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


Savings update: Shawbrook moves to challenge Metro Bank as rates increase

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | News

Rates on offer from new banks are edging up. Shawbrook Bank has raised the rate on its one-year fixed rate bond for new savers to a top 2.15 per cent before tax (1.72 per cent after tax).

Revealed: Best current account for UK customers

Monday, 02 November 2015 | News

The Halifax Reward Current Account has been named the most popular among people looking at ‘personalised’ best buy tables from

Consumers let down by lazy banks should switch

Thursday, 22 October 2015 | News

Banks must make it easier for customers to switch bank accounts, according to the Competition and Markets Authority.

Tesco Bank axes current fee after Santander's hike

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 | News

Tesco Bank is to axe its £5 monthly current account fee for new and existing customers from Thursday 17 September.

Santander more than doubles its 123 fee

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 | News

Some 3.6 million Santander customers will be hit by fee increases on the bank's flagship 123 range.

Halifax offers £125 to account switchers

Monday, 07 September 2015 | News

Halifax is trying to tempt in new current account customers with a new £125 sign-up offer.

Should you move to a new bank?

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 | Article

Ever since the banking crisis in 2008 there has been plenty of talk about a new wave of banks that will bring competition to the sector.

Get £150 by opening a First Direct current account

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 | News

First Direct is offering new customers up to £150 to switch to its current account.

Top student bank accounts

Monday, 24 August 2015 | Article

If you or your children are joining them, finding the right student bank account is vital. And while the freebies that often come with them can be tempting, it's important to think about the bigger picture.

Confusion about value puts customers off switching banks

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 | News

Consumers are put off switching current accounts because they cannot meaningfully compare the value offered by different accounts.