To be ready for uni life, there are lots of things you need to organise. Save yourself time and effort by using your UCAS status codes when opening a bank account.
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Once we receive your application, we create your personal status codes and email them to you. These codes allow a number of banks to confirm your eligibility for their student accounts. 

Below are links to the banks that use these status codes, to make opening an account quicker and easier for you.

Banks and building socities that use the 4 digit status code How to open an account and what you can get

A Student Account that walks the walk – jam-packed with extra benefits. To find out more and apply, go to barclays.co.uk/student.

  • The award winning Barclays app – helps you stay in control of your money, keep track of your balance, categorise spending and set limits on payments and cash withdrawals.
  • Apply for a fee-free overdraft up to £500 at account opening and up to £3,000 throughout the course of your studies*.

  • Get money back when you shop – enjoy cashback from participating retailers when you shop through us. 
  • Payments on the go – you can use your mobile to make payments with Apple Pay and Contactless Mobile. 
  • Personalise your debit card – you can add your favourite photo to your contactless debit card for free.

*Fee-free overdraft up to £3,000 (subject to application, status, and lending criteria) while you stay within that limit.


FlexStudent helps you to stay on top of your money, and supports you throughout your course and after you graduate. To find out more and apply, visit www.nationwide.co.uk/flexstudent.

  • A fee and interest-free overdraft offering a £1,000 limit in year one, growing up to £3,000 by year three.
  • 1% credit interest on balances up to £1,000.
  • The ability to manage your money on the move with our award-winning banking app and text alerts. 

 

Banks and building societies that use the 16 digit status code How to open an account and what you can get

Start uni life with the UK’s No.1 account choice for freshers, the HSBC Student Account*. Go to www.hsbc.co.uk/student or visit a branch to find out more and apply in minutes.  

With HSBC, students like you get:

£100 cash – If you are a first year student on a qualifying course and open a HSBC Student Account by 31 December 2019 we’ll pop £100 in your account within seven days of you opening it**. No catch, just cash.

A guaranteed £1,000 interest-free arranged overdraft offer – You can even apply to increase it for years two and three. Representative example: 0% EAR variable (assumed overdraft £1,000).

Student credit card – A handy back-up for unexpected expenses, with up to £500 credit* *.

Mobile banking – Manage your money on-the-go, from your morning lecture to your big night out.

Access to our Regular Saver and Loyalty Cash ISA accounts – So as well as studying for your future, you can start saving for it too.

*Based on UCAS Media 2018 Student Market Share survey of over 40,000 first year students.
**Subject to status, you must be a UK resident and 18+. Terms and conditions apply.

Get yourself ready for uni with a NatWest student account. Apply in branch, over the phone, or visit www.natwest.com/student to find out more and apply online.

  • Free four-year National Express Young Persons Coachcard.
  • Up to £2,000 interest-free overdraft in year one.
  • Contactless debit card.
  • Apple Pay.
  • Mobile app (pay your contacts and get cash without your debit card).

Our Royal Bank of Scotland student account is here to help you get through uni. Apply online, in branch, or over the phone. Visit www.rbs.co.uk/student for more information.

  • Free four-year National Express Young Persons Coachcard.
  • Up to £2,000 interest-free overdraft in year one.
  • Contactless debit card.
  • Apple Pay.
  • Mobile app (pay your contacts and get cash without your debit card).

Once your place at uni or college is confirmed, it's really important to remember to take your codes with you when you go to open a student account. This will speed up the whole process, by allowing the bank or building society to quickly confirm your status as a future student.

Remember: your codes are unique to your application, so you cannot share them with your friends.

If you have any questions about this service, get in touch on social media.

 

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