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International Student Current Account

Earn while you learn with a great bank account

Support while you study

The International Student Account gives you a Visa Debit card, one free deposit of a foreign cheque per month and pays you a high interest rate on balances up to 500, all for just a 5 monthly account fee.

Why choose the International Student account?

  • Essentials - includes a Visa Debit card for easy secure withdrawals and purchases
  • Earn - 3.00 AER/2.96% gross (variable) on balances up to £500 when you pay at least £50 into your account each month
  • Access your money 24/7
  • Manage your account online, by mobile, by phone or at around 1400 branches
  • Online Banking: Make the most of your account by using our online Banking service.  You can easily check your statements, pay bills, move money and lots more.  You will automatically be registered when you apply - read more/see demo.
  • Mobile banking: If you like to keep up to date with your banking on the go, then our Mobile Banking Service will suit you perfectly - also available as a free iPhone and iPad app from the App Store - read more.
  • Free text message and email alert service - Our alert service offers Online Banking customers the option of setting up Low/high balance and Payment alerts.
  • No overdraft - so you don't need to worry about spending money you don't have.


We will not pay you interest on any amount over £500, or on your whole balance if you do not pay at least £50 into your account each month.


How to apply


You can only apply for this account in branch. Please find your most convenient branch using our branch finder.

 stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and shows what the interest would be if we paid interest and added it each year. The gross rate is the rate payable before income tax deduction. Rates may change and we pay interest each month.

Rates correct as at 10th July 2013

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