Trouble opening an account as a sixth-former?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Student Money Saving
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Barbara1001Barbara1001 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Student Money Saving
My granddaughter hopes to start university in September.
She needs to register bank details with the Student Loan people.
She had an interview at Santander today.
Her ID was ok. After a half hour discussion, the system declined her application.
The system does not give a reason for this.
Does anyone have any ideas?
The member of staff suggested that it might be because she has no income but that leaves her in a 'Catch 22' position...
Thanks for any advice.

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  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    You say she hopes to go to UNI.

    Has she got the following

    To open a student account you may need to produce:

    A copy of your student loan financial assessment form
    Proof that you are in fact a student (usually the AS12 letter from UCAS)
  • malware_2malware_2 Forumite
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    just open a current account and then once her results come in, go in and bring proof of unconditional acceptance that she is a uni student so she can upgrade her account
  • popadompopadom Forumite
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    malware wrote: »
    just open a current account and then once her results come in, go in and bring proof of unconditional acceptance that she is a uni student so she can upgrade her account

    I had to do this with HSBC ( I already had an account with them). I also had to provide a letter from my university .
  • A letter from the university or university enrollment papers will do the job.
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