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 societies that use the 4 digit status code:


Be the master of your budget with our award-winning student account. To find out more and apply, go to

  • Free e-textbooks for uni – We’ve teamed up with Campus Society to offer first year students a limited offer: Three free e-textbooks when you open a student account. Sign up here.
  • The award winning Barclays app – helps you keep on top of your money, categorise spending, set limits and temporarily freeze your debit card.
  • Apply for a fee-free overdraft –up to £500 from day one and up to £3,000 throughout the course of your studies*.
  • Get money back when you shop – enjoy cashback from participating online and high street stores when you shop through us.
  • Personalise your debit card – you can add your favourite photo to your contactless debit card for free.
  • Now available to Higher Apprentices (Level 4+).

*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

  • 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:


Start uni life with the UK’s No.1 account choice for freshers, the HSBC Student Account*. Go to 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 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).

Royal Bank of Scotland

Our Royal Bank of Scotland student account is here to help you get through uni. Apply online, in branch, or over the phone. Visit 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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