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The UK’s only student current account from a building society
At Nationwide, we're committed to helping you control your finances – especially when it comes to student life.
We'll start you off with an overdraft limit of £1,000.
In your second year, you can request an increase to £2,000.
In your third year, you can request an increase to £3,000.
If you use an arranged overdraft of £1,200 the amount we will charge you is 0p per day (variable).
The overdraft limit is optional, and you don’t need to request the full amount each year. So long as you stay in control of your finances, we’ll increase the overdraft amount you can ask for by £1,000 each year, to a maximum of £3,000. If your course is two years long, you’ll only be eligible to request a maximum of £2,000 by the end of the second year. To remain eligible for the overdraft, you'll need to pay in at least £1,500 per year of study* across two or more transactions. For example, this could be your student loan or money from family members. *Year of study refers to each 12 month period after your course start date.
Earn interest on your moneyReceive 1% AER/gross p.a. (variable) on balances up to £1,000.Cashback with Simply RewardsGreat cashback offers on big brands with Simply Rewards for Visa debit or credit card customers.Mobile payments and contactlessYou can make payments with your Nationwide debit cards on compatible devices using Apple Pay and Android Pay™ anywhere that contactless payments are accepted.†
Quickly and safely check balances, pay bills and more – all on your smartphone.
From paying your rent to ordering paperless statements, our Internet Bank lets you do it all.
Simply register and tell us what alerts are important to you – we'll do the rest.
You can contact us any time, day or night. Whatever you need, we’re right here.
It only takes about 10-15 minutes to apply online
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If you live in a country that's part of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), you can apply for one of our current accounts.
† Available on selected Apple devices only and compatible devices using Android 4.4 (KitKat®) and higher.Apple Pay is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.Android Pay is a trademark of Google Inc.
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