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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


Check out these tips on ways you can start preparing for university to make the transition as smooth as possible.


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


Discover ways your family could protect your things while you’re at uni.

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. 

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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Discover insights into how students have been affected by the rising cost of living, plus tips to help you manage your money and get support if you need it.

Our new financial fitness hub is the perfect place for guidance and tips on building your financial strength.

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.  

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

We answer some of your common questions to help you decide.

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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