Whilst COVID-19 has affected us all, you can still use the Current Account Switch Service and we do not expect this to change. We are confident that we’ve taken all of the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of our colleagues and the service. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. If you have any questions regarding your switch, please contact your bank or building society directly, or visit our help and support page.

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A smooth switch for you
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Current Account Switch Service makes switching your current account simple, reliable and stress-free.

You could even switch with an overdraft, just speak to your new bank first.

Your switch is guaranteed

Over 6 million current accounts have been switched so far and more than 40 banks and building societies are already part of the service.

The Current Account Switch Guarantee means your new bank will switch your payments and transfer your balance, and your old bank will take care of closing your old account. So you don’t need to worry​.

Why switch?

Take advantage of the great current account deals out there.

Your personal current account

For anyone with a UK current account, including joint account holders.
You can benefit from:

  • Cashback
  • Helpful apps
  • and more​​

Your business current account

For small businesses, charities and trusts who have less than 50 employees and an annual turnover of less than £6.5m.
You can benefit from:

  • Free banking
  • Exclusive access to new products
  • and more​​

An easy switching process

We guarantee a smooth switch. All you need to do is:
Open your new current account
Pick a switch date
Let your new bank or building society do the rest

Satisfied Switchers

  • ​I was really pleased with my switch, the whole process was very straightforward, and on the switch day everything was set-up on my new account, including all my online banking arrangements, so I could hit the ground running.

    Richard Fincham Camberwell
    Richard Fincham
  • I was able to fill in the simple forms online in the comfort of my own home. Nothing could be easier! I was kept up to date with every aspect of the switch and was able to choose my own switch date. All of my payments in and out were swapped correctly. All in all, a fantastic service that makes it easy to move confidently to a bank that you are happier with.

    Stephanie Earl Warwickshire
    Stephanie Earl
  • I found the Current Account Switch Service simple to use from start to finish. I chose a date for the switch to be completed by and I was kept informed all the time of what was happening by post and text message. They transferred across all my Direct Debits and payments and actually closed down my old current account. I recommend using the Current Account Switch Service every time.

    Alexandra Hallett Current account user
    Alexandra Hallett
  • I used the Current Account Switch Service and found it completely hassle free, my payments and Direct Debits were switched over and not one hitch was noted. I highly recommend this service.

    Gary Puddepha Current account user
    Gary Puddepha
  • ​The process was incredibly easy and I would highly recommend everyone consider using the service.

    David Glasglow
  • After some trepidation, I decided to use the Current Account Switch Service, I found it very easy, and the problems I had anticipated, such as Direct Debits not being paid, and wages not getting to the new accounts, did not happen.  I was very happy with the service, and would not hesitate to use it again, if I decided to change again.

    Sue Curry Cornwall
    Sue Curry
  • Would highly recommend the Current Account Switch Service. Simple, straightforward and reliable. Once I had given my old bank details, my new account was set up on the date agreed and all my Direct Debits transferred over. No need to waste time calling each supplier individually or arranging closure of your old account.

    Annemarie Jones Stockton on Tees
    Annemarie Jones

Participating banks and building societies

Take a look at the banks and building societies who are part of the Current Account Switch Service below.

Got a question?

Take a look at our FAQs for answers.​

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