Student banking can be administered over the Internet, in branches or by post.
It is a highly competitive area for banks, with the strategy of providing good student banking during university to ensure many new long-term customers upon graduation.
Internet student banking accounts are also becoming more popular for both banks and students, allowing easy management of accounts and money with lower administration costs.
Typical features of student bank accounts are Internet management, interest free overdrafts until graduation and various perks available on account opening.
Student bank accounts can be difficult for international students to obtain however, as most if not all the major banks require a number of years of UK residency for accounts to be opened.