Free 18-25 RAILCARD for 4 YEARS with Santander Student Bank account
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Free 18-25 RAILCARD for 4 YEARS with Santander Student Bank account

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Found 25th Feb 2017
Get a 4 year 18-25 railcard free with Santander Student Bank Account. This is a decent bank account anyway (3%interest on balances up to £2000 and free overdrafts up to £1500) really useful freebie can save you hundreds of pounds over 4 years!
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kidrock123

anything for us 'mature' people?


Free bus passes, Triple lock pensions? Be fair, students have to pay £9k/year tuition fees and don't get grants and free tuition fees like us "mature" people did.
kidrock123

anything for us 'mature' people?



​Cheap coffins...
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those aged 18 and over, offers a free Santander 16-25 Railcard

- assuming you meant to have pressed 18 rather than 15?

A free 4-year Santander 16-25 Railcard which could save you 1/3 off rail … A free 4-year Santander 16-25 Railcard which could save you 1/3 off rail travel in Great Britain

- could?!

Original Poster

those aged 18 and over, offers a free Santander 16-25 Railcard

A free 4-year Santander 16-25 Railcard which could save you 1/3 off rail … A free 4-year Santander 16-25 Railcard which could save you 1/3 off rail travel in Great Britain


Yes 18-25 corrected now
My daughter has this and does save 1/3 off all her rail travel.

saniman

Yes 18-25 corrected now My daughter has this and does save 1/3 off all … Yes 18-25 corrected now My daughter has this and does save 1/3 off all her rail travel.


It is 16-25 not 18-25, you were right the first time!
Edited by: "Derek_Duval" 25th Feb 2017
You need to be over 18 to have an account that qualifies for the railcard.
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I put this in freebies (travel) because it's a FREE railcard but it's been moved to deals and reclassified to personal finance. I wanted to tell people about the FREE railcard, not particularly the bank account.
anything for us 'mature' people?
Original Poster
kidrock123

anything for us 'mature' people?


Free bus passes, Triple lock pensions? Be fair, students have to pay £9k/year tuition fees and don't get grants and free tuition fees like us "mature" people did.
kidrock123

anything for us 'mature' people?



​Cheap coffins...
saniman

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cheap-coffin-free-premium-upgrade-from-coffin-company-for-99-95-p-p-2623007



​If only I had thought of that....
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Gollywood

​If only I had thought of that....


I assumed you had
If you can get them to let you open one!
Cazzzle

If you can get them to let you open one!



Any particular problem you had?
I had a specific problem but I got it sorted and now have the 4 year railcard.
Edited by: "Firefly1" 25th Feb 2017
Is this only for new account holders
I just drive it's cheaper as I claim all the guilt back xxx
sez2_9

Is this only for new account holders



In theory yes.

But in reality, there's nothing stopping you opening a new/fresh Student Account with them too really?.
saniman

Free bus passes, Triple lock pensions? Be fair, students have to pay … Free bus passes, Triple lock pensions? Be fair, students have to pay £9k/year tuition fees and don't get grants and free tuition fees like us "mature" people did.


I'm 34.
dudedude

I'm 34.



Excellent point you raise there really?.

Too old for such 'Apprenticeship' deals and freebies, but too young for the 'older generation' incentives and bits and bobs also!. :-(

People of such age groups kind of get screwed both ways really .....
Switched to Santander in my final year of uni to get this, will run up until I'm 26, epic
amour3k

In theory yes.But in reality, there's nothing stopping you opening a … In theory yes.But in reality, there's nothing stopping you opening a new/fresh Student Account with them too really?.



If you have a standard 123 current amount with them already, you need to swap it over to the student one. If you are in years 2+, you should swap an external bank account using the switching service as well.

Oh, and you have to threaten to leave to allow them to do it (I had that particular problem )
Some may have good experiences but from my experience, Santander are fecking awful.

I've had a student account with Lloyds and Santander and Santander were right penny pinching ****. Lloyds much better in comparison and have better online banking, like Halifax and TSB.
saniman

Free bus passes, Triple lock pensions? Be fair, students have to pay … Free bus passes, Triple lock pensions? Be fair, students have to pay £9k/year tuition fees and don't get grants and free tuition fees like us "mature" people did.



​I'm 31. I have to pay the same course fees an 18 year old pays. Why shouldn't I be entitled to the same discounts? Blatant age discrimination
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dudedude

I'm 34.


Wish I was! All I'm saying is....anyone over 25 wouldn't have had to pay £9k/year tuition fees and this is such a good offer for those that have to, I just wanted to let people know about it.
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furiousjammin

​I'm 31. I have to pay the same course fees an 18 year old pays. Why s … ​I'm 31. I have to pay the same course fees an 18 year old pays. Why shouldn't I be entitled to the same discounts? Blatant age discrimination


Couldn't agree more. Santander should give same deal to mature students!
furiousjammin

​I'm 31. I have to pay the same course fees an 18 year old pays. Why s … ​I'm 31. I have to pay the same course fees an 18 year old pays. Why shouldn't I be entitled to the same discounts? Blatant age discrimination



If you're full time you get the rail card too,I think? I got one when I went to uni at 26 as was on a full time degree
saniman

Couldn't agree more. Santander should give same deal to mature students!



I fully agree too!. :-)

enxr

If you're full time you get the rail card too,I think? I got one when I … If you're full time you get the rail card too,I think? I got one when I went to uni at 26 as was on a full time degree



Your 'case' MAY be a wee bit different though?, as you piggybacked upon that Deal at the backend of Santander's considered 'upper-age limit' for their own Deal/Incentive, etc? (16-25, and/or 18-26, or whatever it is?).

So the one you were just about able to milk on the 11th hour may not necessarily apply to someone else who is say a few short years above that 26 years old age bracket or whatever?.

But I'm more than happy to be proved WRONG though?.

As I believe that freebie should be a freebie for ALLLL!.

As it is blatant discrimination, at it's worst finest ...
dudedude

I'm 34.


So am I. I still have a Santander student account with free 4 year 16-24 railcard.
Why do people complain about tuition fees? Apparently British fees are some of the lowest around, and it gives an incentive for people who probably shouldn't go to university to get an apprenticeship instead or something
Firefly1

Any particular problem you had?I had a specific problem but I got it … Any particular problem you had?I had a specific problem but I got it sorted and now have the 4 year railcard.



I've had a student account with Barclays for 2 years and wanted to switch to Santander for the railcard and better overdraft and grad account. Sat in the branch for an hour sorting it out to get a phone call an hour later saying I'd been rejected. No idea why they couldn't tell me, not got any bad credit. Other people I know who are worse with money than me have had no issues at all haha.
Cazzzle

I've had a student account with Barclays for 2 years and wanted to switch … I've had a student account with Barclays for 2 years and wanted to switch to Santander for the railcard and better overdraft and grad account. Sat in the branch for an hour sorting it out to get a phone call an hour later saying I'd been rejected. No idea why they couldn't tell me, not got any bad credit. Other people I know who are worse with money than me have had no issues at all haha.



​Tell them you want an explanation why. If you don't get one, invoice their head office for an hour of your time. If they aren't providing you with reasons for being declined then they were wasting your time.
Great deal, I've saved so much with mine.
I think you have to apply for this in your first year of studying though.
Mature students aren't proper students, they don't really deserve the young peoples discounts just because they are slow.
Cazzzle

...No idea why they couldn't tell me, not got any bad credit. Other … ...No idea why they couldn't tell me, not got any bad credit. Other people I know who are worse with money than me have had no issues at all haha.



There may be a higher incentive to attract customers with an existing overdraft, or a history of spending beyond their means, than those that may never need to borrow money.
termite

Mature students aren't proper students, they don't really deserve the … Mature students aren't proper students, they don't really deserve the young peoples discounts just because they are slow.



Slow? You what?
furiousjammin

​Tell them you want an explanation why. If you don't get one, invoice t … ​Tell them you want an explanation why. If you don't get one, invoice their head office for an hour of your time. If they aren't providing you with reasons for being declined then they were wasting your time.



Are you having a laugh?
amour3k

I fully agree too!. :-)Your 'case' MAY be a wee bit different though?, as … I fully agree too!. :-)Your 'case' MAY be a wee bit different though?, as you piggybacked upon that Deal at the backend of Santander's considered 'upper-age limit' for their own Deal/Incentive, etc? (16-25, and/or 18-26, or whatever it is?).So the one you were just about able to milk on the 11th hour may not necessarily apply to someone else who is say a few short years above that 26 years old age bracket or whatever?.But I'm more than happy to be proved WRONG though?.As I believe that freebie should be a freebie for ALLLL!.As it is blatant discrimination, at it's worst finest ...


No, I got it because I was full time. The criteria is full time student over 18 years old. Not under age X.
amour3k

I fully agree too!. :-)Your 'case' MAY be a wee bit different though?, as … I fully agree too!. :-)Your 'case' MAY be a wee bit different though?, as you piggybacked upon that Deal at the backend of Santander's considered 'upper-age limit' for their own Deal/Incentive, etc? (16-25, and/or 18-26, or whatever it is?).So the one you were just about able to milk on the 11th hour may not necessarily apply to someone else who is say a few short years above that 26 years old age bracket or whatever?.But I'm more than happy to be proved WRONG though?.As I believe that freebie should be a freebie for ALLLL!.As it is blatant discrimination, at it's worst finest ...



We have this magical thing called the internet. You can use it to find out if mature students qualify for a 'young person's railcard'.

To save you the time and effort, here's a link for you.

16-25railcard.co.uk/hel…nt/
buyer101

Great deal, I've saved so much with mine.I think you have to apply for … Great deal, I've saved so much with mine.I think you have to apply for this in your first year of studying though.


Yes this is correct. Or due to start this year.
enxr

Yes this is correct. Or due to start this year.



...You can get this from year 2 as well. I got mine in 4th year of uni (out of 5). Post #20. Definitely can be done.
enxr

If you're full time you get the rail card too,I think? I got one when I … If you're full time you get the rail card too,I think? I got one when I went to uni at 26 as was on a full time degree



I'm 30 and doing a degree online full time (120 credits a year) but they wont class it as full time due to it being distance learning, so the only help i get is the tuition fee loan, cant get any grants, help with books etc, council tax reduction, anything
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