I'm just curious whether it'd be wise to get a credit card for day-to-day stuff while at uni? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks! 👍
    I do have a credit card for food shopping only. This is so I can build up some credit history. I have a direct debit coming out every single month paying the card off IN FULL so I don't accrue any interest charges.

    Then again, you shouldn't need to rely on a credit card as banks such as Santander offer generous overdrafts (£1,500 straight away for a first-year).

    If you are INCREDIBLY DISCIPLINED when it comes to spending, then a credit card will do you no harm.
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    (Original post by Blue_Cow)
    I do have a credit card for food shopping only. This is so I can build up some credit history. I have a direct debit coming out every single month paying the card off IN FULL so I don't accrue any interest charges.

    Then again, you shouldn't need to rely on a credit card as banks such as Santander offer generous overdrafts (£1,500 straight away for a first-year).

    If you are INCREDIBLY DISCIPLINED when it comes to spending, then a credit card will do you no harm.
    Thanks for the advice! Cleared it up quite a lot for me 👍
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