How to open a bank account online

If you're looking to open a bank account you can apply online in minutes! We offer bank accounts for all types of needs - from basic bank accounts to a packaged account. Our Ultimate Reward Current Account offers a host of great benefits, including worldwide multi-trip family travel insurance and AA Breakdown Cover. All this and more for a monthly fee. For current accounts that give you a little extra, compare our full range.
 
To apply for a current account online it really is quick and easy. You'll need your personal details, such as your name, nationality, contact details, how long you've been at your current address and a few other details. Next, you get to opt for whether you want your current account to come with a chequebook or even apply for an overdraft (subject to status). Your application is done, now doesn't that sound simple?

If your application is accepted, you'll get your welcome pack in the post. This will have your account details, copies of the terms and conditions and helpful tips on how to get the most out of your account. Your new card and PIN will follow soon after.

We totally get that changing bank account may feel like a bit of a hassle, but it’s easier than you think. In fact, you can switch to us in just 7 working days. Our simple switching service will switch your direct debits and standing orders for you. All you have to do is tell us the date you want the switch to happen and provide details of the account you want to switch from. Simple.

The security of our service and of your accounts is absolutely our number one priority. So if you want to experience all the benefits of our online service but are holding back because of worries about the security of your accounts, you can be assured that our online service is safe. That's why we back up what we say with our online fraud guarantee.

Picking the perfect current account is easy as 1, 2, 3.

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