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Student life

  • Student Additions Account

    • Up to £3,000 overdraft, with £2,000 interest-free
      Representative example:
      Up to £2,000 – 0% interest pa (variable)
      Over £2,000 and up to £3,000 – 8.9% interest pa (variable)
    • Personalise your debit card for free
    • Send and receive money quickly and easily with Pingit 2
    • Free Text Alerts

  • Student Possessions Insurance

    Get cover to help replace your things if they're lost or stolen – even on a tight budget 3


    Remember, terms conditions and exclusions apply – read the policy document 1.96 MB 4 for more.

  • Your ultimate guide to Freshers' Week

    Nervous about starting uni? We asked students for the insider tips about
    starting school.

    • How to save money and where to find freebies
    • What should you bring from home? Your emergency kit explained
    • Meeting people and making new friends
  • Do you have an idea that could make a real difference?

    We've teamed up with Channel 4 to bring you The Stake, a competition designed to turn young people's ideas into reality. Up to 6 people will share a prize pool of £100,000. So if you want to take part simply:

    • Submit an idea
    • Complete challenges
    • Gain support to make your idea a reality

    Participants must be 16-21 to submit an idea. You do not have to be a student to take part. Competition runs from 11 November 2011 to 11:59pm on 23 December 2011.




Top tips from students like you

  • Top tips from students like you:

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Source: Big Top 40 competition 14 August – 4 September 2011

Student finance

Get your finances in order before you go to uni with our helpful guides and videos.

Student life

Everything you need to know about life at uni before you go.

Important information


1. Overdrafts and Personal Reserves are subject to status and application so the amount offered may be different to that shown on the example. All borrowing is repayable on demand. For full details, see our student overdraft

2. Terms and conditions apply. You must have a UK current account, UK registered mobile phone and be over 16 to use Pingit

3. The insurer of Barclays Home Insurance is Gresham Insurance Company Limited, authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered Office: 8 Surrey Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3NG. Registered in England, registered no. 110410. Barclays Insurance Services Company Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 312078). Registered in England, registered no. 973765. Registered office 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP. 

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