Barclays Student Additions Account Reviews

Click here if this is your business
★★☆☆☆
1.5 / 5
13% of users recommend this
Click here if this is your business
  • Customer Service

  • Ease of Use

  • Overdraft Facility

? Ask our helpful community of experts about this product or company
Barclays Student Additions Account - Ask a question now

Media Gallery for Barclays Student Additions Account

Barclays Student Additions Account

Refine your search

Use the tools below to refine your search by only displaying reviews with a certain number of star ratings or to only show reviews from a certain time period. Eg click on '1 star' to just display the reviews we have which received a 1 star rating click or 'Within the last month' to display just reviews posted over the last month.

  • Average Rating Over Time
  • Within the last month ***** (From 0 reviews)
  • Within the last 6 months *** (From 0 reviews)
  • Within the last 12 months * (From 0 reviews)

Latest Reviews

★☆☆☆☆

“rude service”

Written on: 25/02/2015 by Rayne327 (1 review written)

Terrible overdraft system for students addition account and very rude service in phone … Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“Barclays : its our business to know your business”

Written on: 24/09/2013

Absolutely sheet. This is the third time i have requested to increase my overdraft from £200. They tell you to spend less, when contacting them its a charge (0845). Barclays' have a useless specialist team that don't understand personal/cultural/racial differences and circumstances. They ask me to give them information on how much i spend which includes things such as: bills, toiletries, rent, how much of clothing i buy per month, how much i spend in socializing. and then they come with that i… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“DON'T. DO. IT.”

Written on: 27/02/2013

Looking for a student account whose overdraft limit is unofficially capped at £200? Enjoy the humiliation of having to justify every penny you've spent in the last month to a personal banker, so that he can try (and fail) to persuade his blue overlords to up your overdraft limit to a WHOPPING £500? If you've answered yes to either of the above questions, then Barclays Student Additions is the one for you!… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“Awful customer service”

Written on: 02/01/2013

Each and every time I have requested an overdraft I have been put through a rigours process aimed at checking my finances, as responsible lenders I can understand this. Barclays' customer service is second to none in the category of most awful customer service, their advisors are incredibly patronising and the service is generally very poor. I am angry that I was turned down for an overdraft, when there was a real need and I clearly could pay the amount back; however, the service provided… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“utter useless!”

Written on: 19/11/2012

i am a third year student and decided to go to barclays for my student additions account because they claimed to be so good. however i am trying to extend my overdraft and have had similar problems to those who have already written a review! they do not do what they claim to do and are completely useless in trying to give any reason as to why it was not accepted. one staff member in branch actually turned around to me in front of other people that i was not getting the overdraft extension… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“Barclays- Better off borrowing money from a brick wall”

Written on: 31/08/2012 by Joey1991 (1 review written)

I've had this account through my first year of university and it was fine for putting money in and taking it out; one thing Barclays are competent with. It wasn't until the end of summer when I needed some extra money to pay for my first month's rent that I realised they are tighter than the side of a sofa with this proposed £1000 overdraft. All my friends who bank with Barclays have had similar experiences. In the branch they will sit you down and ask you questions about your spending, next… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“Completely useless and impossible overdraft system.”

Written on: 17/08/2012 by six.west.sean (1 review written)

I have been with Barclays for four years, updating to a student account last year when I started University. Though the instant £200 overdraft was useful extending it beyond that is next to impossible. I needed an overdraft to accommodate for my rent and living expenses until my student loan came through. I went into my local branch with the intention of extending my overdraft and they gave me an 0845 number, which are extortionately priced to call. It's ironic that the number you call to… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“Used them for nearly 30 years - most of it good”

Written on: 15/07/2012 by nosnmad (6 reviews written)

I've been with Barclays for nearly 30 years and they have most of the time been pretty good. Don't call their call centre though as you will be passed off to their call centre in Timbuktu and answered by people who can't really effect anything you ask for and can't really understand what you are saying! But, and here's a big but, all high street banks are all the same to be fair. What Barclays have going for it is that branch staff are very helpful when you need them and most of the time you… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“Greed”

Written on: 13/07/2012 by Muggedagain (4 reviews written)

My grandfather told me on his death bed....NEVER trust a Bank son!!!! Crooks, vagabonds, scallywags and greedy scum of the earth. Fast enough to raise interest rates when the base rate rises. With Base rates at rock bottom, interest rates on loans/credit are sky high these financial rip-off merchants are still taking customers eyes out. Stuff 'em. Hang them all in public!… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“Terrible for student overdraft”

Written on: 10/02/2012

I have been overall pleased with barclays but until I needed an overdraft, they had "pitiful" reasons for denying my request for an increase. I asked for increase because my car broke down and mentioned I need it for long travels to university and back. They refused and cancelled my overdraft application because they found this reason inappropriate and because I am with another bank which is ridiculous, I use direct debits for this account and barclays account for student purposes. Since when… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★☆

“Wouldn't leave”

Written on: 09/02/2012 by Blinky1 (1 review written)

Throughout my time at Barclay's I have had my card details stolen twice and They alerted me straight away and declined any transactions going out that were 'suspicious'. I got a new card the next day and my money instantly refunded that was lost. I have no complaints about this bank, the staff in branch are always friendly and the online banking is one of the advanced in terms of banking… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Joey1991's Response to Blinky1's Review

Written on: 31/08/2012

It's common place for a bank to do that. Do you have positive stories about increasing your overdraft?

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
Read 1 Comment
★☆☆☆☆

“impossible overdraft criteria”

Written on: 21/01/2012

When i first opened my barclays student account i was told that i would have no problem getting the overdraft i needed, I told the bank manager i opened with that there would be three months where my rent would come out before my loan would go in, he said it would not be a problem to get the approx £1000 overdraft, and to just come back in closer to the time. So about 4 months later i came back and asked for a bigger overdraft, and firstly theres a huge form that needs filling in which took at… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★☆☆☆

“Would recommend looking elsewhere for a student account.”

Written on: 21/09/2011

I like many others only have a students account with barclays because i thought it would be easiest to just upgrade my young persons account i held with them. Compared to all other banks, barclays has the worst students account. With the piddliest overdraft, and extortionate bank charges. Trying to extend the overdraft is impossible, where as friends with other banks just had to make a quick phone call to extend theres. … Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“I have banked with Barclays for 3 years before going...”

Written on: 14/10/2010

I have banked with Barclays for 3 years before going to university. When I did decide to go to higher education I decided that it was obvious that I would stay with my current bank and just change my current account to a student additions account, WELL WHAT A MISTAKE! I have tried to increase my overdraft, but when doing so was interrogated like a child about my spending and the woman on the end of the phone was incredibly self important and most rude to me! She told me that she was not going… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Guest's Comment

Written on: 04/07/2011

I completely agree with this review! Barclays have been a complete nightmare. I've rang before and asked to increase my overdraft (which was only at minus £150 ) because i had no money for food and they said no. So i rang again and said i needed money for books and they said yes- crazy! It seems with every other bank you just increase your overdraft by going online and requesting more money with Barclays its like sitting an exam! However, one plus to this is that you are probably likely to come out of uni with less dept...

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
Read 1 Comment
★☆☆☆☆

“Barclays is an awful bank for students. I have been a...”

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… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★☆☆☆

“Poor bank for students! The customer service I...”

Written on: 30/09/2008 by jlbanks2 (1 review written)

Poor bank for students! The customer service I received throughout my time at university was poor! I remember asking to increase my overdraft facility and was spoken to like a child and asked a thousand and one questions on what I spend my money on - it was ridiculous! I could not believe how difficult it was to increase my overdraft! Save yourselves the stress! Because in times of need when I had rent to pay and other bills as a student Barclays were not there for me!… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“I found barclays to be rude on telephone, they were...”

Written on: 01/08/2008

I found barclays to be rude on telephone, they were reluctant to give me an overdraft. You do get free internet banking with Barclays Student accounts but only a small overdraft and i found that when i went over my limit the fees i received were sky high… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★☆

“Barclays internet banking is very good and easy to use...”

Written on: 22/11/2007 by cv1 (1 review written)

Barclays internet banking is very good and easy to use and makes all my banking easy to access and simple to use… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
☆☆☆☆☆

“The fees on the Barclays Student Account are...”

Written on: 16/04/2007 by FaerieDaemon (1 review written)

The fees on the Barclays Student Account are ridiculously high. And although the customer service isn't too bad, the company itself is a big let down. It is a constant stress banking with them, and they have no understanding for students or self employed customers… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“I've been with them since I was 11 years old, and I...”

Written on: 03/10/2006 by vee88 (1 review written)

I've been with them since I was 11 years old, and I seem to have always had problems with them. In June this year, my card was swallowed by their ATM, and when I asked about it at the bank they basically said it was deliberately done, so I had to update my existing account to a student account. Why couldn't they just send out a letter?

The worst thing of all was that I was told by 2 different employees that I would get a £100 overdraft. When I was £17 and overdrawn, they sent out a letter… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
overview