switch to our current account and bank £175*

A current account that helps you save, borrow and manage your money, whenever is right for you

It only takes 7 working days to switch to us and get more from your money. 

With our 1st Account, you can also enjoy...

*Just switch using the Current Account Switch Service, deposit £1,000 within 3 months of account opening. New customers to first direct only, who have not previously held a first direct product. Sorry, we also can’t offer this to people who have opened an HSBC current account on or after 1 January 2020*. Current Account subject to status. Offer can be withdrawn at any time. UK residents only.

Overdraft representative example

How does our overdraft compare? The representative APR shows the cost of borrowing over a year, so you can use it to compare the cost of our overdraft against other overdrafts and ways of borrowing.

0% EAR variable on the first £250, 39.9% EAR variable thereafter, giving a representative rate of 30.5% APR variable (assumed arranged overdraft £1,200).

**For customers with an offset mortgage linked to a 1st account, the interest-free limit will not apply. 

Regular Saver information 

Put away between £25 and £300 for a fixed 12 month term. If you save £300 every month for 12 months and qualify for the 7.00% AER/gross p.a. interest rate, you'll earn approximately £136.50 interest (gross). Interest is calculated daily and paid 12 months after you opened the account. 
AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate. This shows you what the rate would be if interest were paid and compounded each year. Gross is the rate of interest if interest were paid and not compounded each year. No partial withdrawals allowed. Early closure will result in interest being paid at the Standard Account variable rate.

Account terms and conditions

Who can apply? 

Probably you! If you're over 18, a UK resident, haven't been declared bankrupt or registered for an Individual Voluntary Agreement in the last six years (or be in the process of doing so), and have a phone number and email address we can contact you with, we'd love to welcome you.

Open a 1st Account

All you need is a passport or driving license to get started.

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Subject to terms and conditions

If you're not happy with your account, you have a 14 day period after you receive your welcome pack to close your account. Please see the Account Terms and Conditions and Charges for full details.

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