Running a bank account

Find out how to manage a bank account, from paying money in to keeping track of interest and charges.

  1. How to choose the right bank account
  2. Running your bank account
  3. Current accounts
  4. How to reclaim unfair bank charges
  5. Choosing a bank account for your benefit payments
  6. Direct Debits and standing orders
  7. Basic bank accounts
  8. E-payments – why, when and how to use them
  9. Sort out a money problem or make a complaint
  10. Debit cards
  11. Overdrafts – how to use them without breaking the bank
  12. Bank fees at a glance
  13. Overdrafts explained
  14. Payments into your bank account
  15. Joint accounts
  16. Credit union current accounts
  17. Managing your money using the jam jar approach
  18. How to open, switch or close your bank account
  19. Making phone and online bank transfers
  20. Tracing lost bank accounts, savings or Premium Bonds
  21. Packaged accounts
  22. How to use banker’s drafts and cheques
  23. Shopping safely online
  24. A beginner’s guide to scams
  25. Identity theft and scams: how to get your money back
  26. Compensation if your bank or building society goes bust
  27. What to do when things go wrong – payments
  28. Financial Services Compensation Scheme