Bankwest, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and a full service bank, has partnered with Student Edge, a provider of student services, to launch Student Edge Debit Card, an exclusive co-branded student card.

Juan Perez, head of deposits at Bankwest, said that this partnership provides a wonderful opportunity to support students, who can now benefit from a low fee account, whilst taking advantage of a variety of discounts at Western Australian retail and food outlets.

Mr Perez added: “This partnership means high school, Tafe, college, and university students, as well as apprentices and trainees can now use their everyday banking account to claim dozens of discounts.

“Our Student Edge debit card is available only on our student account, which offers unlimited electronic transactions and access to Australia’s largest ATM network. This is a great way for students to minimize their banking costs, and maximize their retail discounts by simply showing their Student Edge debit card at participating outlets.

“Student Edge has more than 200,000 members, who benefit from the organization’s 50 large brand discount partners and free access to online health and well being, study and career tools.”

Julian Sallabank, CEO of Student Edge, said: “It is my pleasure to announce that Student Edge, Australia’s leading student focused organization, and Bankwest, a company which happily supports students, have partnered to deliver a co-branded student card for all Australian students.”