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Building Society Current Accounts

Latest Current Account Deals

As you compare different building society current accounts with those offered by banks, you may wish to consider the following:

 

  • Rewards and benefits offered with the current account
  • Interest rates offered
  • Overdrafts and applicable fees
  • Whether there is a minimum monthly contribution to the current account
  • Whether you would have access to online banking
  • What type of card you would get with the current account.


Please see the comparison tables below for information on a number of current accounts that could be available to you:

Latest Current Account Deals
 AccountInterest (AER)Overdraft RateFunding Required*Fee pmFeaturesApply
5.0%*0% for 12 months£1,000 per monthN/A5.0% IN-CREDIT INTEREST on balances up to £2,500 for the first year.More Info >

Nationwide FlexDirect Current Account

  • *5.0% AER fixed (4.89% gross pa) in-credit interest on balances up to £2,500 for the first 12 months
  • No monthly account fee
  • Paperless statements 
  • Visa Debit card and chequebook option
  • Manage your account online, by phone or in branch
  • Mobile app
  • No fees on arranged overdrafts for the first 12 months 
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Overdraft charge of 50p per day after the first 12 months
  • Must pay a minimum of £1,000 into the account each month, from an external source (i.e. not another Nationwide account)
3.0%*0% for first £250No minimum £133.0% INTEREST on balances up to £2,500More Info >

Nationwide FlexPlus Current Account

  • *3.0% AER fixed (2.96% gross pa) in-credit interest on balances up to £2,500 
  • £13 monthly account fee
  • No fees on arranged overdrafts up to £250  
  • UK & Europe Breakdown Cover
  • Worldwide family travel insurance  
  • Free mobile banking app, text alerts and secure online banking
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Overdraft charge of 50p per day after the first 3 months
  • 0% interest on balances over £2,500 

 

1.50%*Up to £3 per day£500 per month£5 pm*1.50% AER (variable) on your entire balance up to £20,000. Up to 3% cashback on household bills.More Info >

Santander 123 Current Account

  • *1.50% AER (variable) payable on your entire balance up to £20,000
  • Up to 3% cashback on household bills - 1% on water, council tax bills and Santander mortgage payments, 2% on gas and electricity bills, and 3% on mobile phone, home phone, broadband and paid-for TV packages
  • Visa Debit Card
  • Mobile app
  • Must be 18 or older and a UK resident
  • Interest and Cashback only available when you set up at least two eligible Direct Debits 
  • Monthly fee of £5
  • Must pay a minimum of £500 into the account each month
N/A0% for first 3 monthsNo minimum N/A3 months interest-free overdraft and no monthly account feeMore Info >

Nationwide FlexAccount Current Account

  • Everyday current account
  • No monthly account fee
  • No fees on arranged overdraft for first 3 months
  • Free mobile banking app
  • 0% interest on any balance 
  • 18.9% EAR overdraft charge after the first 3 months (capped at maximum £5 per month)
  • Must be 18 or older

 

N/A0% for first £250No minimumFree if funding £1,000 or £10 below £1,000Switch your current account and you'll get a free gift worth up to £150. £250 interest free overdraft. Free banking if paying over £1,000 per month. Satisfaction guarantee - £100 if you leave within 6 monthsMore Info >

First Direct 1st Current Account

  • A current account that works together with your life
  • Switch your current account and you'll get a free gift worth up to £150
  • £250 free of overdraft interest
  • Comes with satisfaction guarantee - if you leave within 6 months you'll get £100
  • Mobile banking on the go with app
  • Beautifully designed Internet Banking service
  • Award winning customer service from real people answering your calls, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Switch using the Current Account Switch Service and deposit £1,000 within 3 months of account opening. Account T&Cs apply
  • Must pay a minimum of £1,000 into the account each month to qualify for free banking and offers

If you are looking for a new current account, you may wish to consider one of the many building society current accounts available to you.  With introductory deals and long term benefits offered that could rival those of larger banks, comparing a range of building society current accounts could be the best way to find a current account suited to you.


With such an array of different current accounts on the market, all offering different benefits, it is surprising how few people opt to switch to a different current account and make their money work harder for them.  It is, in fact, fairly easy to switch current accounts, with many banks and building societies offering a straightforward switching service.


At present, many different banks and building societies offer a number of different appealing offers to new customers who wish to open new current accounts, or to switch their existing current account.


With so much competition in the market place, there has never been a better time to find yourself a great deal on current accounts from a building society or bank.

Got a Current Acccount? See Latest Savings Accounts Deals Below...

Instant Access Savings Accounts Deals
ProviderAccountInterest Rate (AER)TermApply

Up to

1.50%

AER/Gross p.a (variable)

Instant accessMore Info >
  • Earn up to 1.50% AER/Gross p.a. (variable) when you grow your savings by £50 or more each month
  • Instant access to your savings
  • Open the account with just £1
  • Interest rates - 1.50% AER/Gross p.a. (variable) for balances between £1 – £5,000, 1.00% AER/Gross p.a. (variable) between £5,001 – £10,000, 0.20% AER/Gross p.a. (variable) over £10,000
  • Open and manage your account in branch, online and by telephone
  • Must be UK resident and over 16 to apply
  • Must save at least £50 every month to qualify for interest

1.30%Instant AccessMore Info >
  • Earn 1.30% AER Gross.
  • No penalties, fees or notice periods
  • Free unlimited payments and withdrawals
  • Deposit from £100
  • Interest paid monthly or annually
  • 7 day support
  • Covered by the French Depositor Compensation Scheme
  • Apply in minutes
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older

1.22%

Instant AccessMore Info >
  • Earn 1.22% AER (variable)
  • Minimum opening balance of £1
  • Interest paid monthly or annually
  • Open an account singly or jointly
  • Unlimited deposits and withdrawals
  • Covered by the FSCS (Financial Services Compensation Scheme)
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
1.15%Easy AccessMore Info >
  • 1.15% AER
  • Free withdrawals and no notice period
  • Deposit from £100
  • Flexible saving - regularly or with a lump sum
  • Includes a fixed bonus of 0.95% gross fixed for the first 12 months
  • Quick and easy online application
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or over
  • Rate drops to 0.20% gross/AER variable after 12 months
1.00%Easy AccessMore Info >
  • 1.00% AER on balances up to £1 million
  • Save from £1000 - £1million
  • Monthly interest
  • Manage your account online
  • Unlimited withdrawals
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or over
  • New customers only

Gross is the interest you will receive before tax is deducted.

AER stands for the Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year.