LONDON, 3-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — HSBC Student Exclusives site offers customers over £250 of savings all year round
HSBC is helping students make the most of university life with a range of savings across top brands, guidance on how to manage their money and most importantly, a bank account that gives them ease and convenience so they can concentrate on making the most of their studies. They’ll also receive a termly email newsletter containing guidance on how to manage their finances, plus support with future careers.
The new HSBC Student Bank Account is available from 14th August and includes:
- Access to up to £3,000 interest-free overdraft over the length of a course (subject to status and account conduct)
- A £60 Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate, plus £70 off any Kindle Fire HDX (4G/3G+ WiFi) 7” & 8.9” tablets*
- Guaranteed £500 interest-free overdraft at account opening
- No fees to arrange overdraft extensions
- 2% interest paid on credit balances up to £1,000 in the first year of study
- Access to exclusive offers and discounts available on our Student Exclusives website- featuring offers from National Express, Krispy Kreme, 3 Mobile and Lonely Planet.
- A termly email newsletter containing guidance on how to manage finances, plus support with future careers
- HSBC Mobile Banking app: make payments, view balances, transfer money between accounts and send and receive money using a mobile number with Paym
- Contactless Debit card
- Text alerts- customers can set their own limits and we’ll text them when they’re nearing them
- Optional fee-free student credit card with a limit of £500 (APR 18.9%)
Andy Mielczarek, head of retail products at HSBC:
“We believe that student banking should be simple, easy and ultimately help students get to where they want to be in the future. That’s why we focus first and foremost on a simple bank account with the features students really need, then find useful perks that will help save them money. Providing a £60 Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate means our customers can start spending straight away- whether it’s for work or leisure.”
Notes to editors
* Kindle Fire HDX 16GB/32GB/64GB (4G/3G + WiFi inc special offers) for the price of a Kindle Fire HDX 16GB/32GB/64GB (WiFi ONLY inc special offers) tablet – a saving of £70.