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Absa Student Credit Card Review 2022

Obtaining a credit card as a student might be challenging, especially if you are unemployed. In many circumstances, getting a credit card as a student is nearly impossible because the risk of granting credit to students is too high. Students, on the other hand, can obtain a credit card through the Absa. A student does not need to be working at the time of application for the Absa Student credit card. To be eligible for the Absa student credit card, you must receive a monthly allowance.

For tertiary students, a credit card is available. These are students enrolled in a full-time program at a South African university, a FET college, a university of technology, or a private tertiary institution. The Absa Student credit card offers the fewest features of any Absa credit card. This is due to the fact that the credit card is free and does not demand much in terms of qualifying.

Absa Student Credit Card Summary 

The Absa Student credit card is a credit card for students enrolled in a South African tertiary institution. There are no monthly service fees or credit facility fees associated with this account. Clients must earn a monthly allowance of R800.00 or higher. Branch transactions are not free. Cheque deposits are R60.00 at a branch counter, cash deposits are R60.00 plus R2.00 for every extra R100.00 withdrawn, and cash withdrawals are R75.00 plus R2.10 for every additional R100.00 withdrawn.

Absa ATM, on the other hand, costs less for the identical transactions. Cash deposits at an Absa ATM, for example, cost R2.00 for R100.00 deposited, while cash withdrawals cost R2.00 per R100.00. The Student credit card, like the Flexi Core credit card, does not qualified for garage cards. In addition, the credit card does not include the optional card life plan that is offered on all Absa credit cards.

Absa Student Credit Card Benefits 

  1. The credit card is a good start for someone who doesn’t have a credit score. It will help with building a credit history. 
  2. Comes with automatic basic travel insurance of R1,500,000.00 for a range of travel emergencies. 
  3. Absa allows for a 57 days interest-free debit for the Student credit card. 
  4. There are no transaction fees for purchases so you can use your card online or instore to make purchases without incurring any costs. 
  5. The credit card comes with lost card protection which covers the credit card holder should their student credit card get lost or stolen. 
  6. Cardholders get cash back when they pay with their Student credit card locally and internationally. 
  7. The credit card has a contactless technology whereby you can tap your credit card to a speed point machine to make payments. 
  8. Comes with a free notifyMe service that updates clients through SMS whenever they transact. 
  9. Monthly outstanding debt repayments are fixed with clients having to pay a constant figure month to month.

Absa Student Credit Card Fees 2022

Fee description Amount
Monthly account feeFree
Monthly credit facility feeFree
Secondary card feeN/A
Garage cards feeN/A
Card life plan N/A
Cheque deposit at an Absa branch R60.00
Cash deposit at an Absa branchR60.00 + R2.00 per R100.00 
Cash deposit at an Absa ATM R2.00 per R100.00 
Cashless cash deposit via Cash Acceptor R2.00 per R100.00
Cash withdrawals at an Absa branch R75.00+ R2.10 per R100.00
Cash withdrawals at an Absa ATM R2.00 per R100.00
Withdrawal at Absa supported ATMR6.00 + R2.00 per R100.00
Saswitch ATMR11.50 + R2.00 per R100.00
Point of sale local cash withdrawals R2.00
Overseas cash withdrawals ATM/POSR75.00
Credit card purchases local and abroad Free
Account payments via Absa ATM or onlineR10.00
Account payments at an Absa branchR75.00
Internal and external debit ordersFree
Absa Student Credit Card Fees and Rates 2022

Competitive Advantages of the Absa Student Credit Card 

  • The credit card doesn’t have any monthly account fee attached to it. 
  • Clients get free access to Absa digital platforms.
  • The credit card doesn’t have any monthly credit facility fee attached to it. 
  • Repayments of the outstanding debt are fixed. 
  • The student credit card comes with 57 days of interest-free credit which means clients can settle their debt without incurring any interest charges. 
  • Comes with automatic basic travel insurance of R1,500,000.00 for a range of travel emergencies. 

Competitive Disadvantages of the Absa Student Credit Card

  • Clients cannot get access to garage cards. 
  • There is no credit life plan which pays off outstanding credit should anything happen to you. 

Credit Card Requirements 

  1. Must be over the age of 18 and less than 31 at the time of application. 
  2. Have a proof of residence that is not older than 3 months at the time of application. 
  3. Have a valid South African ID book or Smart card. 
  4. Be registered at SAQA approved institution. 
  5. Have a monthly allowance of R800.00 or more. 
  6. Proof of income for three consecutive months. 

Conclusion 

The Absa Student credit card serves as a first step in obtaining a credit card for students. All they have to do is produce documentation of receiving a monthly allowance of R800.00 or more and be enrolled in a tertiary institution. Based on the qualification standards, this may be the easiest credit card to obtain at Absa.

Absa Student Credit Card Review 2022

Lethabo Ntsoane

Lethabo Ntsoane holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa. He is a Financial Product commentator at Rateweb. He is an expect financial product analyst with years of experience in reviewing products and offering commentary. Lethabo majors in financial news, reviews and financial tips. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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