Current accounts

first direct 1st Account

  • £100 signup fee - and £100 if you choose to leave after six months*
  • First £250 overdraft is interest and fee free
  • Multi award winning customer service


Lloyds Bank biggest loser from easier switching

Friday, 01 August 2014 | News

Lloyds Bank shed 20,065 current account customers in the three months after the arrival of the seven-day switching guarantee in late...

Brits face 17 years of credit card debt misery

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 | News

On average Brits have £4,500 in credit card debt, which could take 17 years to pay off, according to new research.

Brits embrace digital banking revolution

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 | News

Tech-savvy Brits are making almost £1 billion worth of online banking and mobile transactions every day, as customers continue to reject high-street branches.

Half of students run out of cash

Thursday, 26 June 2014 | News

Half of students run out of money before their next student loan instalment, according to research.

Tesco launches first current account

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | News

The UK's largest supermarket has today launched its first current account, as the battle for bank custom heats up.

Santander ups overdraft charges

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | News

Millions of Santander customers will pay more to use their overdrafts when it ups its fees in August.

M&S current account finally arrives

Friday, 16 May 2014 | News

The long-awaited M&S current account, which has launched with no monthly fee and an interest-free £100 overdraft, has been labelled a "breath of fresh air" by banking analysts.

Co-op customers face 20% rise in package account fees

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 | News

Co-operative Bank customers with packaged current accounts are facing a 20% price hike in their monthly fees.

600,000 switch current account in last six months

Friday, 11 April 2014 | News

There has been a 14% increase in the number of people switching current accounts in the last six months, figures from the Payments Council show.

Lloyds and TSB go to war with new current accounts

Saturday, 29 March 2014 | News

Not to be outdone by TSB, Lloyds Bank has launched a souped-up current account.