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Student Account

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RBS Student Account

All you need for everyday banking as an undergraduate

To apply, you need to be a permanent UK resident (ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years or more) and completing a full-time undergraduate course lasting at least 2 years; completing a full-time postgraduate course; or training as a nurse, at a UK university or college of higher education.

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tastecard Membership

Free tastecard membership

Enjoy 2 for 1 meals or 50% off your food bill at thousands of restaurants across the UK with our free membership to 'tastecard'. (Side dishes & extras not included) for RBS student account holders

All you need to do is register for Digital Banking and paperless statements in order to receive the tastecard membership once your account is opened.

Terms of use

tastecard Membership

Terms of use

  • Some restaurants may exclude tastecard use on Friday or Saturday evenings, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, the whole of December and potentially other "event" type days

  • Where restaurants offer 50% off they may limit the number of people; where restaurants offer 2 for 1 this does not include side dishes or extras

  • Some restaurants require the customer to book prior to arriving at restaurants

Interest free overdraft

An interest-free overdraft there when you need it

Your Student Account lets you apply for an arranged interest-free overdraft, if you're eligible, to help you with those unexpected costs.  

What is an arranged overdraft?

An arranged overdraft is a limit agreed between yourself and RBS that you can spend up to. This is on top of the money you have paid in to your account.

So for instance, if you have £100 in your account and had an arranged overdraft of £150, the total you could spend up to is £250.

 

Year of Uni Overdraft limit you can apply for
1st Up to £1,000
2nd Up to £1,250
3rd Up to £1,500
4th Up to £1,750
5th Up to £2,000

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBS Mobile app

Make the most of your time at Uni

The RBS Mobile app lets you keep on top of your money whilst you study. Check your balance, move money and pay friends whenever and wherever you want.

Pay Your Contacts - Not enough cash on you to pay your mate back? No problem - with our Mobile app you can pay anyone with a valid UK Visa debit, credit or prepaid card using just their UK mobile number.

There is a maximum payment of £250 a day. 

Get Cash - Get Cash enables you to withdraw money without using your bank card. Use our app to quickly choose the amount of cash you want to withdraw, and we provide you with a secure cash code that can be used at any RBS, NatWest or Tesco cash machines to make the withdrawal.

To use this service:

  • Get Cash limits will apply for this service, including a maximum withdrawal limit of £250 per day.
  • The amount requested must be within the daily withdrawal limit for your debit card
  • There is a maximum limit of 2 Get Cash withdrawals per day.
  • You must have at least £25 available funds to withdraw from your account (including any overdraft facility).

The RBS Mobile app is available to RBS personal customers with a debit card, Online Banking and a UK mobile number starting 07. Available on Android, iPhone, BlackBerry & Windows.

Find out more about our Mobile app

RBS Student Account

Help with alerts, fraud, lost wallets and purses

Our customisable alerts will help you manage your money better. And, if you lose your debit card or have it stolen, you can still get access to your cash with 'Emergency Cash'.

 

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RBS Student Account

What else can we help you with?

Visa Debit Card

Student Credit Card

Home insurance

RBS Student Account

Accounts for International students

If you're an International student, we can help!
Simply follow the steps below in order to apply for an account that's right for you. 

RBS current accounts

Find out what you need to open an account

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Important Information

Important information about Student Current Account

RBS Student Account requirements:

To apply you need to be a permanent UK resident (ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years or more) and completing a full-time undergraduate course lasting at least 2 years; completing a full-time postgraduate course; or training as a nurse, at a UK university or college of higher education.

RBS Student Account

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