In this guide

  • Our verdict
  • Details
    • Product overview
    • Fees
    • Overdraft information
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Your reviews

RBS Select current account review

  • Avatar
Select Account
4.2
★★★★★
Finder score
Account fee
£0
Interest (AER)
0% AER
Overseas card transactions
2.75%
Representative example
Representative Example: Effective Annual Rate: 39.49% EAR (variable). Representative APR: 39.49% APR (variable). Assumed credit limit: £1,200 Subject to status. How does this overdraft compare? Representative APRs help you compare the cost of different credit products.

Our verdict

If you’re on the lookout for a new current account, find out whether the RBS Select account could work for you.

The RBS Select current account could be right for you if you’re after a straightforward bank account that doesn’t charge a monthly fee and can be managed via an app to help you stay on top of your finances.

However, don’t expect any bells and whistles with this account. It’s very much a solid everyday banking option. If you’re after something more, RBS does have other current accounts that add a little bit extra in terms of rewards. So it’s worth comparing your options before making your decision.

Pros

  • No monthly fee
  • Round ups feature
  • Easy to open and manage
  • Arranged overdraft available
  • Access to app to help you manage your finances
  • FSCS protection

Cons

  • No interest paid on in-credit balances
  • Interest charged on overdrafts
  • Limited features and benefits

In this guide

  • Our verdict
  • Details
    • Product overview
    • Fees
    • Overdraft information
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Your reviews

Details

Product overview

Account name Select Account
Incentive
tag iconFree 24/7 Emergency Cash Service to withdraw up to £300 for online and telephone banking customers or £60 if not.
Provider Royal Bank of Scotland
Account fee £0
ATM withdrawal limit £300
Debit network Mastercard
Card type Cash / Debit
Minimum eligibility age 18 Years
Minimum operating balance £0.01
Minimum opening balance £0.01
Direct debits
Current account switch guarantee
Cheque Book

Fees

Foreign cash currency fee in Europe 2.75%
Foreign cash currency fee in rest of world 2.75%
Foreign cash transaction fee in Europe 0%
Foreign cash transaction fee in rest of world 0%

Overdraft information

Arranged overdraft available
Arranged overdraft rate 39.49%
Overdraft Grace Period 14:30 same day
Representative example Representative Example: Effective Annual Rate: 39.49% EAR (variable). Representative APR: 39.49% APR (variable). Assumed credit limit: £1,200 Subject to status. How does this overdraft compare? Representative APRs help you compare the cost of different credit products.

What is the RBS Select current account?

The RBS Select current account is an everyday bank account that does not charge a monthly maintenance fee. An arranged overdraft is available on the account if you need one.

The account can be managed online, via the app, over the phone or in branch and can be opened as a joint or sole account.

How does it work?

The key features of the RBS Select current account are outlined below:

  • No monthly fee. There is no monthly maintenance fee to pay for this account.
  • Multiple ways to pay. Choose to use Apple Pay or Google Pay or your contactless debit card.
  • Arranged overdraft available. Interest is charged at 39.49% EAR.
  • Access to the mobile banking app. Giving you personalised insights into your spending and letting you set and track budgets. It also offers account aggregation so you can see all your balances and transactions with other banks in one place, lets you pay in cheques and enables you to view your credit score for free.
  • Round Ups feature. When you pay with your debit card or contactless device, the amount will be rounded up to the nearest pound and the difference transferred to your RBS savings account (app is required).

Who is it for?

The RBS Select account could be suitable for anyone looking for a basic, everyday bank account. To be eligible, you must be aged 18 or over and a UK resident.

What are the benefits?

One of the main benefits of the RBS Select account is that there is no fee to pay. You’ll also get access to the RBS mobile banking app that can help you to keep on top of your finances and set and track budgets, as well as keep an eye on your credit score.

How to apply

You can open the RBS Select account completely online. You’ll need to provide:

  • A few details about yourself, including your name, address history and job
  • ID such as a UK passport, UK or EU/EEA driving licence or an EU/EEA national ID card
  • You may need to provide proof of address.

Is it safe?

Yes, RBS is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the PRA. Eligible deposits will be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) up to £85,000 per person or up to £170,000 for joint accounts.

Banking scores

★★★★★ — Excellent
★★★★★ — Good
★★★★★ — Average
★★★★★ — Subpar
★★★★★ — Poor

Finder scores, in blue, are based on our expert analysis. We also show reviews from users, where we've received more than 10, with a score in yellow. We gather more reviews from customers every year in Finder's customer satisfaction survey.

To find out more, read our full methodology.

We show offers we can track - that's not every product on the market...yet. Unless we've said otherwise, products are in no particular order. The terms "best", "top", "cheap" (and variations of these) aren't ratings, though we always explain what's great about a product when we highlight it. This is subject to our terms of use. When you make major financial decisions, consider getting independent financial advice. Always consider your own circumstances when you compare products so you get what's right for you. Most of the data in Finder's comparison tables has the source: Moneyfacts Group PLC. In other cases, Finder has sourced data directly from providers.

Frequently asked questions

Your reviews

No reviews yet. Write a review
Go to site