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Finances & Money

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Getting to grips with your finances as soon as possible is really important. It may seem complicated but we are here to help if you have any questions. 

Here’s your guide to navigating student finance.

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To set up a student bank account, here is some advice based on the information provided on the Money Saving Expert (MSE) website:

1. Obtain a UCAS confirmation letter: You’ll typically need a UCAS confirmation letter with either an unconditional offer or A-level results that meet the condition of your offer to open a student bank account.

2. Research and compare bank accounts: Look into different student bank accounts and compare their features, such as the 0% overdraft limit, any additional benefits or freebies offered, and the terms and conditions associated with the account. Take note of which banks offer the largest and longest interest-free overdrafts.

3. Apply for the chosen account: Once you have decided on the best student bank account for your needs, you can proceed with the application process. This will likely involve completing an online application form and providing the necessary documentation, such as your UCAS confirmation letter and identification documents.

4. Be prepared for a credit check: When applying for a student bank account, you’ll likely undergo a credit check to assess your financial eligibility. Make sure you meet the bank’s requirements and have a good credit history to increase your chances of being approved.

5. Use your account wisely: Once you have successfully opened a student bank account, it’s important to use it responsibly. Keep track of your spending, avoid going over your agreed overdraft limit, and be aware of any fees or charges associated with the account.

Remember to read the terms and conditions of the account thoroughly and consider seeking further advice from the bank or financial experts if needed.