Current Account guides

Whether you are looking for your first current account, one with bonus rewards or a high-interest current account, our current account guides contain everything you need to get the best account.

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How to pay your overdraft off

If you go into your overdraft every month or have been stuck in the red for a while, there are ways to pay off your overdraft for good.

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How to pay with contactless and Paym

You can use contactless payments to quickly and easily buy things with your debit card, credit card or mobile phone. You can use Paym to send and receive payments to and from other bank accounts with your mobile phone. Here is how they work.

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How to manage your bank account

Here is how to use your current account to keep it running smoothly and to avoid being charged fees.

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How to keep your bank account secure

Here is how to keep your bank account, debit card and personal details safe when you use them online or in person.

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How to get a bank account for under 18s

Whether you’re interested in opening a bank account for a child or baby, we’ll help you choose and open the right account for your little one.

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How to find the best charity bank account

A current account for your charity, community group or voluntary organisation can offer a safe home for donations. Here is how manage your charity's money and pay its bills.

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How to find lost bank accounts

In banks across Britain millions of pounds are sitting dormant in lost accounts, waiting to be re-claimed by their rightful owners. We take you through how you can be reunited with yours.

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How do overdrafts work?

A good overdraft can let you borrow money for free, but overspending on the wrong account could cost you money. Here is how to use an overdraft and how to find the right one.

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How do joint bank accounts work?

You can get a joint current account to help you share expenses or bills with your partner, housemate or a family member. Here is how they work, their risks and how to choose the right one.

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How business current accounts work

If you run your own business, are a sole trader or look after the finances of a company, you may need a current account. Here is how business bank accounts work and how to get one.

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Direct debit rules: FAQs

Direct debits can be a convenient and hassle-free way to pay your bills, leaving the company you are paying to do all the leg work. Here we answer all your most common direct debit questions...

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How does cheque clearing work?

We investigate the process behind clearing a cheque to find out exactly how it works - and why in a world of instant technology it can still take so long.

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