How to choose the right bank account
At Coast & Country, we're committed to helping you to manage your money and as part of this, we want to help you choose the right bank account to suit your needs.
There are lots of different types of bank accounts, including:
- Current accounts
- Packaged accounts
- Basic bank accounts
- Jam jar accounts
- Bank accounts for students/graduates
- And more.
To help you decide and choose the right bank account for you, here is a useful table which shows the services and features of each type of account.
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Most banks require two valid and original documents to confirm who you are and where you live:
- Confirming who you are: a valid passport, full UK driving licence, benefit letter, blue disabled badge, student ID card.
- Confirming where you live: your tenancy agreement, utility bill, council tax bill, TV licence, full UK driving licence.
Types of account
|Basic or current bank account||Money Advice Service|
|Post Office card account||Post Office|
|Prepaid card||Different prepaid cards|
|Credit union||Savings and credit unions|