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Get started with your Student Account

Make the most of our student offerings

View and use your benefits

Getting Started

activate your card

1. Activate your card

Already a NatWest customer?
If you're already a NatWest customer, there's no need to activate. You get to keep your existing card and PIN. 

If your existing card is not contactless you can request a new card, giving you a quick and simple way to make purchases up to £30.

Request a contactless card

New to NatWest?
If you're new to NatWest, we'll post your contactless Visa debit card and PIN separately within a few days of opening your account. Once your card arrives we'll explain how to activate it.


setup online and mobile banking

2. Setup online and mobile banking

Already a NatWest customer?
If you're an existing customer and already have online and mobile banking, your login details will remain the same. And when banking online or on your mobile, remember you are protected by our security promise.


New to NatWest?
If you are new to NatWest, setting up online and mobile banking is simple and easy. To get started, follow the steps below:


Online Banking

Setting up online banking takes a few minutes. You'll need your email address, sort code, account number and debit card to hand.

Get started with Online Banking

Next, to qualify for your Young Persons Coachcard, make sure your paper statements are turned off.

If you are an international student who may require bank statements for visa renewal purposes, there is a £3 cost associated with ordering statements over the phone or in branch.

Turn off paper statements

Mobile App

Once you've set-up online banking, you can get the mobile app.This is the easiest way to keep an eye on your spending. On top of that, with the mobile app you can :

- withdraw money without your card using Get Cash

- pay your contacts using just their mobile number

Get the Mobile App


get your young persons coach card

3. Select your offer

You can get a choice of offers

1. Amazon Prime Student

Stream movies, box sets and music, plus get unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items with a 1-year Prime Student membership

£10 Gift Card*

Aged 18 or over

Prime Student is a service provided by is not a sponsor of this promotion

*Restrictions apply, see

2. National Express coachcard

Travel for less with 1/3 off fares, ideal for visiting friends and family

Plus get 15% off travel to events and festivals

Valid for 4 years

3. tastecard

Dine for less with 50% off food or 2 for 1 meals at thousands of UK restaurants

Plus get savings on cinemas, hotels and more

Valid for 4 years

Smartphone required

How to get your chosen offer

To be eligible for your chosen offer, you need to: 
  Signup for online banking
 Turn off paper statements

Once you've done this, and selected your benefit, your benefit will be sent within 5 working days

important documents

Important Information

Eligibility Criteria 


Online Banking

This service is available to customers aged 11 and over who have a NatWest account and an email address.


Mobile App

App available to Online Banking customers with a UK mobile number.


Important Documents

Please print and/or save a copy of these documents.

Student Welcome Guide

Find out more about our Student Account


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