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Do Barclays offer a student loan scheme?

Barclays are one of the most trusted and respected financial institutions in the entire United Kingdom, building their reputation thanks to their dedication to great service and inventive offers that benefit customers of all types.

They certainly don't disappoint when it comes to student accounts either. They understand that being in full time education is tough enough without having to worry about things like additional bank charges, or clunky online banking systems, so they offer all students in the United Kingdom a superb package known as the Student Additions Account.

This account is available to all students in full time education in the UK, and comes with a range of impressive features. It has no monthly account fee, unlike some other major financial institutions, which means the money in your account remains yours for whenever you need it.

On top of this, they've got online, telephone and mobile banking services which take the hassle out of your banking experience. They've even got a team dedicated to handling queries and questions from students.

Although there is no specific Barclays student loan, there is an even better alternative available. Once you've got your account set up, you'll be able to apply for an interest free overdraft of up to £2,000 - effectively acting as a free short term loan system should you ever need to take out a little extra. The beauty of this is that you won't need to go through the lengthy application and credit check process you would normally endure to take out a regular loan, and you are safeguarding yourself against ever increasing interest charges.

With a Barclays branch within 1.5 miles of more than 94 per cent of the UK's major universities, you'll never be stuck if you need to have a face to face chat with a representative either.

For more information on how to set up a Student Additions Account, log on to www.barclays.co.uk today.

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