Your child and university

A helping hand for your child’s next step

Whether they’re getting ready to go or already studying, we can help your child make the most of their university experience with tips, bank accounts, services and more.

Getting them ready

Heading off to university can be a daunting experience. We’re here to help your child get ready with offers, money tips and an award-winning student account1.

Save for their future

Putting some money aside regularly can help you support your child financially when it’s time to start uni.

Making the most of uni

From budgeting to getting a routine, help your child make the most of their time at university with our handy tips.

Student Additions Account

Your child can be the master of their budget with our award-winning student account1. Through our app2 they can categorise their spending, set limits and freeze their debit card if they misplace it.

While they’re at university

Whether it’s protecting their belongings, helping them to avoid fraud or sending them money, we have tips and tools to help your child while they’re studying.

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Tech Pack and Tech Pack Lite

Our Tech Pack covers up to four mobile phones and an unlimited number of gadgets, worth up to £1,500. You’ll also get loss and theft cover. If you don’t need loss or theft cover, our Tech Pack Lite covers up to two devices, worth up to £1,500 each, against accidental damage and breakdown.

Get covered

Your child can protect the things they take to uni against theft or damage with our starter contents insurance. Terms, conditions and exclusions to cover apply.

Fraud awareness

There are lots of ways fraudsters can take advantage of your child at university. Our handy tips and practical information could help them to avoid fraud and scams.

Keeping their money safe

Our app comes with fraud prevention features to help your child keep their money safe. They can temporarily freeze their card if they misplace it, decrease cash machine withdrawal limits and turn off remote purchases.

Features for you

Sending money

The Pingit app is an easy way to send money, you just need your child’s UK mobile number3. It’s great for little treats or emergencies and can even help them organise their spending. Terms and exclusions apply.

The Barclays app

Managing your money on the go is a handy way to keep track of your finances. You can check your balance, make payments, get cashback4 and more2. Your child could download our app too, if they have an account with us.