While challenger banks are still taking the lion’s share, some traditional banks are catching up and adding innovative features to their banking apps, so the competition is hotting up.
|#1||Starling||Absolutely packed with features, Starling Bank’s banking app is easy to use and lets you handle all the aspects of your current account, including managing overdrafts, setting savings goals and adding receipts and notes to your payments.||Visit Starling|
|#2||Monzo||Monzo’s reputation for being one of the coolest banking apps available isn’t unwarranted. It’s slick and colourful, lets you access all the features of your bank account and its spending reports make budgeting almost fun.||Read our review|
|#3||Revolut||Beside being super competitive when it comes to travelling and sending money overseas, the Revolut app also integrates effortlessly in your day-to-day money life, offering a series of useful features for saving and organising your finances.||Read our review|
|#4||Barclays||Barclays tops the chart of traditional banks and its banking app is more techy than you’d expect from such a heavyweight. Cool features include the ability to categorise your spending and to see accounts you hold with other banks.||Read our review|
|#5||Monese||Built for expats who have just moved to the UK, Monese has all you can expect from a digital banking app, from the ability to instantly freeze your card if you lose it to a nice visualisation of your spending data.||Read our review|
|#6||Halifax||Halifax has built a solid banking app that looks clean and tidy. It lets you apply directly for other products and services including overdrafts, send money abroad and log in using face or touch ID.||Read our review|
|#7||Lloyds Bank||The Lloyds banking app has got all the basic banking features covered, from checking your transactions to locating the nearest branch. Unlike many traditional banks’ apps, it also supports push notifications.||Read our review|
|#8||Cashplus||Cashplus is another next-gen current account which lets you manage everything from your phone. It’s growing in the UK and definitely one to watch.||Visit Cashplus|
|#9||dozens||This brand new digital banking app has ambitious plans for the future and already stands out thanks to some handy features such as the ability to freeze your card, categorise your spending and visualise it in different ways.||Read our review|
|#10||NatWest||While not being the slickest on the UK market, the NatWest app does the job with grace. Aside from all the basic features you can expect, it also lets you withdraw cash through a unique code on your phone if you forget your card.||Read our review|
Did we choose according to who we liked best or who used the brightest colours? Not really. We developed a methodology that comes with a huge spreadsheet you don’t really want to have to look at, assigned points to each banking app available on the UK market (yes, all of them!) and then ranked them accordingly.
Our methodology essentially takes two factors into account:
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