A great option for students to assist with university life

Students will require a safe place to put their money and the icount current account with prepaid MasterCard is the ideal solution. It can act as a great alternative to a high street account (which will come with a student overdraft – risky) as well as a great alternative to a credit card, which could be the start of ramping up student debt.

You are 100% guaranteed* to be accepted for an icount, as long as you are over 18 and resident in the UK – remember there are no credit checks done!

Why is icount useful for students?

  • Safer than cash when in shared accomodation
  • Good for money sharing with housemates for utilities and other household bills
  • Real time transaction information whether in front of a computer, or on the go – use the Cashplus app for our icount
  • Safety – remember all our accounts benefit from FREE purchase protection
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of loading methods including real-time loading at any UK Post Office branch
  • Avoid getting in to debt and obtaining bank overdrafts
  • A safe mechanism to have money paid in, whether it be from work, friends / family or a student loan
  • At no extra cost, start building your credit history up via Creditbuilder™ 
  • Access to bespoke offers and discounts

Improve credit rating

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Financial difficulties

Struggling to open a bank account due to debt problems? We can help.

Online Shopping

Shop online or in store wherever you see the MasterCard Acceptance Mark for those everyday purchases.


Whether for personal budgeting or household money sharing. Keep on track with icount.

New to the UK?

Recently arrived to the UK and unable to open a bank account? Try icount as an alternative.


Get cashback & exclusive rewards when you shop online with icount.

Business Account

You can download your transactions and submit for your work expenses...and apply for a business account.


Running short on funds? Apply for an overdraft of up to £250 to prevent bills mounting up

Students & University

Students benefit considerably by utilising icount, paving the way for healthy money management.

Paying Bills

Pay for your essential and everyday bills with icount whether online, in store or over the phone.

Protecting your purchases

Safeguarding you against the unexpected, all accounts come with FREE purchase protection.

Current Account

icount is a great alternative to a mainstream bank account and you are guaranteed to be accepted.*

Pay Monthly or Pay As You Go

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Updated on 2015-12-21T14:19:20+00:00, by Paul Gailey.