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Starling Bank vs a normal student bank account?After hearing about the quality which Starling Bank offers I am considering making an account but branches are minimal. I already have a Revolve account with RBS and I need to transfer the account to a student one, with added benefits.Is Starling better for students or should you stay with an in-person bank?
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Starling Bank vs a normal student bank account?After hearing about the quality which Starling Bank offers I am considering making an account but branches are minimal. I already have a Revolve account with RBS and I need to transfer the account to a student one, with added benefits.Is Starling better for students or should you stay with an in-person bank?
personally I'd always like the option there to speak to someone in person if someone went wrong.
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Starling Bank vs a normal student bank account?After hearing about the quality which Starling Bank offers I am considering making an account but branches are minimal. I already have a Revolve account with RBS and I need to transfer the account to a student one, with added benefits.Is Starling better for students or should you stay with an in-person bank?
Look at the offers banks have - for example Santander offer a free four year railcard with their Student Bank account.
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Student accounts are better for students as they give more benefits, whereas Starling accounts are just normal bank accounts. You can get both though, e.g. I use my student account as my main bank account but I have a starling account which I use for any informal payments and for anything involving foreign transactions.

Starling gives you a lot of control compared to normal bank accounts so there's a much lower risk of anything going wrong, plus they apparently have stellar customer service in the event that you can't do something through the app.

If you want to be complicated and get the optimum usage, I'd upgrade your account to a student one and then pay your student loan into that which you'll then use to pay your rent. Keep that card at home where it's safe. Then put the rest of the money in your Starling account which you use for every other transaction, in the event you lose your starling card you'll know it immediately, be able to shut down your card immediately, and still be able to spend money in a near to normal way through the app.
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Starling Bank vs a normal student bank account?After hearing about the quality which Starling Bank offers I am considering making an account but branches are minimal. I already have a Revolve account with RBS and I need to transfer the account to a student one, with added benefits.Is Starling better for students or should you stay with an in-person bank?
There's nothing stopping you having both (typically student accounts will say they need your student loan paid into their account though). You'd also get an overdraft with a student account with a high street bank, which you wouldn't get/would be a lot smaller if you just had a Starling or similar account.
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