Current Accounts

A good current account is vital for basic financial management - it gives you access to credit cards, mortgages, loans, and other credit products. Find out all you need to know about current accounts in our guides below.

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How we bank in the UK today

With an increase in banking apps, web chats, and voice control technology, the way we bank in the UK is changing.

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Joint current accounts

Looking to open a joint current account? This guide covers everything you need to know about what to consider when choosing a joint current account.

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High interest bank accounts

High-interest bank accounts pay a higher rate of interest on in-credit balances than other current accounts. Find out how they work in this guide.

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How to reclaim bank charges

If you feel you have been charged excessively by your bank, you could ask to have them returned to you. Find out how in this guide.

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Free bank accounts

Free current accounts give you free everyday banking and money management, but will usually charge a fee on overdrafts, foreign transactions, and other banking facilities.

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Digital current accounts

Digital current accounts let you access all of your banking needs at any time, from any place - even outside your branch's normal opening hours or if you're travelling abroad.

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Banks offer up to £200 switch bonus to entice disgruntled TSB customers

HSBC, Natwest, M&S Bank offer big switch incentives to hopefully entice disgruntled TSB customers.

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Business bank accounts

If you run a business, you should get a business bank account. There's a big variety of accounts with different charges and fees. How can you get the best account for your business needs?

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Basic bank accounts

Basic bank accounts are for people who fail to get a normal current account, due to bankruptcy, IVAs, or a poor credit history.

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Are you overpaying for your overdraft?

Arranged overdrafts can be one of the most expensive ways of borrowing money - often worse than a short-term loan or credit card. Here's how to pay less for your overdraft.