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What’s the best bank account and credit card/debt card for a person aged under 18?

I’m looking for a good bank company in the UK as I’m a full time student and I need a credit card or debt card. I have looked around but none accept me as they say I need to over 18.

I also have noticed you need to apply to a bank account before you get a credit card?

Barclay’s is what my family uses.

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6 Responses to “What’s the best bank account and credit card/debt card for a person aged under 18?”

  1. Stephanie said :

    I would go for RBS and they offer a root 21 card for anyone under 21 which has worked perfectly for me

  2. Idealist said :

    is there a Chase Bank there…they have some awesome checking and savings stuff for kids/pre adults…excellent customer service and people available to help you in many ways with finances…..

  3. kendra27UK said :

    You cannot have a credit card until your 18 and over, so of course they won’t give you one!

    You can however have a bank account with debit card from age 11+ with some banks.
    Anyone can also have a bank account and cash card!

    Natwest do an adapt account for under 18’s and you can have a debit card with that. student accounts are only given to those 18 and over, because they will be in uni or other education. You may be 16-18 and in full time education but you cannot have a student bank account with credit card because your still under 18. Student bank accounts also typically come with an overdraft and maybe even a cheque book which You cannot have because your under 18.

    I had a natwest bank account from 12, with debit card, and used it when I went to work full time at 16 BUT I was NOT able to get a cheque book, overdraft or credit card until I was 18!
    No point applying to credit card companies or even ANY bank for a crediot card, you won’t get one!

    Apply for an under 18 account, and when you turn 18 (even if that is only 2 months away) THEN you can go into the bank and ask to upgrade!

    Since your family is with barclays I’d suggest you go into a branch and ASK them what they can give to under 18’s! Best bet is to always talk to somone face to face. Good Luck!

  4. Seoconsultant said :

    no, it is not necessary to have a bank account to apply for a credit card.
    you need your parents to refer you to the bank for credit card.

  5. Hoosier G said :

    you can’t have a card on your own if you are not of legal age..under 18 is a minor.

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