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Student Additions Account

An account to help you through your studies

  • Apply for a £500 overdraft when you open your account, which you can increase up to £3,000 over the course of your studies (subject to status and lending criteria)
  • Pay with a personalised, contactless debit card or Apple Pay 1 and Contactless Mobile 2
  • Get cashback from Apple, Amazon and many other top retailers


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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Please visit a branch to open your account.

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Important Information

1. 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

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

3. 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.

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