Important Customer Notice

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Important Customer Notice

KBC Bank Ireland would like to draw your attention to some important information.
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Important Update: 

  • From the 15th July 2022 KBC will be no longer accept new applications for Current Accounts for non-KBC customers & existing KBC customers. If you have submitted an application on our before the 15th July it will be processed as normal. There is no change for existing customers.

  • For more information about what will be happening to your existing current account please click here.



day to day banking with no quarterly fees for maintaining the account*


contactless payments when using a Debit Card for purchases in Euro

On the move

with our handy mobile banking App!

The features don’t stop there!

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Full suite of digital wallets: Apple Pay™, Google Pay™, Fitbit Pay™, Garmin Pay™ and wena Pay™.

Free Euro cash withdrawals (ATM) and cheque lodgement fees.

No quarterly fees for maintaining the account!

Paperless - eStatement and paper statement options.

Customer service that fits around you – phone, web chat and social from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • The KBC Student Current Account is available to personal customers, i.e. your Student Current Account may be used to operate and manage your personal financial affairs. For example you may receive wages and salary payments and pay personal and domestic bills. Your Student Current Account may not be used for any business, charity, club, society or other organisation.

    You must be resident in the Republic of Ireland.

    You may open a sole account or joint account with another person.

    To open a joint account the main accountholder must be a Student.

    You may only open one Student Current Account.

    You must be aged 17 or over to open this account.

    This account is available to eligible* full time students attending a Republic of Ireland third level institution for more than 21 hours each week. The duration of the course must be at least one academic year.

    *For queries on eligibility please reach out to us through our hubs or contact centre on 1800 51 52 53.

    If you have held a KBC Student Current Account previously, we may not offer this to you again.

    Where you are no longer a full time student in a third level institution, the Student Current Account and its benefits may no longer be available.

    Fees and charges may then be applied to your account and you can view these in our Fees and Charges Booklet.

    We may change your account to a Standard Current Account if we have reason to believe you are no longer in full time third level education, or at the end of the term of your third level course as stated on your Current Account application form.

Please note: KBC Bank Ireland does not offer cash facilities at our hub locations and so are unable to cater for cash lodgements or withdrawals in our premises.

For more information see 'The Need-to-Knows' below.

Need a hand?

Over the phone

You’ll get us on the phone 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

In your Hub

There's no need to make an appointment, just pop in and meet the expert team!

Digital Wallets - The easy way to pay!

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That quick stop at the shop just got quicker.

Just tap, pay and done!

The Need-to-Knows

*Free day to day banking means you won’t be charged for day to day use of your account - like cash withdrawals and quarterly fees for maintaining the account. Fees and charges may apply for ATM cash withdrawals and using a debit card for purchases in foreign currency.

You can apply for an Overdraft facility if you are aged 18 or over but this is subject to application.

The KBC Student Current Account is a Euro account. You cannot make lodgements to your Student Current Account in any currency other than Euro.

For a full list of eligible third level institutions, please contact our Direct Sales Team on 1800 51 52 53

See full details of the product Terms and Conditions (pdf, 424 KB) and Fees and Charges (pdf, 66 KB) info here.
Student Fee Information Document.

  • Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Pay, Apple Watch and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc. Apple Pay on an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3 running on iOS8.3, MacBook Pro with Touch ID. You can also use an Apple Watch if it is paired with an iPhone 5 or later.

    Android, Google Pay and the Google Pay logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Works with most compatible NFC Android devices running 5+ (Lollipop) or higher.

    Fitbit, Fitbit Pay, Fitbit Ionic and the Fitbit logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fitbit Inc.  Fitbit Pay lets you make payments on the go directly from your wrist with your Fitbit Ionic watch and works with the Fitbit app on any compatible device running Android 4.4 (or higher) or on iPhone 5 (or later).

    Garmin, the Garmin logo and the Garmin delta are trademarks of Garmin Ltd, or its subsidiaries and are registered in one or more countries.

    wena and the wena logo  are trademarks of Sony Ltd, or its subsidiaries and are registered in one or more countries.
  • What documents do I need to open a KBC Current Account?

    Opening a Current Account should be something you can do anytime anywhere and with KBC it is. You can open your account with us across many different channels and we have called out the requirements for each below:

    Online via

    2 proofs of identity (e.g. 2 photo IDs)
    2 proofs of address (must be dated within the last 6 months)

    Instant on boarding via the KBC mobile app

    1 proof of identity and 1 selfie (in certain circumstances a second photo ID may be requested)
    2 proofs of address (must be dated within the last 6 months)

    Over the phone

    2 proofs of identity (e.g. 2 photo IDs)
    2 proofs of address (must be dated within the last 6 months)

    In one of our Hubs

    1 original proof of identity (e.g. 1 photo ID)
    1 original proof of address (must be dated within 6 months)

    Before sending your documents to us here are some handy guidelines to follow:

    Proof of Identity:

    Proof of Address:

    The following documents are accepted for proof of address:

    • Utility Bill (Electricity, Gas, Landline Phone etc.)
    • Current Account Bank Statement
    • Credit Card Statement

    Please note: All Proof of Address documents must be less than 6 months old at the time of application.