Co-operative Bank switch deal: June 2024

Find out about The Co-operative Bank's switching offer, plus how much to earn extra cashback.

A £150 switching bonus from The Co-operative Bank began on 7 June 2024. We explain what you have to do to get the money. To compare all the latest switching deals, check out our switching deals guide.

How much can I get with The Co-operative Bank’s switch deal?

You can get £150 in total when switching to The Co-operative Bank. But this is split into two £75 payments, each with different hoops to jump through.

To get the initial £75, you need to request a full switch from another bank to The Co-operative Bank and open either a Standard Current Account or an Everyday Extra account. This won’t work if you already have an account with either The Co-operative Bank or its digital offshoot smile.

For the second £75, you’ll have to jump through a few more hoops, including opening a Regular Saver account on top of the current account. This one comes with an eye-catching 7% interest (gross/AER variable), but that applies only to a maximum of £250 per month. If you save the max over 12 months, you’ll pocket an extra £114 in interest.

That’s a total of £264 after a year from the switching bonus and the interest on your Regular Saver account if you pay in £250 per month.

Who can get the deal?

New customers are eligible to claim this switch bonus from Co-operative Bank.
You can’t qualify if:

  • You already have a current account with Co-operative Bank or smile
  • You have received, or are waiting to receive, any switch incentive from Co-operative Bank since 1 November 2022
  • You closed your existing Co-operative Bank account within the offer period
  • You’re not a UK resident
  • You’re not aged 16+
  • You don’t fulfil all the terms – listed below

How can I get the deal?

Requirements to get the first £75 bonus:

  • Apply for a Standard Current Account or Everyday Extra account and request a full switch.
  • After the switch is complete, you have 30 days to deposit at least £1,000 and make 10 or more card transactions. Any balances or direct debits brought over as part of the switch will count towards your £1,000.
  • You must also have at least 2 active direct debits.
  • Register for online banking or its mobile app and log in.

Requirements to get the second £75 bonus:

  • Receive your initial £75 switch bonus.
  • Open a Regular Saver account.
  • Deposit at least £50 per month into your Regular Saver account. The first month will be counted from the moment your £75 switch bonus lands to the end of the following calendar month (so a month and a bit), followed by regular calendar months for the next 4 months.
  • Deposit at least £1,000 per month into your current account. For the first month only, any balances or direct debits brought over as part of the switch will count towards your £1,000.
  • Make 10 or more transactions per month in your current account.
  • Have at least 2 active direct debits in your current account.
  • You’ll receive the £75 as a £15 bonus each month for five months.
  • Exclusions

    • If you already have a current account with either The Co-operative Bank or smile, you won’t be eligible.
    • You can’t claim the offer if you have received, or are waiting to receive, any switch incentive from Co-operative Bank since 1 November 2022.

    • In any month where you don’t fulfil the criteria, you won’t receive your £15 bonus.

    When the offer ends

    The offer launched on 7 June 2024 and has no confirmed expiry date.

    What switching offers have been available in the past?

    The Co-operative Bank has run switching offers and similar deals in the past, like their Refer a Friend Switching Offer from November to December 2022, where both you and a friend could get £125 each when switching to Co-operative Bank.

    If you’ve taken part in a Co-operative Bank switching deal previously, you should always check the terms and conditions before trying to use a new one. This is because there’s often a clause which states you cannot claim two switching deals within a certain amount of time.

    Compare The Co-operative Bank’s current accounts

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    Name Product Finder Score Account fees Funding requirement Interest (AER) Arranged overdraft Incentive Representative example Link
    Current Account
    4.0
    ★★★★★
    £0
    No minimum funding requirement
    0% AER
    35.9% EAR variable
    Current account switch service guarantee badge
    Aged 16 or over, or 18 or over when requesting the optional overdraft. Subject to status and eligibility.
    Representative example: If you use an arranged overdraft of £1,200, you'll be charged interest at 35.9% EAR variable.
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    Everyday Extra
    Not yet rated
    £15 per month
    No minimum funding requirement
    0% AER
    35.9% EAR variable
    Free travel accident insurance – covers account holder and family including dependent children up to 22 years old.
    Current account switch service guarantee badge
    To apply you must be between 18 & 79 years old. £15 account fee per month. Subject to status and eligibility. Exclusions & limitations apply.
    Offer is subject to eligibility criteria, which includes completing a full account switch, registering for online banking, making a minimum of five debit card payments, depositing at least £800 and having two active direct debits within 60 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.
    Representative example: If you use an arranged overdraft of £1,200 you'll be charged interest at 35.9% EAR variable. T&Cs apply.
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