Student bank account
No monthly fee
Student life is tough enough as it is, so we’re doing our bit to help
You can get 1/3 off National Express fares for 4 years and the option to apply for an interest free overdraft.
To apply, you must be living in the UK and either completing a full-time undergraduate course that lasts at least 2 years; a full-time post-graduate course or training as a nurse at a UK university or college of higher education. You need to be 18+ to apply for an Arranged Overdraft.
Mobile Banking app
Mobile Banking app in detail
Log in with your fingerprint on selected Apple and Android devices– it’s simple, secure and fast.
Easily pay your flatmates using their mobile number – Pay Your Contacts makes it a piece of cake (as long as they have our mobile app or are registered for Paym). Limits apply.
Set up a text alert – get a notification if you’re going to slip into your overdraft.
Get cash without your card – left home without your purse or wallet? No problem. Simply go to any NatWest or Tesco cash machine and follow the steps in the app. You can withdraw up to £130 every 24 hours.
That’s only half the story. Find out what else you can do with our award-winning app.
More about our Mobile Banking app
1/3 off coach travel for 4 years
Coach travel in detail
On top of 1/3 off standard adult coach fares in the UK with National Express you also get:
10% off travel to selected festivals and events in the UK. Visit nationalexpress.com/events for more information.
10% off coach fares to lots of great European destinations with Eurolines
1/3 off standard adult fares with Hovertravel and Scottish Citylink services when booked through National Express
Arranged Overdraft in detail
An Arranged Overdraft is a short-term way to borrow and can be a really useful way to help you with uni life. An Arranged Overdraft means we’ve approved extra funds for you, which are available on your current account.
What you should know
You can apply for an Arranged Overdraft within the Student account application form. Or at a later date by visiting Student Overdrafts.
Visa Debit Card
Visa Debit Card in detail
Use your Visa Debit card to pay for books or clothes (in shops and online), student travel, meals out, coffees etc.
What is contactless?
Want to pay quickly and securely for amounts of less than £30? Just look for the contactless symbol, then touch your card against the reader. Simple as that! You can also pay contactless by using Apple Pay or Android Pay.
24/7 banking in detail
Because we all lead busy lives, we’ve made it as easy as possible for you to access your account whenever it suits you, through Online Banking or our Mobile Banking app. Alternatively call one of our UK call centres, available 24 hours a day.
Everyday support in detail
Our Student bank account is designed to help you with your day to day banking needs. You can set up text alerts and manage Direct Debits as a convenient way to pay household bills or memberships to gyms etc.
What are text alerts?
Text alerts are a really great way of keeping tabs on your money. You can get a text alert to let you know when your balance is about to go below a certain limit, or to let you know what your balance is at a specific time. You can set them up when you fill in the online application form or in our Mobile Banking app.