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


Barclays ups overdraft costs but simplifies charges

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | News

Barclays is to give all current account customers an interest-free £15 overdraft but will up its charges for those going further into the red.

New TSB account: how to make £600 a year

Thursday, 13 March 2014 | News

TSB has hit the headlines with the launch of its new Plus current account promising 5% interest on balances of £2,000, worth £100...

TSB launches current account paying 5% interest

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | News

TSB Bank is to launch a new current account on 30 March, paying 5% interest to customers who stay in credit.

M&S to launch first fee-free current account

Friday, 07 March 2014 | News

M&S Bank is to launch its first fee-free current account this summer, with an interest-free £100 overdraft.

Brits still reluctant to switch bank

Tuesday, 04 February 2014 | News

Only 13% of Brits plan to switch their current account in the next year, according to early findings from the Moneywise Consumer Opinion Survey 2014.

Co-op offering £125 'golden hello' to new customers

Monday, 03 February 2014 | News

The Co-Operative Bank has launched a new incentive scheme for those signing up to its current account switching service – a £125 "golden hello" for new customers.

Why I ditched my packaged account

Thursday, 16 January 2014 | Blog | By Laura Whitcombe

I’ve had a NatWest Advantage Gold account for the past four years. Mostly, it served me well but having reviewed my finances at the end of 2013, I decided it was time to call it a day.

Current account switching up 17%

Thursday, 16 January 2014 | News

Current account switching increased by 17% in the last three months of 2013 as consumers felt confident enough to "break free from the shackles of their old banks".

Post Office extends current account roll out

Monday, 13 January 2014 | News

The Post Office has extended its current account pilot scheme into the East Midlands and East of England.

Would you open a Tesco bank current account?

Thursday, 12 December 2013 | News

Tesco Bank will need to work hard to convince people to open its soon-to-launch current account, according to research from switching website uSwitch.