There are numerous current accounts now available to consumers within the UK. This proliferation of accounts has brought benefits to many (choice can only be a good thing) but the range of options can be confusing.
If you're looking to open an account, then you need to think about what it is that you'll be using your account for, before deciding which is best for you. Don't be afraid to compare interest rates for starters. For example, at the time of writing, the rates of interest offered by the leading banks vary quite a bit.
Our list below includes some of the main high street banks - click on the name of a bank to find out more (including the very latest interest rate on offer):
HSBC: 0.1% - well known name, with branches nationwide.
NatWest: 0.1% - another of the UK's leading institutions.
Barclays: 0.1% - renowned for their credit card offerings but also prominent on the high street.
Lloyds TSB: 4% - offer £30 when you open an account. Internet banking available.