If you are using UFS Off-campus Accommodation, we would like to share this with you.
It is not for any reason that we share with you Capitec Banking Tips for Students. We recommend all students to install a mobile banking app on their phones as soon as possible. In fact, we recommend you do it before you arrive in Bloemfontein and look for UFS Off-campus Accommodation or any other student-related activities because you will need your parents' assistance.
When students pay rent for their UFS Off-campus Accommodation by doing cash deposits, this incurs huge banking fees and we want you to keep your money in your pocket. Capitec bank is in our experience by far the simplest and banking fees at Capitec are far lower than any other bank in our opinion.
Remember, as a student of UFS Off-campus Accommodation you are now going to spend much more money than you were used to while you were still staying under the care of your parents. You will have to pay rent for accommodation, buy food, airtime, books, clothes, and have some fun also. And nowhere did we find services so quick and comfortable as they are at this bank. Visit the nearest branch and they will help you fast and efficiently.
Withdrawing cash for UFS Off-campus Accommodation puts you at risk of losing your money or getting robbed. Banks also charge you for the privilege to withdraw cash. It does not stop there. When you deposit cash into the UFS Off-campus Accommodation landlord's account, the bank cannot do it with automated systems. They need to pay an actual person to count your money and put it in the recipient's bank account.
You will find you will get really spoiled using a banking app because you no longer have to leave the comfort of your home to go stand in long queues to pay your bills. You will also get an SMS from the banking who will constantly keep you up to date with your balance.
The best part of it all... using the app is totally FREE plus making online banking payments with your mobile app is also free.
Capitec also allows you to withdraw cash at a PnP/Shoprite/Checkers/Boxer till point for ONLY R1.
For UFS Off-campus Accommodation students specifically, we recommend you try Capitec or FNB's mobile banking app. To download the Capitec app, click on this link and install it on your phone. To find out more about FNB banking, read our post here.
You can even load airtime on your phone with a mobile banking app. You will find, as a student, you will need to use your time efficiently and being a young adult, saving is certainly the best thing you can do from the second you start earning absolutely any income for those unforeseen times that you will need it desperately.
UFS Off-campus Accommodation students, have a look here what the app can do. Happy banking! How to get the app:
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