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Graduate Account

Our bank account for life after graduation

Available to UK residents aged 18 or over, if you graduated from a third-level course in the past 12 months and your course lasted at least two years. The graduate package is valid for a maximum of 12 months. Lending criteria, terms and conditions apply.

At a glance

What do you get with your bank account?

Flexible ways to bank

Visa debit card, 24/7 Anytime Internet Banking plus our mobile banking app packed with handy features.

Commission-free travel money

Pick up commission-free foreign currency from your branch before you travel.

Interest-free overdraft up to £1500

Interest-free arranged overdraft of up to £1500 (subject to credit review and approval) for up to one year after you graduate.

Graduate loan of up to £5000

Depending on your circumstances, you can request a Graduate Loan of up to £5000 (subject to credit review and approval).

To find out more about our interest-free overdraft, see our graduate overdrafts page.

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Graduate Loan

Request a Graduate Loan of up to £5000 (subject to approval. Lending criteria, terms and conditions apply).

You must begin to repay the loan within 12 months of graduating and complete payments within 5 years. You can delay the repayment for up to 2 years if you are going on to further studies.

We do not provide graduate loans for the purpose of leisure travel.

Apply at your nearest branch

Thinking of switching to us?

Our specialist switching team will do all the hard work for you, and have all done within seven working days. We'll:

  • Transfer your salary to your new account
  • Set up your payments (standing orders, Direct Debits and bill payments)
  • Transfer any credit balance from your old account

We may also be able to provide facilities to help you pay off any existing overdraft, subject to our normal lending criteria. If this isn’t the case you must make separate arrangements to repay your old bank or building society what you owe.

Important Information

In the month of July of the year after your graduation, subject to our assessment of your financial position, your Graduate Account will be converted to a Current Account. We will write to you 60 days before doing this.

We may need security (by way of a personal guarantee) for certain overdraft facilities or loans and we may carry out credit scoring. Overdrafts are repayable on demand.

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Protecting your money

Your eligible deposits with Ulster Bank are protected up to a total of £75,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit guarantee scheme. Any deposits you hold above the limit are unlikely to be covered.

Please click here (84 KB PDF) for further information or visit www.fscs.org.uk.

Graduate Account

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