RBS | Student credit card

APR: 18.9% Representative
Purchase rate: 18.9%
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RBS | Student credit card customer reviews

1.7 out of 5 from 35 reviews

Satisfied, Helpful and Friendly

14:52 17-09-2017

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My experience with RBS has been great from day 1. Every employee who works there has always helped me whenever I needed it and in the long run, I will definitely recommend RBS to My maltese friends who are travelling to the U.K, and who are staying for a long period of time.

Michael Cutajar

Not much to write home about

10:50 27-11-2015

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I've used this card at uni and while there's nothing bad about it, not much is great. Poorish credit limit too.

Sonny

Not very exciting, but easy to manage

23:04 27-10-2015

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I've got this RBS credit card not really because of the perks (there aren't really any!) but as it's very easy to manage it via the app so it keeps me on track with my spend.

Len

Been a life saver

12:24 26-07-2015

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This is my first credit card and while i do use it carefully, it has been very helpful along the way. I think it could offer a few more benefits, but very happy overall.

Al

Our review of RBS | Student credit card

Our review by Alex
Written by: Alex
Simplicity
11.5
Features
41.4
Consumer sentiment
50.0

Total OPTIOSCORE
33.7/100

The RBS Student Credit Card is a decent foundation for customers to build their credit rating and learn how to use credit responsibly. The maximum credit limit of £500 also prevents the card holder from getting carried away and racking up large debts.

RBS allows prospective customers to check their likelihood of acceptance for the Student Credit Card with the RBS eligibility checker. Although, watch out if you’re going to use this because it does perform a soft credit check which will leave a footprint on your credit file. So if you think there’s a chance that you might not be able to get the RBS Student Credit Card, then steer clear.

The RBS Student Credit Card has an average OPTIOSCORE which reflects its simplicity and benefits. When searching the web for reviews, there are none that are specific to the Student Credit Card, however we can consider the reviews that are for RBS and their total offering. On TrustPilot they have a rating of ‘bad’ which appears to be down to them appearing to be uncaring, treating their customers poorly and for incurring charges – although there is always two sides to the story with a company this large.

Overall verdict: The RBS Student Credit Card is a good solid foundation for younger customers to learn about how to use short-term credit and build up their credit rating for the future. A decent management system and payment reminders will also help customers stay in control.

Highlights

  • £500 credit limit
  • Up to 56 days’ interest free on purchases
  • Email and text reminders
  • Online and mobile management of the card
  • Use the card anywhere with the MasterCard logo

Minimum criteria

  • You must be aged 18 or over
  • You need to be a UK resident
  • You must have an RBS Student Current Account

About RBS | Student credit card

The RBS Student Credit Card is aimed towards customers who are in higher education. There is a representative APR of 18.9% and no annual fee. The maximum credit limit is £500, however the actual amount granted will depend on the applicant’s personal circumstances and previous credit history. In order to apply for an RBS Student Credit Card you will need to be an existing customer and hold a Royal Bank of Scotland Student Current Account.

RBS Student Credit Card holders can manage their card and account using a dedicated Credit Card Online Services platform. Alternatively this can be done online or via the mobile banking app. RBS will also send email and text reminders when your payment is due to try and prevent customers from missing the payment. Any payments missed will result in a £12 charge.