Best UK current accounts

Who offers the best current account in the UK?

For all the innovations and changes that have happened in our lives, we are still very conservative when it comes to our banking.  Change, however slowly is happening and here are the banking options available today:

  • High street banks
  • Local banks
  • Building societies
  • Internet providers

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Each provider has their merits and there is no one “best current account provider”. The best current account offers you the best banking for your money and circumstances.

Current account awards 2014

Find an award winning current account. The uSwitch Current Account Awards 2014 feature the best current accounts as chosen by customers.

Best current account

  • 1st

    First direct

    72%

  • 2nd

    Nationwide

    61%

  • 3rd

    Co-op

    55%

Best overall satisfaction

  • 1st

    First direct

    84%

  • 2nd

    Nationwide

    71%

  • 3rd

    Co-op

    67%

Most recommended

  • 1st

    First direct

    79%

  • 2nd

    Nationwide

    60%

  • 3rd

    Co-op

    49%

Most trusted

  • 1st

    First direct

    78%

  • 2nd

    Nationwide

    68%

  • 3rd

    Co-op

    59%

Best switching service

  • 1st

    First direct

    72%

  • 2nd

    Nationwide

    59%

  • 3rd

    Santander

    58%

Best customer service

  • 1st

    First direct

    86%

  • 2nd

    Nationwide

    70%

  • 3rd

    Co-op

    68%

Best value for money

  • 1st

    First direct

    69%

  • 2nd

    Nationwide

    57%

  • 3rd

    Co-op

    56%

Best online service

  • 1st

    First direct

    86%

  • 2nd

    Nationwide

    77%

  • 3rd

    Bank of Scotland

    69%

Best rewards

  • 1st

    Santander

    32%

  • 2nd

    Halifax

    31%

  • 3rd

    Nationwide

    30%

Choice matters when searching for the best current account

Your income and expenditure is different from everyone else’s which is why there is no one “best UK current account”. This is why we recommend you use uSwitch’s current accounts comparison service. We provide an impartial search of the current accounts market to find the account that is the best match for your banking needs. Our current accounts service is customised to give you a clear and comprehensive view of the options available. If you are switching your account we will show you how much you could save in your first year by switching accounts. If you want a new account, we weigh up the amount of interest you’ll earn against any costs and interest charges in the first year.

Examine the current account’s small print

By using uSwitch’s current accounts comparison service you can also examine the small print and easily compare the details of different accounts. We show you:

  • The fee applicable to the account and what you get for your money
  • A breakdown of charges
  • How the account operates – can you pay bills online, is there a 24/7 phone service?

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Switch to a better current account with uSwitch

Compare current accounts from different providers and find a bank that works for you.

Compare current accounts