What’s on offer – student freebies
Let’s get the no incentive offers done first to avoid any build-up of excited anticipation. High street banks and building societies Halifax, The Co-operative Bank, Barclays and TSB don’t offer any rewards or freebies as such but if you look closer they may have features that you may find quite useful. **
For example, The Co-operative bank very helpfully doesn’t charge you for receiving funds from outside of the UK – if that’s something you need. And Barclays will let you personalise your debit card. If you choose to bank with Halifax, they’ll give you commission free foreign currency – which could come in handy while you’re broadening your horizons abroad. **
So, onto the student deals (depending on how you feel about them):**
• Santander are offering a free four year 16-25 Railcard, worth £120, which will save you a third on all rail travel within the UK.
• HSBC has offers and vouchers as well as up to £3,000 interest free overdraft
• NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland are giving customers one third off National Express journeys for four years as long as you sign up to paperless statements.
• The First Trust Bank are offering medical, dental and post grad law students a tailored package which you might want to check out.
Freebies, freebies, everywhere
We all love a freebie and what they’re actually worth will be dependent on how useful they are to you. To make life a little easier, use our search to find out more about the student account rewards on offer to see if you can find the right student account for you.
**All student bank account offers and incentives were correct as at 17 May 2016 and may have changed or no longer apply.