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#GetSchooled: Open an Unlocked.Me Account


Say ‘wudup!’ to the Unlocked.Me Account which is a ZERO monthly maintenance fee account for anyone between the ages of 16 and 26. If you're digitally savvy and looking to manage your finances like a boss, this one's for YOU!

Get your hands on the Unlocked.Me account: Apply here!

Have a look at the deets below and take your first to step to unlocking a world of benefits you surely can't resist!

Features and benefits

  • ZERO monthly maintenance fee
  • ZERO fees on card swipes
  • ZERO fees for one external (non Nedbank) debit order once a month
  • ZERO fees on internal transfers, debit & stop orders
  • ZERO fees on Cash Deposits of up to R3000 at Nedbank ID ATM’s
  • ZERO annual fees on a cheque card (with online purchases, tap and go as well as Uber payments)
  • FREE data usage when banking on the Nedbank Money App
  • FREE Balance Enquiries on self-assisted channels including Nedbank Money App, Nedbank ATM, Online banking and SMS banking
  • Pay as you use fees apply thereafter - please refer to pricing guide

Other benefits include:

  • Earn competitive interest rates on a FREE linked MyPocket with immediate access to your funds. No monthly maintenance fees. Click here
  • Airtime top-up on the Nedbank Money App and other digital platforms
  • Access to the Greenbacks money management programme via the Nedbank Greenbacks App with partner discounts as well as the Money Manager programme at no charge. Card Swiper programme at a fee.
  • Save on data costs as the Nedbank Money App is a zero-rated app
  • There is no need for multiple apps on your phone, as the Nedbank Money App allows you to scan the majority of QR codes in South Africa (Masterpass, Snapscan and Zapper). There is no need to load and maintain cards in-app to use scan to pay. If you have had to block and replace your card, you can use scan to pay before you get your replacement plastic.
  • Block and replace capabilities for your card available on the Nedbank Money App
  • Share your account details from the Nedbank Money App (under the features tab)

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Bank close to Zero:

  • Convenience while you shop, withdraw cash at any participating retail stores which is cheaper than withdrawing cash from the ATM 
  • Swiping your card to make purchases at no cost
  • By transacting digitally on the Nedbank Money App and within the transactions listed above
How to apply for the Unlocked.Me bank account
  • A valid South African identity document; or a passport with a valid study permit
  • Proof of registration at a tertiary institution: confirmation on a letterhead of the tertiary institution at which you are registered, a valid student card or a letter of acceptance by the tertiary institution on an official letterhead

It’s your life – go on, UNLOCK it. Unlock your lifestyle, your potential and your money. Apply here!

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