Current Accounts

A good current account is vital for basic financial management - and they give you access to credit cards, mortgages, loans, and other credit products.

Latest Current Account Articles

Your state pension explained

The state pension was first introduced in 1909 and around 500,000 people aged 70 and over were paid five shillings (25p) a week. Taking inflation into account, that’s around £28 per week in today’s [...]

18 April, 2019

What is pension auto-enrolment and how does it work?

Pension automatic enrolment makes it mandatory for employers to offer you a workplace pension that you both pay into. A percentage of the pension contribution comes out of your salary, and your employer [...]

18 April, 2019

A guide to LGBT personal finance

For most LGBT people, getting personal finances right means saving enough for retirement, getting good value life and household insurance, and managing money effectively on a monthly basis. However, there [...]

18 April, 2019

How to reclaim bank charges

If you feel you have been charged excessively by your bank, either in the form of overdraft charges or other default fees, you can ask to have them returned to you. A simple Google search will provide [...]

15 March, 2019

How to create a passive income stream

If you’re worried your salary is not enough to help you save a deposit for your first property or prepare you for retirement, building wealth through passive income is a strategy that might appeal to [...]

12 March, 2019

What happens to bank accounts after death?

You can’t take it with you, so what happens to your bank account after you pass on?

18 February, 2019

What is a Lifetime ISA and should you open one?

The Lifetime ISA was introduced in April 2017 as a new type of tax-free savings and investment account to help you buy your first home and save for retirement. What is a Lifetime ISA? The Lifetime ISA [...]

11 September, 2018

How to calculate your net worth

There are many ways of measuring your financial health. Credit scores and savings milestones and investment portfolios all work together to complete a portrait of your financial aptitude. But there’s [...]

4 September, 2018

How to stop forgotten expenses from breaking your budget

Every budget is a work in progress. Even if you’re a savvy, disciplined budgeter, there can be unexpected or forgotten expenses that break your budget and cause financial distress. “People’s estimates [...]

22 August, 2018

Banks must now publish their own customer satisfaction figures

British banks will now have their customer satisfaction scores measured in four key areas. The results will be published every six months, and banks will have to prominently display the data to existing [...]

17 August, 2018

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