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From cashback to railcards: top student bank account perks

Joanna Faith
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Joanna Faith

If you’re heading to university this autumn, now is a good time to research the different student bank accounts on offer

Banks and building societies are offering students a range of perks this year, including cashback, railcards and takeaway vouchers.

Students can get £80 from HSBC just for opening an account, while Natwest is offering £50.

In addition to £80 cashback, HSBC offers an interest-free £3,000 overdraft and either an Uber Eats voucher worth £20 or a year of unlimited next-day delivery with ASOS Premier worth £9.95 a year.

Barclays will give students a free 12-month subscription to online library Perlego, plus an interest-free overdraft of up to £3,000.

For students who plan to travel around the UK, Santander still has its lucrative Railcard on offer which is worth £30 over one year.

Rachel Springall, finance expert at Moneyfacts, said: “There are undoubtedly some decent account perks this year, but students must check the overall package before they commit.”

The table below lists the account incentives offered to students for 2021: