How to choose the right bank account
At Coast & Country, we believe choosing the right bank account to suit your needs will help you manage your money.
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.
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|