Online banking

Online banking

Online banking is a quick, convenient, and user-friendly way to check and manage your money on your phone or computer without having to visit or ring up your bank. Digital providers offer innovative services including the categorisation of your spending, making it easier to keep track of your spending.

An introduction to online banking

How To Open an Online Bank Account

The following video guides you through the process of opening an online bank account and provides you with useful tips to get you started.

Direct Debits and Standing Orders

The following video explains the difference between direct debits and standing orders, and how to set up each one.

For further advice on money, banking and saving, you could look at these online resources:

  • MoneySavingExpert: This website founded by financial journalist Martin Lewis offers a detailed and comprehensive base of information, from money saving guides to bank reviews.
  • SHU Money Skills: Visit our money skills pages for tips and information on budgeting, savings, financial risk, and lots more.
  • Blackbullion is a free learning platform for students, designed to help you take control of your finances and to develop your money management skills. It includes articles about opening a bank account for both home and international students. Register with your Hallam email address for full access.
  • Save the Student have an article highlighting important things to look out got when choosing a student bank account.

For information about bank accounts available, you could try: