Compare Basic Current Accounts

  • Basic current accounts are 'no-frills' products that only provide everyday banking services with no monthly fee
  • Use our quick and easy comparison tool to compare basic bank accounts available from high street banks and internet providers.
  • Compare up-to-date information on account features to find your ideal account.

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  • Santander logo

    Santander 1|2|3 Current Account

    • Earn up to 3% cashback every month on selected Household bills paid by Direct Debit, capped at £5 for each cashback tier each month
    • Earn monthly interest of 1.00% AER/gross (variable) on balances up to £20,000
    • To be eligible you must pay a minimum of £500 into your account each month; have 2 active Direct Debits
    • There is a £5 monthly fee for maintaining the account that will automatically be taken from your account each month
    • Maximum Interest (AER) [?]
      1.00%
    • Switching Incentive
      None
    • Minimum Monthly Credit
      £500
    • Monthly Fee
      £5

    Interest details

    • Earn monthly interest of 1.00% AER/gross (variable) on balances up to £20,000

      Earn up to 3% cashback every month on selected Household bills paid by Direct Debit, capped at £5 for each cashback tier each month

    Overdraft details

    • 39.9% APR (variable)/ EAR (variable)
    • Unarranged Overdraft Usage Fee - 0% APR (variable)/ EAR (variable)
  • Santander logo

    Santander 1|2|3 Lite Current Account

    • Earn up to 3% cashback every month on selected Household bills paid by Direct Debit, capped at £5 for each cashback tier each month
    • To be eligible you must pay a minimum of £500 into your account each month; have 2 active Direct Debits
    • There is a £1 monthly fee for maintaining the account that will automatically be taken from your account each month
    • 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

    Overdraft details

    • 39.94% APR (variable)/ EAR (variable)
    • Unarranged Overdraft Usage Fee - 0% APR (variable)/ EAR (variable)
  • Starling Bank logo

    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

    • 0.05% on 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
  • Royal Bank of Scotland logo

    RBS Select Account

    • Get a contactless Visa Debit Card - make payments under £30 with one tap
    • Select current account - no monthly fee.
    • Must be 18+ and 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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