Virgin Money M Plus current account review
- Account fee
- Interest (AER)
- 2.02% AER
- Overseas card transactions
- Representative example
- If you use an arranged overdraft of £1,200, you'll be charged interest at 19.9% EAR variable.
If you're looking for a straightforward bank account that also pays interest on balances, the Virgin M Plus current account could be right for you. It could also be a good option if you regularly travel abroad thanks to its fee-free foreign transactions.
However, if you're looking for an account that offers a little more, such as cashback on purchases or an interest-free overdraft, this account falls a little short and it is well worth comparing what else is on offer first. Visit Virgin Money's website to apply or compare other Virgin Money accounts here.
No monthly fee
Pays interest on in-credit balances
Fee-free foreign transactions
Easy to apply for and manage account online or via the ap
High interest charged on overdrafts
Interest only payable on small balances
You’ll need a good credit score to apply
|Account name||M Account|
|ATM withdrawal limit||£350|
|Card type||Cash / Debit|
|Minimum eligibility age||16 Years|
|Minimum operating balance||£0.01|
|Minimum opening balance||£0.01|
|Current account switch guarantee|
|Foreign cash currency fee in Europe||£0|
|Foreign cash currency fee in rest of world||£0|
|Foreign cash transaction fee in Europe||£0|
|Foreign cash transaction fee in rest of world||£0|
|Arranged overdraft available|
Virgin Money was founded in 1995 by Richard Branson. In 2012 it bought Northern Rock and in 2018 it agreed to a takeover by CYBG plc. Virgin Money was merged into Clydesdale Bank the following year.
Virgin Money offers savings and current accounts, loans, insurance, investments, credit cards, pensions and mortgages.
What is the Virgin Money M Plus account?
The Virgin Money M Plus account offers everything you’d expect from a standard bank account but it also pays interest on in-credit balances. There is no monthly fee for the account which can be opened individually or jointly and comes with a Mastercard debit card.
How does it work?
- Interest on in-credit balances. Earn 2.02% AER on balances up to £1,000.
- Exclusive linked savings account. Account is linked to the M Plus Saver which pays 3.03% AER.
- Fee-free foreign spending. Fee-free debit card payments and cash withdrawals abroad.
Who is it for?
The Virgin Money M Plus account could be a good option for those looking to earn interest on their current account or those who regularly travel abroad. To apply you’ll need to be at least 16 years old. But it’s important to note you can only open an account online if you are 18 or over.
What are the benefits?
The main benefit of the Virgin Money M Plus account is the competitive rate of interest it pays on in-credit balances, though this is only up to £1,000. Customers can also benefit from fee-free foreign transactions.
How to apply
The easiest way to apply for the Virgin Money M Plus account is online. Simply click through to the application form and answer a few questions about where you’ve lived, what you do for a living and general information about your income, expenditure and financial history.
Pros and cons of the account
- Pays interest on in-credit balances up to £1,000
- Fee-free foreign transactions
- Easy to apply for and manage account online/in app
- No monthly fee
- Interest is only payable on small balances
- Overdraft rates vary but can be up to 39.9% EAR
- You’ll need a good credit score to apply