Compare Current Accounts

See Latest Deals on Current Accounts

It is surprising how many people in the UK do not opt to switch their current account, especially if they could get a much better deal elsewhere.  With so many banks and building societies offering customers introductory rewards and benefits, it may be time for you to compare current accounts to see if you could be getting more for your money.


A few things you may use to compare different current accounts are:

 

  • Which types of introductory benefits or long term features would be useful to you?
  • Which type of card or cheque book would you get with the current account?
  • Would you like your current account to come with extra features for a monthly fee, such as insurance?
  • Would you like your current account to come with an overdraft?  If so, are there applicable fees?
  • Would you like a current account that offers some interest?

See below for a selection of latest current account deals:

Latest Current Account Deals
 AccountInterest (AER)Overdraft RateFunding Required*Fee pmFeaturesApply
N/A0% for first £250No minimumFree if funding £1,000 or £10 below £1,000£100 for switching into account. £250 interest free overdraft. Free banking if paying over £1,000 per month. £100 if not satisfied after 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 £100
  • £250 free of overdraft interest
  • Comes with satisfaction guarantee - if you're not happy you'll get £100
  • Mobile banking on the go with app for iPhone, Android and iPad
  • Beautifully designed Internet Banking service
  • Award winning customer service from real people answering your calls, 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • 1st Account Banking with Britain's most recommended bank (Source: GfK NOP FRS, 6 months ending May 2015.) 
  • Must be 18 or older
  • Must pay a minimum of £1,000 into the account each month to qualify for free banking and £100 offers
N/a*£8**No minimum£19*Instead of interest you receive 2% rewards on 7 types of household bills if paid by Direct Debit, plus extra benefits including free Worldwide travel insurance, UK breakdown cover and mobile phone insurance.More Info >
NatWest Reward Platinum Current Account

  • Instead of interest you receive 2% off 7 types of household bills if paid by Direct Debit
  • On average NatWest customers earn £83 in Rewards per year. Based on monthly bills of £345 excluding the monthly £19 fee.
  • Includes many lifestyle benefits such as Worldwide multi trip travel insurance, UK car breakdown cover, mobile phone insurance & tastecard membership. Account terms & conditions apply
  • Access account anytime with 24-hour UK call centres, Online Banking and Mobile Banking app

  • Must be 18 or older
  • £19 monthly fee
  • ** Unplanned Overdraft Fee £8.00 daily, charged on unarranged overdrafts greater than £10 (maximum of £72 in any charging period). Monthly maximum charge for all unarranged fees: £80

 

N/a*£8**No minimum£12*Instead of interest you receive 2% rewards on 7 types of household bills if paid by Direct Debit, plus extra benefits including free European travel insurance and mobile phone insurance. More Info >
NatWest Reward Silver Current Account

  • Instead of interest you receive 2% off 7 types of household bills if paid by Direct Debit
  • On average NatWest customers earn £83 in Rewards per year. Based on monthly bills of £345 excluding the monthly £12 fee.
  • Includes many lifestyle benefits such as European multi trip travel insurance, preferential rates on travel money, mobile phone insurance & tastecard membership. Account terms & conditions apply
  • Ticket booking service, receive 25% cashback on tickets for theatre, dance, opera, concerts and more
  • Access account anytime with 24-hour UK call centres, Online Banking and Mobile Banking app

  • Must be 18 or older
  • £12 monthly fee
  • ** Unplanned Overdraft Fee £8.00 daily, charged on unarranged overdrafts greater than £10 (maximum of £72 in any charging period). Monthly maximum charge for all unarranged fees: £80

 

N/a*£8**No minimum£2*Instead of interest you receive 2% rewards on 7 types of household bills if paid by Direct Debit. More Info >
NatWest Reward Current Account

  • Instead of interest you receive 2% off 7 types of household bills if paid by Direct Debit
  • On average NatWest customers earn £83 in Rewards per year. Based on monthly bills of £345 excluding the monthly £2 fee.
  • Access account anytime with 24-hour UK call centres, Online Banking and Mobile Banking app

  • Must be 18 or older
  • £2 monthly fee
  • ** Unplanned Overdraft Fee £8.00 daily, charged on unarranged overdrafts greater than £10 (maximum of £72 in any charging period). Monthly maximum charge for all unarranged fees: £80

 

N/A£8**N/AN/AEarn a minimum of 1% of your spend at participating retailers with CashBack Plus. More Info >

NatWest Select Current Account

  • No monthly fee
  • Visa Debit card
  • Earn rewards when you use your debit card at selected retailers with CashBack Plus
  • Access to emergency cash if you lose your debit card (limits apply)
  • Manage your account online or on your mobile
  • Free text alerts to help you keep track of your spending
  • Must be 18 or older
  • ** Unplanned Overdraft Fee £8.00 daily, charged on unarranged overdrafts greater than £10 (maximum of £72 in any charging period). Monthly maximum charge for all unarranged fees: £80
N/A£8**N/AN/AEarn a minimum of 1% of your spend at participating retailers with CashBack Plus. More Info >

Royal Bank of Scotland Select Current Account

  • No monthly fee
  • Visa Debit card
  • Earn rewards when you use your debit card at selected retailers with CashBack Plus 
  • Access to emergency cash if you lose your debit card (limits apply)
  • Manage your account online or on your mobile 
  • Free text alerts to help you keep track of your spending
  • Must be 18 or older
  • ** Unplanned Overdraft Fee £8.00 daily, charged on unarranged overdrafts greater than £10 (maximum of £72 in any charging period). Monthly maximum charge for all unarranged fees: £80

As you compare the current accounts available from a number of different banks and building societies, you will no doubt see the range of what is on offer to you should you open a new current account or switch your existing account.  It could therefore be a good idea for you to consider what would be the most important to you in your current account.


If you already hold a current account and, after comparing current accounts, you decide that your money might be better off elsewhere, it could be a good idea for you to switch current accounts. 


At present, it is fairly easy to switch current accounts, with a number of banks and building societies offering a switching service.  The transition between different banks is set to be made even easier in 2013, with the introduction of a new account transferring system.


Comparing different deals along the criteria that is important to you, such as overdraft or extra features, is the best way to ensure you get the best current account deal.

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

Instant Access Savings Accounts Deals
ProviderAccountInterest Rate (AER)TermApply
1.30%Instant AccessMore Info >
  • Earn 1.30% gross/AER variable
  • No penalties, fees or notice periods
  • Free unlimited payments and withdrawals
  • Deposit from £1
  • Interest paid monthly or annually
  • Open and manage account online
  • Must be UK resident and aged 18 or older
  • Rate includes a 1.05% gross fixed rate bonus for 12 months from account opening. After 12 months the rate will revert to underlying rate, currently 0.25% gross/AER variable
  • Post Office Money Online Saver is provided by Bank of Ireland UK
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

1.17%

Instant AccessMore Info >
  • Earn 1.17% 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
1.00%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.