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Our bank account for life after graduation

Graduate Account

What do you get with your bank account?

Your Graduate account is designed to support you in the transition between Student life and moving into full time employment.  It comes with all the great features and benefits that allow you to stay in control of your money.

Account features

Account Features

Flexible ways to bank

Visa debit card, 24/7 Anytime Internet Banking plus our mobile banking app packed with handy features.

Interest-free arranged overdraft up to £1500

Interest-free arranged overdraft of up to £1500 (subject to credit review and approval) for up to one year after you graduate. To find out more about our interest-free overdraft, see our graduate overdrafts page.

Graduate loan of up to £5000

Depending on your circumstances, you can request a Graduate Loan of up to £5000 (subject to credit review and approval).

Commission free travel money - pack your bags! 

Pick up commission-free foreign currency at your local Ulster Bank branch before you travel.

Mobile App available to customers aged 11+ with a compatible iOS and Android devices and a UK or international mobile number in specific countries.

To find out more about our interest-free overdraft, see the link below.

Graduate Loan

Request a Graduate Loan of up to £5000 (subject to approval. Lending criteria, terms and conditions apply).

You must begin to repay the loan within 12 months of graduating and complete payments within 5 years. You can delay the repayment for up to 2 years if you are going on to further studies.

We do not provide graduate loans for the purpose of leisure travel.

Thinking of switching your bank account to us?

The Current Account Switch Service will do all the work when it comes to switching, moving everything across from your old account all within 7 working days, including Direct Debits and standing orders. All you need to do is tell us the details of your old bank account and when you want the Switch to start.

We can not switch savings accounts or ISAs through this service. Any other products you have with your old bank will not be moved at the same time.

Current Account Switch Guarantee (PDF, 39KB)

A Guide to Switching Current Accounts (PDF, 3MB)

How does the Switch service work?

Understanding Overdrafts

An overdraft is a form of short term borrowing and is repayable on demand. If you don't repay what is owed, you could harm your credit score and borrowing capability. Understand the cost and impact of overdrafts and use our eligibility checker to find out if you’re likely to be approved below.

Now please take a look at the important information

In the month of July of the year after your graduation, subject to our assessment of your financial position, your Graduate Account will be converted to a Current Account. We will write to you 60 days before doing this.

We may need security (by way of a personal guarantee) for certain overdraft facilities or loans and we may carry out credit scoring. Overdrafts are repayable on demand.

Your Current Account Terms (PDF, 147 KB)

Fee Information Document (PDF, 509 KB)

Ready to apply?

Get in touch

Call 0800 046 6486 

Lines are open:

Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm (excluding bank holidays)

Saturday 9am-3pm

Calls may be recorded. Calls from mobile phones may not be free.