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


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

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 | News

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

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

Friday, 28 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.