How to open, switch and close a bank account

A bank account is a must-have for most, making managing your everyday money safe and straightforward. We cover the basics of banking, including how to switch and the common fees to watch out for.


Bank accounts explained

Current accounts allow you to make and receive payments, such as paying bills, withdrawing cash or being paid your salary. Here we explain the basics of banking, key terms and highlight the fees and charges to watch out for.

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How to open a bank account

Opening a current account is usually a straightforward process, but you often need to have certain forms of ID and proof of address. Here’s everything you need to know.

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How to switch or close a bank account

You can choose to close an account or change banks at any time. Switching is usually very easy, with all your payments automatically moved over for you. Here’s all you need to know.

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