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


RBS says sorry for IT problems at NatWest

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 | News

The boss of RBS has apologised for the recent IT meltdown that left millions of shoppers unable to pay for goods on the busiest shopping day of the year - Cyber Monday.

RBS to compensate users for latest IT glitch

Tuesday, 03 December 2013 | News

Hundreds of thousands of NatWest customers affected by the latest computer glitch at parent group Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are to be compensated for any loss.

Beat inflation through your current account

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 | News

With savings accounts offering such disheartening rates at the moment, a surprising way to get a decent return might be through your current account.

Co-operative Bank to shut one in six branches

Monday, 04 November 2013 | News

The Co-operative Bank has unveiled plans to shut down around 50 branches as part of its rescue plan.

Current account switching rules: explained

Monday, 23 September 2013 | TV /Video

Seven-day switching could be "damp squib"

Monday, 16 September 2013 | News

New rules mean that from today switching your current account should be quicker and easier.

Five million expected to switch current account

Saturday, 14 September 2013 | News

As the new seven-day current account switching scheme launches on Monday, five million people are expected to switch in the next 12 months, according to analytics company SAS.

Seven-day switch could see millions change bank account

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | News

New switching rules could see one in five change their bank account, according to research from independent market researcher Consumer Intelligence.

What Lloyds' split from TSB means for you

Friday, 06 September 2013 | News

Lloyds and TSB have parted ways. If you were a Lloyds TSB customer, here's what you need to know.

Pick a current account offering long-term value

Monday, 02 September 2013 | News

If you're normally in credit in your current account, a Halifax Reward Current Account or