Open a student account Santander get a free 16-25 railcard for 4 years saving 1/3 on rail travel
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Open a student account Santander get a free 16-25 railcard for 4 years saving 1/3 on rail travel

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Found 21st Jan 2014
Open a student current account at santander and get a free 16-25 railcard saving 1/3 on rail travel throughout Great Britain for 4 years. must deposit £500 min each term

santander.co.uk/csg…eW2

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It's a sad day when you realise that you're no longer a student, and can't get a free railcard...

It's an even sadder day (by far) when you realise that even if you were a student again, you couldn't get a free railcard because you're older than 25...

you have to be doing a HNC or above @college to be eligible

Hoe many students can deposit £500 a term?

Banned

Surfspud

Hoe many students can deposit £500 a term?


student loans!

Surfspud

Hoe many students can deposit £500 a term?


Most as this is where they deposit their fees

Terrible bank for service

Great deal, my only precaution would be Santanders poor record of Customer Service.

Remember if you have an Oystercard you can link your Railcard details to it and get 30% off on off peak travel (and off peak day capping)...when travelling in London.

I know this as I work in the ticket office, and loads of folk don't know about this, but often works out as a big discount, especially for students who only need to travel a few days a week, rather than a weekly ticket.

Of course there will be no more ticket offices on London Underground next year though....oh well.

As another tip for general users of the Underground, you can no longer purchase 1-2 or 1-4 Off Peak One Day Travelcards, only the 1-6. So really need an Oystercard which still offers capping price for 1-2 and 1-4.





Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 21st Jan 2014

I'm holding out for the next time they run the £100 to switch offer.

I know they come in for a lot of stick but they gave me a great deal on my mortgage recently and everything went straight through with them.

Unlike my previous application to Skipton Building Society who were totally inept to the extent that they kept getting my well built flat, made from bricks and mortar located on Merseyside, confused with a prefabricated concrete house listed under the 1984 Defective Housing Act, somewhere round Cornwall / South West.

If I open a current account with them before the end of my 5 year fixed rate they will give me a better deal on my next fix.

I'm on this offer... it is great. But Santader are awful so far... Lloyds have been best for me so far.

DonkeyKonk

Great deal, my only precaution would be Santanders poor record of … Great deal, my only precaution would be Santanders poor record of Customer Service.Remember if you have an Oystercard you can link your Railcard details to it and get 30% off on off peak travel (and off peak day capping)...when travelling in London.I know this as I work in the ticket office, and loads of folk don't know about this, but often works out as a big discount, especially for students who only need to travel a few days a week, rather than a weekly ticket.Of course there will be no more ticket offices on London Underground next year though....oh well.As another tip for general users of the Underground, you can no longer purchase 1-2 or 1-4 Off Peak One Day Travelcards, only the 1-6. So really need an Oystercard which still offers capping price for 1-2 and 1-4.



Don't live in London myself but another one people don't realise is if you own a Family Railcard you can use that to knock money off your Travelcard purchase. Last time I went it was cheaper to buy one adult and one child Travelcards with a Family Railcard than it was to buy just one adult Travelcard on it's own - even if your child is below 11yrs and would've travelled free anyway.

Merseytravel do "Saveaways" up here, which is the equivalent of TFL's Travelcard, but they don't give any discount to railcard holders.

When i went to Uni I stupidly chose the offer of a free pager instead of a railcard. Admittedly affordable mobiles were a few years away but I think I received 2 pages in 3 years!

Would rather pay full price than go with this bank, terrible customer service. Used to bank with them but had problems paying coins in to a branch. Also go into your overdraft by 2p and pay £35 in fees.

WesleyT

It's a sad day when you realise that you're no longer a student, and … It's a sad day when you realise that you're no longer a student, and can't get a free railcard...It's an even sadder day (by far) when you realise that even if you were a student again, you couldn't get a free railcard because you're older than 25...

16-25 railcard is also available to over 25s in full time study.

Surfspud

Hoe many students can deposit £500 a term?



you don't need to do this, they give you the railcard straight away, so if you stop depositing the £500 they can't take the card back

I was with Santander for a bit but the service was horrible!

mshtel

Would rather pay full price than go with this bank, terrible customer … Would rather pay full price than go with this bank, terrible customer service. Used to bank with them but had problems paying coins in to a branch. Also go into your overdraft by 2p and pay £35 in fees.



makes more sense to open the account get the railcard and then close the account rather than cut off your nose

WesleyT

It's a sad day when you realise that you're no longer a student, and … It's a sad day when you realise that you're no longer a student, and can't get a free railcard...It's an even sadder day (by far) when you realise that even if you were a student again, you couldn't get a free railcard because you're older than 25...



I hear you, man

It's same as 123 account u need to deposit £500 a month however u can deposit it over counter then take it out next day.

Have used Santander for a number of years now and not had any major issues with their customer service. That said, I never go in branch but have always found them to be reasonably helpful over the phone

Switching is probably an area where things can go wrong, so maybe that is why they get so many bad reviews? Their perks are quite good though, offering one of the best savings rates and decent cashback on their 123 current account and credit card!

Hot deal.
Edited by: "jazzyb88" 21st Jan 2014

I'm holding out for the next time they run the £100 to switch offer.

I know they come in for a lot of stick but they gave me a great deal on my mortgage recently and everything went straight through with them.

Unlike my previous application to Skipton Building Society who were totally inept to the extent that they kept getting my well built flat, made from bricks and mortar located on Merseyside, confused with a prefabricated concrete house listed under the 1984 Defective Housing Act, somewhere round Cornwall / South West.

If I open a current account with them before the end of my 5 year fixed rate they will give me a better deal on my next fix.

I'm holding out for the next time they run the £100 to switch offer.

I know they come in for a lot of stick but they gave me a great deal on my mortgage recently and everything went straight through with them.

Unlike my previous application to Skipton Building Society who were totally inept to the extent that they kept getting my well built flat, made from bricks and mortar located on Merseyside, confused with a prefabricated concrete house listed under the 1984 Defective Housing Act, somewhere round Cornwall / South West.

If I open a current account with them before the end of my 5 year fixed rate they will give me a better deal on my next fix.

Lewie

Most as this is where they deposit their fees



My daughter is a student and is lucky to see a fiver a month. She is clearly going wrong somewhere if you can get paid to go to college?

DonkeyKonk

Great deal, my only precaution would be Santanders poor record of … Great deal, my only precaution would be Santanders poor record of Customer Service.Remember if you have an Oystercard you can link your Railcard details to it and get 30% off on off peak travel (and off peak day capping)...when travelling in London.I know this as I work in the ticket office, and loads of folk don't know about this, but often works out as a big discount, especially for students who only need to travel a few days a week, rather than a weekly ticket.Of course there will be no more ticket offices on London Underground next year though....oh well.As another tip for general users of the Underground, you can no longer purchase 1-2 or 1-4 Off Peak One Day Travelcards, only the 1-6. So really need an Oystercard which still offers capping price for 1-2 and 1-4.

many thanks for the great information

Taksim_Red

Don't live in London myself but another one people don't realise is if … Don't live in London myself but another one people don't realise is if you own a Family Railcard you can use that to knock money off your Travelcard purchase. Last time I went it was cheaper to buy one adult and one child Travelcards with a Family Railcard than it was to buy just one adult Travelcard on it's own - even if your child is below 11yrs and would've travelled free anyway.Merseytravel do "Saveaways" up here, which is the equivalent of TFL's Travelcard, but they don't give any discount to railcard holders.


thanks for such great helpful information

hidw

you don't need to do this, they give you the railcard straight away, so … you don't need to do this, they give you the railcard straight away, so if you stop depositing the £500 they can't take the card back


if one consider to get the whole offer up to 4 years, then a little bit of transfer in/out money for this account seems not too bad, try get other bank account as a main and treat this to get overdraft and offer. Just need to be careful with term and condition (as always with any banks and financial products). As a matter of fact the student loans company keeps doing horrible mistakes so I suspect majority students already learn how to deal with such authority.

More I suspect all student bank account need the student to put certain amount within certain period to maintain the free overdraft statue.



Edited by: "dealchaser888" 22nd Jan 2014

Surfspud

My daughter is a student and is lucky to see a fiver a month. She is … My daughter is a student and is lucky to see a fiver a month. She is clearly going wrong somewhere if you can get paid to go to college?


How does she pay her uni and accommodation fees?
My daughter pays them to go (uni fees) then pays monthly for her accommodation - she also works part time so would have this paid in there too.
Are you saying your daughter attends a uni but does not pay fees, I thought they all charged now!

Lewie

How does she pay her uni and accommodation fees?My daughter pays them to … How does she pay her uni and accommodation fees?My daughter pays them to go (uni fees) then pays monthly for her accommodation - she also works part time so would have this paid in there too.Are you saying your daughter attends a uni but does not pay fees, I thought they all charged now!



She lives at home and goes to college. But she is still a student. She doesn't see a penny of her funding.
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