Current Accounts with Free Overdrafts

Get a better overdraft deal!

Many banks provide free overdraft facilities up to a set amount e.g. £300 as part of their proposition. Some banks will charge no interest up to this amount or a lower interest rate charge - it is important to read the terms and conditions before you switch to a new provider.

 

In order to find an account with the best overdraft facilities you should shop around as deals change. New rules on banking procedures will now mean that switching to a new provider has never been easier


Current accounts with free overdraft facilities may he highly useful for customers in a variety of different circumstances. As many banks will often charge customers who are in negative credit, customers who frequently deal with a large number of outgoings and deposits may often be in danger of going overdrawn and so an interest free buffer may be attractive.

 

See below for a selection of accounts on offer:

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

The following are some examples of current accounts that will often come with free overdraft facilities:

Student Accounts

Student accounts often come with a number of benefits and free incentives that are intended to attract customers who are on their way to university. Since students tend to rely on loan payments and part time work, a current account with free overdraft facilities are usually considered a necessity.

Graduate Accounts

After 3 years of university life, the vast majority of students often have a substantial overdraft to manage. A graduate account may provide customers with a continued interest free overdraft that will gradually be reduced over a number of years, encouraging students to pay off any debts they may have incurred.


Certain banks may also offer customers a free overdraft with their current account as part of a promotional or introductory offer. A free overdraft may also be offered to customers who have a number of accounts with a particular bank.


In order to find a current account that is best suited to your needs, it is strongly recommended to compare current accounts offers as much as possible to find the best deal available.