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
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

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% 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.