Written on: 28/11/2009
Barclays is an awful bank for students. I have been a customer with them for years and so when I went to uni I just upgraded my account with them for the sake of convenience (i regret it alot now). They refuse to increase my overdraft (even though I am well within the limits they offer) and have made me formerly apply for it 7 times with a very long and invasive form. I have been struggling to make ends meet whilst they just keep lumping on huge charges. Save yourself alot of time, effort and money and don't take a student account at barclays. Their only saving grace is that their online banking system is very user friendly - this makes it easy to see just how much money you don't have.