If you are claiming or have applied for jobseekers’ allowance you will need to open a current account to receive your benefits. You must, however, prove to the job centre that you are looking for employment; else you may lose your entitlement to jobseekers’ allowance.
Opening a current account may well be the first step you make towards finding employment. It is important to recognise the importance in having a current account because your prospective employer may require your bank details to pay you.
Compare Current Accounts
You should always compare a range of current accounts from a variety of banks and building societies before you open any current account. It is wise to be sure of your choice prior to agreeing to a bank or building society’s terms and conditions. If you do change your mind, it is easy to switch but this process can take up to ten days.
You should use our comparison tables to find a banking organisation that offers you the type of account that meets your personal needs.