Current Accounts Rewards

Latest Deals for Switching Your Account

Whether you are opening your first current account, or are looking to switch your existing current account, banks and building societies could be likely to offer you a range of attractive rewards when setting up your new current account. When opening a new current account, rewards may include the following: 

  • Cash-back upon opening your current account
  • Overdrafts with low interest rates
  • High in-credit interest rates

A premium current account could offer the following rewards: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Mobile phone and gadget insurance
  • Breakdown cover
  • Higher interest rates when in credit.


To help you compare current accounts, we have compiled the following comparison tables, which include details of a number of different current accounts and their rewards.

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 there are so many different banks and building societies that could be tempting you with such rewards, it would be wise for you to compare a number of different current accounts to see which might be the most beneficial to you.


Current accounts are generally offered free of charge, however if you are interested in opening a current account that offers a number of rewards in return for a monthly fee, you might wish to consider opening a premium current account.


To ensure that you find a current account that is most suited to your individual needs, it is crucial that you compare both premium and standard current accounts to see what each could offer you.


If you are looking to switch your existing current account, you may be relieved to learn that the switching process could be a lot simpler than you might have originally thought.  Most banks and building societies have a switching procedure in place, whereby they could transfer direct debits and standing orders to your new current account in a few weeks.