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This comparison simply includes all savings accounts.

Santander
Everyday Current Account Santander
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Features Fee FREE Account Earn up to 15% cashback

Why we like it: No minimum monthly funding or monthly fee to maintain the account. Earn up to 15% cashback with Retailer Offers. Stress-free account switching in 7 days with the Current Account Switch Service. £300 ATM withdrawal per day, Arranged Overdraft facility (subject to status). Online and Mobile Banking with text and email alerts. Must be 18 or older and live in the UK permanently. 39.94% EAR overdraft charge. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Nationwide
FlexAccount Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Features Fee FREE Account

Why we like it: Everyday current accout. No monthly account fee. Access to Flexclusives - Select Credit Card and low personal loan rate. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Starling Bank
Mobile App Bank Account Starling Bank
Open With £0
Account Type Mobile Bank Account
Features Fee FREE Account Pays 0.05% AER

Why we like it: Free current account. Pays 0.05% AER interest on balances up to £85,000. Get set up in minutes. Send money abroad: Fast and secure money transfers to bank accounts in 38 countries worldwide. No fees when you pay with your card abroad or withdraw money. Get a spotlight on your spending: See what you’ve spent instantly with real-time payment notifications. 3 month interest holiday on the first £500 of an arranged overdraft. Best British Bank and Best Current Account in 2020 at the British Bank Awards. Awarded 5 stars by Defaqto. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Santander
123 Current Account Santander
Open With £500
Account Type Childrens Current Account
Features 0.30% AER Interest Up To £20,000 £5 pm Account Fee

Why we like it: Earn 0.60% AER (variable) interest on balances up to a maximum of £20,000. Up to 3% CASHBACK on various household bills. Monthly fee of £5. Cashback capped at £5 for each cashback tier each month. Must pay in £500 pm. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Nationwide
FlexDirect Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1000
Account Type Current Account
Features 2% AER Interest (T&Cs)* Fee Free Account

Why we like it: *2.00% interest for 12 months on balances up to £1,500 for the first year. 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). 12 month fee-free arranged overdraft available. No monthly fee. Access to Flexclusives - Select Credit Card and low personal loan rate. Must be aged 18 or older. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Nationwide
FlexPlus Current Account Nationwide
Open With £1
Account Type Current Account
Features Free insurance £13 pm Account Fee

Why we like it: UK & Europe Breakdown Cover, Worldwide family travel and mobile phone insurance, and commission-free cash withdrawals and card payments abroad. Free mobile banking app, text alerts and secure online banking. Access to Flexclusives - Select Credit Card and low personal loan rate. £13 monthly account fee. Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Santander
123 Mini Current Account Santander
Open With £0
Account Type Childrens Current Account
Features Children 18 or under 3% AER Interest (T&Cs)

Why we like it: Can be opened by or on behalf of any child up to the age of 18. Debit or cash card available for those aged between 13 and 18. Monthly interest. No monthly fee. For children under age 13, the account must be opened in trust and managed by an adult (trustee). If you’re aged between 13 and 18 years old and live permanently in the UK you can apply online by telephone or in branch. No overdraft facility. 1% interest on the entire balance once the balance is £100, 2.00% AER/1.98% gross (variable) on the entire balance once the balance is £1,500, 3.00% AER/2.96% gross (variable) on the entire balance once the balance is £1,500 or over (up to a maximum of £2,000). Bank is registered with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), so any money you keep will be fully protected, up to £85,000

Compare Nationwide Current Accounts

Nationwide have a wide selection of accounts available each with their own set of incentives and perks. Nationwide were recognised as the “Best Online Current Account Provider” in the Your Money Direct Awards from 2014 to 2016.

Nationwide offer, as standard:

  • Award winning online banking
  • Exclusive products and offers
  • UK-only call centres, open 24/7
  • Withdrawal of up to £500 cash per day from their ATM network
  • Free text alerts to help you manage your account
  • Access to close to 700 UK wide branches
  • Option to run as a joint account
  • Works with Apple Pay and Android Pay
  • Eligibility for our cash Flexclusive ISA and Flexclusive Regular Saver savings accounts

Compare the different accounts below to find one that’s right for you.

Nationwide FlexDirect account

The FlexDirect account could be right for you if you're after an account that pays you interest when you have money in your account and you prefer to do your banking online or over the phone. It also has a really simple set of overdraft fees. To benefit from all this account has to offer, you'll need to pay in a minimum of £1,000 per calendar month.

Here's what you could get with FlexDirect:

  • In-credit interest at 5% AER (4.89% gross p.a.) on balances up to £2,500 (fixed for the first 12 months)
  • Fee free overdraft for 12 months
  • No monthly account fee

Nationwide FlexAccount

This account could be right for you if you're looking for an account with no monthly fee that gives you access to free European & UK multi-trip travel insurance.

Here's what you could get with FlexAccount:

  • Free UK & Europe multi-trip travel insurance when you pay in at least £750 each month in to your account
  • 3 month interest-free overdraft

Nationwide FlexPlus account

FlexPlus provides more than just interest. Choose FlexPlus for great banking features as well as a range of insurance policies and account benefits, charged at £10 a month. There are number of rewards with this account, potentially covering the £10 if you already pay separately for the included insurance policies.

Here's what you'll get with FlexPlus:

  • UK & European Breakdown and Recovery Assistance
  • 3 month fee-free overdraft and a £100 fee-free limit after that
  • Worldwide family mobile phone insurance
  • Worldwide family travel insurance for you and your family, including winter sports, golf and business.
  • Extended warranty on eligible household electrical goods.
  • 3% AER in-credit interest (2.96% gross p.a.) variable on balances up to £2,500
  • Commission-free cash withdrawals abroad
  • Identity theft and emergency card assistance

Apart from student and children’s current accounts they also offer a FlexBasic account which is only available if you are not eligible for any of the other current accounts, you are bankrupt or don’t have a current account in the UK.

As standard, Nationwide offers a contactless Visa debit card which efficiently allows you to pay for up to £30 worth of goods or services in a single transaction. Contactless payments are safe and highly secure. If your card is lost or stolen, as long as you report it to your bank as soon as possible in accordance with your bank’s terms, you won’t have to pay for any fraudulent use.

Nationwide have an excellent selection of free to fee paying current accounts and as one of the banks that offer in-credit interest they are very good option for savers.

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