Compare Switch Incentive Current Accounts

  • Some current account providers offer cash incentives to customers who switch bank accounts over from their current bank.
  • You can compare the switching bonuses offered by some of the UK’s leading banks in the table below.
  • Compare up-to-date information on account features to find your ideal account.

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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).
  • Royal Bank of Scotland logo

    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
  • RBS logo

    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
  • RBS logo

    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
  • RBS logo

    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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Helpful links for current account issues

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) - The UK financial regulator's website features lots of useful information for banking customers covering everything from knowing your rights to how to stop unauthorised payments.

Financial Service Compensation Scheme (FSCS) - The FSCS is the best place to find out if your bank is covered by the compensation scheme and for advice on making a claim.

Financial Ombudsman Service - If you've complained to your bank and are still having ongoing problems then the Financial Ombudsman is the next step - their website covers everything you need to know about making a complaint.

Money Advice Service - The government's Money Advice Service provides unbiased advice on choosing, opening and managing a current account.

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