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Nationwide FlexDirect
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Nationwide FlexDirect

  • 5% AER (4.89% gross p.a.) fixed in-credit interest on balances up to £2,500*
  • 12 month fee-free arranged overdraft available
  • No monthly fee
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* This rate is fixed for the first 12 months (reverting to 1% gross p.a./AER (variable) after this period). You must pay in £1,000 or more each month to receive interest (excluding transfers from any Nationwide account held by you or anyone else).
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    Nationwide FlexAccount

    • No monthly fee
    • Share £200 with a friend when they switch their main current account to Nationwide (terms apply)
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      0%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      None
    • Monthly Fee
      Free

    Interest details

    • No interest is paid on in-credit balances on this account

    Overdraft details

    • Arranged overdraft fees: 0% for the first 3 months (conditions apply)
    • 18.9% EAR (variable) thereafter
    • Unrranged overdraft fees: 18.9% EAR (variable)
    • For every payment that is NOT made over and above your reserve limit, you'll be charged an unpaid transaction fee of £15
    • The total sum of fees (including any paid/unpaid transaction fees) is capped at £75 per statement month
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    Nationwide FlexDirect

    • 5% AER on balances up to £2,500 for the first 12 months (conditions apply)
    • Fee-free overdraft for 12 months (subject to approval)
    • No monthly fee
    • Share £200 with a friend when they switch their main current account to Nationwide (terms apply)
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      5%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      £1,000
    • Monthly Fee
      Free

    Interest details

    • 5.00% AER (4.89% gross p.a.) for in-credit balances up to £2,500 (fixed for the first 12 months) if you pay in at least £1,000 per month.
    • After the first 12 months the rate reverts to 1.00% variable.
    • No interest on balances over £2,500.

    Overdraft details

    • Arranged overdraft fees: 0% for the first 12 months
    • 50p per day on balances over £10 thereafter (the first £10 of your arranged overdraft is free)
    • Unarranged overdraft fees: 50p per day on balances up to £10
    • £5 per day on balances over £10 and are capped at £60 per month
    • First time fee refund - Nationwide will refund the first overdraft fees you incur
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    Nationwide FlexPlus

    • 3% on balances up to £2,500
    • Includes worldwide travel insurance, mobile phone insurance, breakdown cover and extended warranty
    • Share £200 with a friend when they switch their main current account to Nationwide (terms apply)
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      3%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      None
    • Monthly Fee
      £13

    Interest details

    • 3% on balances up to £2,500
    • No interest on balances over £2,500

    Overdraft details

    • Arranged overdraft fees: 0% for the first 3 months
    • 50p per day on balances over £100 thereafter (the first £100 of your arranged overdraft is free)
    • Unarranged overdraft fees: 50p per day on balances up to £10
    • £5 per day on balances over £10 and are capped at £50 per month
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    Barclays Bank Account

    • Personalised debit card
    • Award-winning mobile banking
    • Earn cashback when you shop at lots of retailers when shopping through Barclays
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      0%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      None
    • Monthly Fee
      Free

    Interest details

    • No interest is paid on in-credit balances on this account

    Overdraft details

    • Arranged overdraft fees:
    • 75p a day up to £1,000
    • £1.50 a day from £1,000 to £2,000
    • £3 a day from £2,000 and above
    • Unarranged overdraft fees:
    • Barclays' Monthly Maximum Charge for Personal Current Accounts is £32. This includes: a maximum of 4 Unpaid Transaction Fees (£32 cap). Barclays' Monthly Maximum Charge for Personal Current Accounts with Emergency Borrowing is £67. This includes: a maximum of 7 Emergency Borrowing Fees (£35 cap) and a maximum of 4 Unpaid Transaction Fees (£32 cap). It doesn't include charges for using an arranged overdraft or the cost of packs for customising your account.
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    Barclays Current Account with Blue Rewards

    • Get £7 every month (£3.50 for each of your first 2 Direct Debit payments) and extra cash rewards on selected products
    • Enhanced rate of cashback at lots of retailers when shopping through Barclays
    • Personalised debit card
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      0%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      £800
    • Monthly Fee
      £3

    Interest details

    • No interest is paid on in-credit balances on this account
    • Rewards details:
    • Get £7 every month (£3.50 for each Direct Debit payment) and extra cash rewards on selected products:
    • £5 each month for having your mortgage with Barclays
    • Up to £3 each month when you take out or renew buildings or contents cover with Barclays
    • Subject to eligibility.

    Overdraft details

    • Arranged overdraft fees:
    • 75p a day up to £1,000
    • £1.50 a day from £1,000 to £2,000
    • £3 a day from £2,000 and above
    • Unarranged overdraft fees:
    • Barclays' Monthly Maximum Charge for Personal Current Accounts is £32. This includes: a maximum of 4 Unpaid Transaction Fees (£32 cap). Barclays' Monthly Maximum Charge for Personal Current Accounts with Emergency Borrowing is £67. This includes: a maximum of 7 Emergency Borrowing Fees (£35 cap) and a maximum of 4 Unpaid Transaction Fees (£32 cap). It doesn't include charges for using an arranged overdraft or the cost of packs for customising your account.
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    TSB Classic Plus Account

    • 5% AER (variable) on balances up to £1500 (changing to 3% AER (variable) from 2nd July)
    • To earn 5% AER, pay in £500p/m, register for internet banking, paperless statements and correspondence
    • Optional £35 interest and fee free overdraft (subject to status)
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      5%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      £500 (to earn interest)
    • Monthly Fee
      Free

    Interest details

    • 5% AER/4.89% gross variable interest paid on balances up to £1,500 only. To earn interest (which is paid monthly) just pay in a minimum of £500 a month and register for Internet Banking, Paperless Statements and Paperless Correspondence.

    Overdraft details

    • Assumed arranged overdraft of £1,200: 0% EAR up to £35, then 19.84%, £6 usage fee.
    • £10 overdraft buffer
    • If you try to make a payment and you don't have enough money in your account (including your Arranged Overdraft if you have one), we'll treat this as a request for an Unarranged Overdraft. If it's authorised and you use £10 or less, you won't be charged fees or interest on the amount you've borrowed. If you use more than £10 you'll get charged interest and fees on the full amount.
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    TSB Classic Current Account

    • Optional £35 interest and fee free overdraft (subject to status)
    • Apple and Google Pay available with your account
    • 24 hour money - take control of your bank account round the clock through Internet Banking, Telephone Banking and our Mobile Banking app
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      0%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      None
    • Monthly Fee
      Free

    Interest details

    • No interest is paid on in-credit balances on this account

    Overdraft details

    • Assumed arranged overdraft of £1,200: 0% EAR up to £35, then 19.84%, £6 usage fee.
    • £10 overdraft buffer
    • If you try to make a payment and you don't have enough money in your account (including your Arranged Overdraft if you have one), we'll treat this as a request for an Unarranged Overdraft. If it's authorised and you use £10 or less, you won't be charged fees or interest on the amount you've borrowed. If you use more than £10 you'll get charged interest and fees on the full amount.
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    Santander 1|2|3 Current Account

    • 1% cashback on water and council tax bills and on your Santander monthly mortgage payments (up to maximum of £1,000)
    • 2% cashback on gas and electricity bills and on Santander home insurance premiums (policies administered and underwritten by Aviva Insurance Limited)
    • 3% cashback on mobile, home phone, broadband and paid for TV packages
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      1.5%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      £500
    • Monthly Fee
      £5

    Interest details

    • 1.50% AER/1.49% gross (variable) interest on your entire balance up to £20,000

      Cashback Details
      To get cashback on your household bills and interest on your balance, just follow these steps:
    • · Pay at least £500 into your account each month - any interest paid and payments between Santander personal accounts you're named on won't count towards this
    • · Have at least two active Direct Debits - you'll receive cashback on any qualifying household bills you pay by Direct Debit

    Overdraft details

    • You could get a 4 month fee-free Arranged Overdraft when you switch to us. (Overdrafts are offered depending on your circumstances.)
    • The Arranged Overdraft Usage Fee will depend on the amount you use:
    • Below £2,000 - £1 a day
    • £2,000 to £2,999.99 - £2 a day
    • £3,000 and over - £3 a day
    • Unarranged Overdraft Usage Fee - £6 per day
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    Santander 1|2|3 Lite Current Account

    • 1% cashback on water and council tax bills and on your Santander monthly mortgage payments (up to maximum of £1,000)
    • 2% cashback on gas and electricity bills and on Santander home insurance premiums (policies administered and underwritten by Aviva Insurance Limited)
    • 3% cashback on mobile, home phone, broadband and paid for TV packages
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      0%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      £500
    • Monthly Fee
      £1

    Interest details

    • No interest is paid on in-credit balances on this account

      Cashback Details
      To get cashback on your household bills, just follow these steps:
    • · Pay at least £500 into your account each month - any interest paid and payments between Santander personal accounts you're named on won't count towards this
    • · Have at least two active Direct Debits - you'll receive cashback on any qualifying household bills you pay by Direct Debit
    • · Log on to Online or Mobile Banking at least once in every three months

    Overdraft details

    • You could get a 4 month fee-free Arranged Overdraft when you switch to us. (Overdrafts are offered depending on your circumstances.)
    • The Arranged Overdraft Usage Fee will depend on the amount you use:
    • Below £2,000 - £1 a day
    • £2,000 to £2,999.99 - £2 a day
    • £3,000 and over - £3 a day
    • Unarranged Overdraft Usage Fee - £6 per day
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    Starling Bank Current Account

    • Bank on the go with 100% mobile banking
    • Zero monthly fees
    • Get set up in minutes from your phone
    • Real time balance and instant payment alerts
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      0.5%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      None
    • Monthly Fee
      Free

    Interest details

    • 0.5% AER on balances up to £2,000
    • 0.25% AER on balances up to £85,000

    Overdraft details

    • Manage your overdraft with an adjustable in-app slider
    • Close your overdraft any time with a few taps
    • Interest of 15% is accrued daily and updated clearly in the app
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    RBS Select Account

    • Easy to use mobile banking app
    • Get a contactless Visa Debit card - make payments up to £30 with one tap
    • To apply, you must be 18+ and a UK resident
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      0%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      None
    • Monthly Fee
      Free

    Interest details

    • No interest is paid on in-credit balances on this account

    Overdraft details

    • £10 interest free buffer. Once buffer exceeded, you'll be charged 19.89% EAR (variable) on the whole overdrawn amount and a monthly usage fee of £6 on all arranged overdrafts
    • Other overdraft fees: please see provider website for details
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    RBS Reward Account

    • 2% back in Rewards on 7 types of household bills if paid by Direct Debit - Reward eligibility criteria apply
    • On average RBS customers earn £83 in Rewards per year. Based on monthly bills of £345 excluding the monthly £2 fee
    • To apply, you must be 18+ and a UK resident
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      0%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      None
    • Monthly Fee
      £2

    Interest details

    • No interest is paid on in-credit balances on this account

    Overdraft details

    • Arranged overdraft fees: £10 interest free buffer. Once buffer exceeded, you'll be charged 19.89% EAR (variable) on the whole overdrawn amount and a monthly usage fee of £6 on all arranged overdrafts
    • Other overdraft fees: please see provider website for details
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    RBS Reward Platinum Account

    • 2% back in Rewards on 7 types of household bills if paid by Direct Debit - Reward eligibility criteria apply
    • On average RBS customers earn £83 in Rewards per year. Based on monthly bills of £345 excluding the monthly fee of £20
    • UK car breakdown cover policy underwritten by U K Insurance Limited
    • Mobile phone insurance underwritten by Aviva Insurance Limited
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      0%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      None
    • Monthly Fee
      £20

    Interest details

    • No interest is paid on in-credit balances on this account

    Overdraft details

    • Arranged overdraft fees: £250 interest free buffer. Once buffer exceeded, you'll be charged 19.89% EAR (variable) on the whole overdrawn amount and a monthly usage fee of £6 on all arranged overdrafts
    • Other overdraft fees: please see provider website for details
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    RBS Reward Silver Account

    • 2% back in Rewards on 7 types of household bills if paid by Direct Debit - Reward eligibility criteria apply
    • On average RBS customers earn £83 in Rewards per year. Based on monthly bills of £345 excluding the monthly £10 fee.
    • To apply, you must be 18+ and a UK resident.
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      0%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      None
    • Monthly Fee
      £10

    Interest details

    • No interest is paid on in-credit balances on this account

    Overdraft details

    • Arranged overdraft fees: £10 interest free buffer. Once buffer exceeded, you'll be charged 19.89% EAR (variable) on the whole overdrawn amount and a monthly usage fee of £6 on all arranged overdrafts
    • Other overdraft fees: please see provider website for details
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