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Hi, I want to open a student bank account and I wanted to know if you have to provide your national insurance number or just proof of your identity as in: passport??
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if you're opening a new account probably yes but if you're upgrading your current account (eg a young person's account at barclays) to a student account (eg student addition at barclays) then you should only need your student status number from ucas since they already have proof of your identity
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Ah okay, I was hoping that I would only need the number UCAS has provided me and my passport
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if you're opening a new account probably yes but if you're upgrading your current account (eg a young person's account at barclays) to a student account (eg student addition at barclays) then you should only need your student status number from ucas since they already have proof of your identity
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Hi, I want to open a student bank account and I wanted to know if you have to provide your national insurance number or just proof of your identity as in: passport??
I've never needed to provide my national insurance number to open a bank account, as least not that I can remember. Usually the only requirements for a student account are proof of identity and student status, and you have both of those.
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Hi, I want to open a student bank account and I wanted to know if you have to provide your national insurance number or just proof of your identity as in: passport??
To open an account at a bank you normally need both proof of identity and proof of address.

Check with the bank's website, it should be clear what they'll accept as providing evidence of identity and address.
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Hi, I want to open a student bank account and I wanted to know if you have to provide your national insurance number or just proof of your identity as in: passport??
You'll need a proof of Identify and proof of address. (Passport and Driving licence are the easiest) You only really need ur NI number if you want to open an ISA because of the tax free savings it brings.

For a Student account, you would probably need proof you're a student. Id say speak to your current bank and see if they can give you a student account.

I work for a bank btw
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Ah okay great, do you know if I can do all of this online or do I have to go to a bank and sign stuff? I'm not gonna be in England until Spetember so it would be a problem for me that's why
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You'll need a proof of Identify and proof of address. (Passport and Driving licence are the easiest) You only really need ur NI number if you want to open an ISA because of the tax free savings it brings.

For a Student account, you would probably need proof you're a student. Id say speak to your current bank and see if they can give you a student account.

I work for a bank btw
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Ah okay great, do you know if I can do all of this online or do I have to go to a bank and sign stuff? I'm not gonna be in England until Spetember so it would be a problem for me that's why
You can open accounts online, but it still may ask you to bring ID to a branch (you wont knowuntil you apply) I would say contact a few banks and see what you can do.
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