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Managing your money while studying

Heading off to university is an exciting time. Alongside studying and making friends comes the task of managing your money. See our guides on everything from getting ready for university, to budgeting and shopping tips.

Preparing for university


Head off to uni feeling ready with these 10 helpful tips.


Get your head around some of the key aspects of student banking.


See if student insurance could provide you with extra security for your belongings.     

Budgeting at university


Find out how to create a budget specifically for you and ways to save money.


5 tips to help reduce your spending while you’re studying. 


See the techniques that can help you save money on your food shop. 

Borrowing money as a student


Get to grips with everything your student overdraft entails. 


See the different ways you can borrow money and what the pros and cons may be.


Look at the reasons for using a credit card and also mistakes to avoid.

Ready to open a student bank account?

A student bank account can help you manage your money while you're studying or working an apprenticeship. 

Find out more about opening an HSBC Student Bank Account and how it can help you stay on top your finances.

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The government has announced a new scheme to help cafés, pubs and restaurants regain business by saving diners money when they eat out. Find out how you can take advantage of the scheme here.

Make the most of your time at uni by getting on top of your finances. Follow this guide for 5 tips on how you can effectively manage your money.  

Make sure all your belongings are covered by finding out about the different types of student insurance available. 

Starting to build your credit score can help you in the future. See how to build your credit score while you’re studying. 

Download the HSBC UK Mobile Banking app

You can manage your money on the move with the HSBC UK Mobile Banking App.

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