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