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Metro Bank’s current accounts come in two forms: the current account and the cash account. Both offer a range of tantalising features.
The eye-catching feature of Metro Bank’s main current account is that it doesn’t charge for use in Europe. You can set up the account in-store or online, it’s up to you. Also, with the Current Account Switch Service, you’re guaranteed a 7-day switch, including direct debits and standing orders.
Metro Bank also offers a simplified version of their current account for those wanting to keep things super straightforward. It’s similar to the current account in that it can be opened instantly and offers contactless payment. The big difference is that it doesn’t provide an overdraft or Direct Debit payments. The cash account also has some restrictions on overseas use and transactions. It can’t be used outside of the United Kingdom, aside from places where the Link logo is displayed on a cash machine.
To open an account with Metro Bank, simply go into a branch or apply online. If you’re aged 18 and are a UK, EEA or Swiss citizen not in full-time education, you’ll only need a small amount of information. You’ll need proof of your identity and up to two documents for proof of address.
You can open an account with Metro Bank online or in person at a high street branch.
In one way or the other, you use your current account every day, often multiple times a day. When you buy your morning coffee, when you plan a holiday, when you pay the rent, when it’s finally payday… the list is endless. It’s a basic financial product, but it’s a very important one, so you should really find something that’s tailored to your needs.
Also, competition between banks is quite harsh these days, because current accounts are the most basic way they acquire new customers. They often try to attract them with nice rewards or conspicuous switching incentives, so it’s really worth taking a look at what’s around.
If you’re not fussed about high street branches and prefer to deal with your banking online, you may want to look into challenger banks. Monzo, Starling and their competitors are all about signing up for a current account in a few minutes instead of days and offering the customers fee-free accounts that come with great mobile apps. Head to our digital banking hub to learn more.
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