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Student Additions Account (international)

Recently arrived in the UK to study?

  • Send payments using just a mobile number to over 30 countries with Pingit1
  • You can get cashback with over 180 retailers like Apple, Amazon, Boots and more with Partner Rewards
  • Pay with a personalised, contactless debit card or Apple Pay 2 and Contactless Mobile 3



You can apply if you:

  • Are studying in the UK for an undergraduate qualification for at least 2 academic years full time or post-graduate for 1 year or more
  • Pass a credit credit check and meet our lending criteria
  • Are over 18 years old
  • Plan to use the account as your main bank account

How to apply

Once you’ve completed the online application, you’ll need to visit a branch so we can confirm your student status and identity.

Here’s what you need to bring:

  1. Proof of identity
  2. Proof of address
  3. Proof you’re a student

What documents are suitable?

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Important Information

1. Pingit is available for people aged 16 and over, who have a current account and a mobile phone registered in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey or Isle of Man. It’s also available for businesses operating in these places.

2. Apple Pay is compatible with the following devices:

• iPhone 6 or later
• Apple Watch – paired with an iPhone 5 or later
• iPad – iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3 or later

3. Contactless Mobile works with Android devices with operating systems of 4.4.2 or above that are NFC capable.

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