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Student Accounts

If you're still in education then you qualify for a student current account. Student accounts attract lower monthly fees and often include offers such as cheap loans. Just make sure that you’ll make use of the offers to justify the fees. Otherwise pick a standard current account.

A number of banks now have branches on campus, so it’s important to make sure you have one nearby to avoid paying any unnecessary withdrawal fees.

Make the most of affordable banking and take advantage of the account benefits on offer.

If you know your credit rating, select it by hovering your mouse over the panel to the right and clicking on the appropriate rating. If you don’t know your credit rating, click the button to calculate it for free. This will match up your rating with lender appetite to give you the best chance of success with your application.



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  • Minimum monthly income of R 200,00
  • No monthly fee
  • Bank in branch or using the internet
  • Low interest rates on student loans
  • Free internet and cell phone banking subscriptions
  • No monthly management fee
  • Click here for more details

The Student Achiever account is both convenient and affordable allowing you to bank anywhere at any time. By being a student we understand that money might be tight, so we feel the Student Achiever account is the perfect choice. It comes with no monthly management fees, 50% discount on your Travel Wallet card and lower interest rates on student loans. If accepted, Standard Bank also offers access to the Student Achiever Portal which provides advice and information regarding your future career options. A nice personal touch to the account.



Find out more & apply online now
  • No minimum monthly income required
  • Monthly fee of R 17,50
  • Bank in branch or using the internet
  • Unlimited debit card point-of-sale purchases
  • 24 hour internet, phone and cell banking
  • Cheaper banking fees while you study
  • Click here for more details

South Africa's largest retail bank, Absa was the first of its kind to offer a student based chequing account. The account gives you reduced banking fees, unlimited electronic transfers for a low fixed monthly fee and you will even have access to your money 24/7 via the internet, your cellphone or telephone. To qualify for the account you will need to provide proof of enrolment at your institution and be a full time registered student. With all the usual account basics that you would expect and more, the monthly fee of R17,50 is excellent value for any student looking to open a new account that would suit their lifestyle.


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