Next Steps - Student Account - Current Accounts | Ulster Bank

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What happens next?

About your application

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What you need to open a bank account

We try to verify your details electronically, but sometimes we need to see physical proof. We will be in touch within 48 hours if we require any further information from you.

We can verify both your identity and address using a full Northern Ireland/UK/Republic of Ireland driving licence or provisional licence

Don't have a driving licence? We'll need to see two separate documents to verify your identity and address, such as a passport and a bank statement or utility bill.

To confirm your student status, we need to see your UCAS letter.

If you applied for an overdraft we may also need to see a payslip and 3 month's bank statements.

If you don't have these documents, don't worry, we will ask you to provide other forms of ID, proof of address and proof of student status that we can accept.

Find out what additional documents we can accept
Passport and driving license examples

How your information might be used

It’s important for you to understand how we use and share your information.  Please read this short summary before you continue with your application.

Managing your new account

Online Banking


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Not only can you check your balance and pay bills, you can also send money abroad and update your personal details online 24/7.

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Mobile Banking


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Our mobile app is simple, clever and easy to use - you can even use it to withdraw cash and pay friends and family using just their mobile number.

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Text Alerts


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Our Text Alerts service helps you to keep track of the balance on your account and avoid unnecessary charges.

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Student Account Need to get in touch?
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