Student Accounts

Finishing school and starting varsity is a fun and exciting time! The following banks offer student accounts that have much lower fees than normal cheque/current accounts. Please note that you need to be studying at an accredited tertiary institution to qualify for these accounts as well as meet the specific age criteria. The accounts below pay 0% interest to you on your balance. With Wheretobank, we make life simpler by allowing you to compare South Africa's leading banks and specifically the student accounts they offer.

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Account Name Absa Student Silver Current Account Nedbank Dezign Student Account FNB Life Start Standard Bank Student Achiever
Fees valid until 31 December 2016 31 December 2016 30 June 2017 31 December 2016
Monthly Fee R21 R18 R23,50 None
Age Criteria 18 - 27 16 – 26 18 – 25 16 – 26

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MAKGAMATHA 20-01-2017

FNB - Miss

Can u give the student lone I will u after study get a job

aya07 16-01-2017

FNB - Miss

Can u give the student lone I will u after study get a job

aya07 16-01-2017


zet 13-01-2017


Miss Rakojoane

katleho 07-01-2017

FNB - Mr

Study loan request for varsity fees for 2017

Huna 05-01-2017

ABSA - Unhappy 30yr loyal customer

1) Poor Service delivery to ABSA Private Bank Clients 2) Poor Exchange Rates for ABSA Private Bank Clients 3) As 30yr old customer ABSA has changed its focus on ABSA and not their customers as "cornerstone" of their business as set out in their code of conduct. 4) This customer urgently looking to bank elsewhere in 2017 HELP PLEASE!

KingLion 31-12-2016


EmilioMorgan 19-12-2016

CAPITEC BANK - Pretty good

Like the simplicity for dealing with the bank when there is an issue.

Astroweb 17-12-2016


mudau 13-12-2016


jowimasoga 12-12-2016

FNB - Think zuma's admin department do FNB too

Worst bank . They need to get all their branches on the same page with relation to what documents are accepted for verification & proofs.I was told this morning by a FNBKYC rep, that each branch has their own veriation and terms regarding type of acceptable documents. i had taken 3 different documents which are on the "list of acceptable documents" to be told at Long Street FNB Branch they would not accept them.

mathieut 23-11-2016


thembuz88 18-11-2016


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timp 18-11-2016

FNB - Not bad!

timp 18-11-2016

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