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Student Bank Account 2nd year

Hi all.

Does anyone know if it's possible to open a student account in 2nd year of Studies? i am currently with santander and I can't open one unless I transfer from another bank but I only have the one account.
Reply 1
Original post by davidosullivan
Hi all.

Does anyone know if it's possible to open a student account in 2nd year of Studies? i am currently with santander and I can't open one unless I transfer from another bank but I only have the one account.


From what I've seen, it's only Santander that seems to have this policy that you can only open a student account in the first year, and if you want one in later years you have to transfer from another bank.

Your best bet is to check the other banks and see what their terms and conditions say -- and bear in mind that there aren't that many banks offering student accounts, so it shouldn't take too long.
Reply 2
I am now in this situation - anyone have any advice? Santander said no.
Original post by Elie2021
I am now in this situation - anyone have any advice? Santander said no.


According to the following article, NatWest allows non-first-years to open an account.

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/student-bank-account/

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