Talk to your bank for less
With banks closing branches up and down the country it has become more common for us to speak to our bank over the telephone.
But how much is it costing you?
Rather than offering their customers freephone numbers, many banks advertise an 0845 number for customers to call. But these numbers are pricey – a 20-minute phone call could cost as much as £8 from a mobile phone.
Cut your costs when calling your bank by ringing its local telephone number instead.
Dial these numbers in the table below and, at most, you'll only pay local or national rates rather than premium rates.
|Bank of Scotland||0131 339 2573|
|Barclays||0247 684 2100|
|Cheltenham & Gloucester||0145 237 2372|
|Clydesdale Bank||0141 951 7320|
|Co-operative Bank||0161 829 5860|
|First Direct||0113 234 5678|
|Halifax||0113 242 2229|
|HSBC||0122 626 1010|
|Lloyds TSB||0173 3347 007|
|Natwest||0151 733 5791|
|Nationwide||0179 365 6789|
|Royal Bank of Scotland||0161 930 8666|
|Santander||0190 837 5039|
|Yorkshire Bank||0141 951 7315|