£60 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card plus a year of Prime Student with HSBC Student current account
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£60 Amazon.co.uk Gift Card plus a year of Prime Student with HSBC Student current account

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Found 31st Jul 2017
HSBC is offering a £60 Amazon.co.uk gift card plus a year of Prime Student (worth £39) to students or level 4+ apprentices in their first year of a qualifying course.

You need to open an HSBC Student Account by 31 October 2017. Account subject to status, you must be UK resident and 18+.

A bit confusingly Prime Student is also known as Amazon Student. It’s basically a student version of Amazon Prime. Watch out though because when the trial is up it will automatically covert you (and bill you) for Amazon Prime membership at £39 a year. If you don’t want this, make sure you cancel.

Amazon Prime gives you unlimited one-day delivery on millions of eligible items at no extra cost. You also receive video, photo, music, and Kindle books benefits.

Is this a perk worth going for? … Read on.

Each year banks try to lure students in with student bank accounts offering a range of perks or benefits such as railcards, coach cards or discount cards. They do this in the hope you’ll end up being a customer for life.

However, it’s important not to be swayed by these without checking out all the accounts properly.

For many students, being able to borrow as much as possible interest-free will prove to be the biggest financial benefit.

HSBC DOES NOT offer the best overdraft on student accounts this year. It offers an interest-free arranged overdraft from £500 to £1,000 in year one; up to £2,000 in year two; and up to £3,000 in year three.

These amounts are “subject to status” and so not guaranteed.

Halifax offers up to £3,000 per year as you can see in this post. So if a decent 0% overdraft is really important to you, Halifax might be your best bet.

HSBC student current account
This is what the HSBC student current account offers for 2017:
• £60 Amazon gift card and one year Amazon Student Prime membership. Obviously you need to already be an Amazon member or sign up to get these perks.
• 0% interest overdraft from £500 in year one depending on your circumstances, going up to £3,000 in year three.
• Student credit card – subject to status
• Mobile banking including Apple Pay and Android Pay.
• Student exclusives – freebies, discounts, tickets and competitions etc.

In short, if you’re not fussed about the overdraft but you will make use of the Amazon perks, then this is a deal worth going for.

If you need a big overdraft, check out Halifax’s student account.

If you don’t need a big overdraft or use Amazon, check out Santander’s student account – it offers a four-year 16-25 Railcard.

Happy studying!
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Is that you Martin Lewis?
Thanks for posting this, just looking at a student account for our son and this is perfect. He doesn't need a huge overdraft (he may want one) and the fact he's already on a baby account with HSBC means it should be a seamless transfer.
I have used HSBC all my life and have had the student account since 2015 now, they've been great X)
do you have to be proper student or just nus from Groupon ?
Yes you have to be a proper student with an official university acceptance letter
The banks used to stamp the letter to stop you going into a different bank to open another account
Yh for those asking whether you can gain this account you need to enrolled or about to start a degree or HND diploma
WalkableBuffalo7 h, 26 m ago

I have used HSBC all my life and have had the student account since 2015 …I have used HSBC all my life and have had the student account since 2015 now, they've been great X)

What kind of proof do you need to open a student account
19DembaBa19

What kind of proof do you need to open a student account


From my experience, your 1) driving licence/passport 2)proof of address 3) university welcome letter
LuckSTA4 h, 55 m ago

From my experience, your 1) driving licence/passport 2)proof of address 3) …From my experience, your 1) driving licence/passport 2)proof of address 3) university welcome letter

So what if your a college student
19DembaBa19

So what if your a college student



I found this on the website:

Courses which qualify must be full time or part time with a Disabled Students' Allowance.
Postgraduate degree (for example PHD, MBA, MSc, PGCE, MPhil, M.ED, M.ST, LL.M).
Undergraduate degree (for example BA, BSc, BEd, BN).
Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE).
- Business & Technical Education Council (BTEC). The following BTEC courses qualify:
- Higher National Diploma (HND)
- Higher National Certificate (HNC)
National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) levels 4 and 5.
Foundation Degree - FDA (art based) or FDSc (science based) and/or subsequent one year full honours degree course.
Pre-registration or First Level Nursing and Midwifery Diploma.
Level 4+ Apprentice studying a Foundation, Bachelor's or Master's degree.
A foundation year which is an integral part of one of the courses listed above. We will need to see written proof of this, for example a letter from the college or university.
If there is any doubt whether a course qualifies, contact the university/college.
sorted!
Thanks for this. Just applied!
Hi, I have applied for my student account using my pre-existing HSBC account. I just wondered what the steps are to getting the amazon perks, once being accepted. Thank you!
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