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Can I open a student bank account with my UCAS code when not going to university?

Hello,

I have my UCAS code from my UCAS application, but I won't be going to university. Can I still open a student bank account to benefit from the offers that they have on usually in the summer (free cash/railcard/etc)?

Does anyone ask at all please?

Many thanks!
(edited 1 month ago)
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Yes, but only if you want to lose your banking facilities for the next 6 years because you'll get a Cifas marker for Application Fraud, ie giving false details.

Seriously, no, don't do it. There are conditions applied to student bank accounts and it will be noticed if you don't meet them; these are things like the amount of money paid in each term and where funds are coming from.
(edited 1 month ago)
Original post by jakubroj
Hello,
I have my UCAS code from my UCAS application, but I won't be going to university. Can I still open a student bank account to benefit from the offers that they have on usually in the summer (free cash/railcard/etc)?
Does anyone ask at all please?
Many thanks!


Looking at natwest for opening a student bank account https://www.natwest.com/current-accounts/student_account.html
‘You need to be a full time undergraduate student (on at least a 2-year course at a UK University/College) or you need to be completing a full time postgraduate or nursing course lasting a year or more. You can apply within 6 months of your course start date.‘

The ucas code is used for verifications.
‘You'll need:
UK Passport or Driver's Licence (full or provisional)
Proof of address - Driver's Licence, Utility Bill or Bank Statement. If you don’t have one of these, you can use one of the documents we ask for to verify your UK student status.
You’ll also need to verify your UK Student status. Your UCAS status code is the fastest way to do this’

So, no.
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