Please read our Terms and Conditions before applying.
You need to be you must be over 17 years and 6 months of age.
Interest-free overdraft that rises each year.
Best Current Account Provider category at uSwitch.com Customer Satisfaction Awards 2013.
Manage your money 24/7 online, using our mobile app and over the phone.
We live up to our customers' ethical priorities.
Not just free online banking, access to your money 24/7, and all the usual stuff - but an interest-free overdraft to take the pressure off your finances. To apply you must be over 17 years and 6 months of age and in full-time education, an under or post graduate student or mature student.
† Overdrafts available provided you are 18 or over. You must credit your Student account with £300 to activate the overdraft.
* Debit card issued provided you are over 18 years.
Manage your money your way in your own time at home or at college. Use our mobile app for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. We'll send you text alerts if you don't have a smartphone so you can always keep track of your balance.Find out more
Safe online banking that's always available whenever you need it. It's not just secure - it's also convenient and easy to use.Find out more
Our UK-based call-centre staff are at hand 24/7 and you'll enjoy the same friendly, professional and expert service in all our branches throughout the UK. We've opened some of our branches on Saturdays. Our UK-wide network won the Best in Branch Service at the uSwitch.com Customer Satisfaction Awards 2013.
As a Co-operative business, we strongly believe in ethical values and in putting our money where our mouth is.
Together, we also support thousands of communities across the UK on projects including clean energy, education and sports.Find out more
As a Co-operative business, we believe in ethical values and in putting our money where our mouth is. That's why, in 1992, we launched our Ethical Policy which reflects our customers' views on what they do and do not want us to do with their money.
Since we launched our Ethical Policy, we've championed our customers' ethical concerns on a number of issues, from protecting human rights or supporting UK communities.Find out more
Before you apply for an account, you need to be sure it's the right one for you. The following documents supply important product and legal information you need to make a decision.
We may need to see proof of your identity and a proof of your address, such as a passport, driving licence, TV licence and utility bills (we'll let you know what to provide once we have your application). You will also be required to supply evidence of your course and funding.See full list of proofs we accept ›
To meet our regulatory requirements in relation to customer identification and to protect both you and us from fraud, we will verify all applicants electronically or, where this is not possible, by requesting paper proofs.
If you are applying in person at a local Co-operative Bank or Britannia branch, you will be asked to take some paper proofs with you to confirm both your Identity and Address - any of the following are acceptable. (You need to bring one proof from each list). If you are applying by post, telephone or internet you will be advised if paper proofs are required.
Proof of Identity (POI):
Proof of Address (POA):
One document cannot be used to fulfil both POI and POA requirements. For example, a driving licence appears on both POI and POA lists, however this single proof cannot satisfy both POI and POA requirements
If you are unable to provide one proof of identity and one proof of address based on the above list, please call into a local Co-operative Bank branch or contact us on 08448 44 88 44 and one of our customer services advisers will be able to discuss with you any other proofs we can accept to open your account.
In addition to satisfying our Proof of Identity and Proof of Address requirements, you will also be required to supply evidence of your course and funding also.
The Co-operative Bank reserves the right to decline any application.
The Co-operative Bank was the winner of the "Best Branch Customer Service" category and was placed 3rd overall in the ‘Best current account provider’ category in the uSwitch.com Customer Satisfaction Awards 2013 (May 2013). The research was conducted online by YouGov between 25/09/12 & 03/10/12 among 10,269 adults.
The Co-operative Bank was the winner of the "Online banking provider of the year" at Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2013. Based on 77,235 surveys conducted by Moneyfacts group between 08/10/2012 and 21/11/2012.
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