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Bright banking from Britain’s best current account provider

B is an innovative digital banking service that helps put you firmly in control of your money. You'll get feature-packed accounts supported by outstanding customer service.

B comes with a current account that pays interest on balances up to £2,000 and an instant savings account that work beautifully together in a super-smart app. With Touch ID, Apple Pay and Google Pay, B makes spending smarter and saving simpler. It really is a bright way to bank.

Current Account switch guarantee
Moneyfacts Award 2017

How to apply

Compare our current accounts and choose the one that is right for you.

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If you're not sure what your login details are, or you can't get online for some reason, please give us a call on 0800 028 3632.

Smart Tools

The B App is packed with super-smart tools to help you manage your money. Tag your spending, set budgets and predict how much you have left to spend.

Dedicated Support

B is supported by its very own contact centre for when you just want to speak to a real person. You can also use the UK-wide network of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank branches.

No Monthly Fee

There's no monthly fee for the B Current account or the B Credit card1. The B Credit card also comes with no transaction fees on purchases abroad (excludes cash withdrawals).


Set up savings targets and savings pots in your B Instant Savings account to help you hit your savings bullseye.

Mobile First Banking

With Touch ID, contactless cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay, B uses the latest technology to make mobile banking easier.

Earn Interest

You'll earn interest at 0.50% AER[1] on credit balances in your B Current account and 0.75% AER on balances in your B Instant savings account.

1 AER Annual Equivalent Rate illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest waws paid and compounded once each year.

Current Account Switch Guarantee

Current Account switch guarantee

We have designed the Current Account Switch Service to let you switch your current account from one bank or building society to another in a simple, reliable and stress-free way. It will only take seven working days. As your new current-account provider we offer the following guarantee.

  • The service is free to use and you can choose and agree your switch date with us
  • We will take care of moving all your payments going out (for example, your Direct Debits and standing orders) and those coming in (for example, your salary).
  • If you have money in your old account, we will transfer it to your new account on your switch date.
  • We will arrange for payments accidentally made to your old account to be automatically redirected to your new account. We will also contact the sender and give them your new account details.
  • If there are any issues in making the switch, we will contact you before your switch date.
  • Crystal Mark 20785 If anything goes wrong with the switch, as soon as we are told, we will refund any interest (paid or lost) and charges made on either your old or new current accounts as a result of this failure.

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What if our old bank does not use the Current Account Switch Service?

Can I still switch to you?

Not all banks or building socities in the UK offer the Current Account Switch Service (CASS). We can still help you switch your account and any regular payments to us when we are unable to use CASS.

As your new bank we will take care of everything, managing the switch process from start to finish. This service is completely free; however it isn't covered by the Current Account Switch Guarantee.

Once you have opened an account with us, we will ask you to complete a simple form and then we'll contact your old bank or building society within two business days to request a list of all your regular payments and regular credits received into your account for the last 13 months. Your old bank or building society should send us this information within five business days.

Once we receive the information from your old bank or building society we will arrange for any Standing Orders, Direct Debits and any regular credits made to your account to be transferred to your new account with us within five business days. We will contact you to agree a date to complete the switch.

The Payment Transfer Service

  • Our Payment Transfer Service could be the answer if you’re not eligible for the Current Account Switch Service, or don’t want to use it
  • With this service you can transfer your Direct Debits and standing orders from your old account to your new account over a three month period – either all on the same date or at different times
  • With the Payment Transfer Service your old account won’t be closed and we won’t tell anyone who makes payments to your old account what your new account details are
  • The Payment Transfer Service isn’t covered by the Current Account Switch Guarantee. However it’s available to all customers and for more types of current account.

Important information

Be prepared for an easy switch

Before you start
Is your address correct?

Make sure your old bank has your current address. Let them know if you’ve moved house or you’re now living in student term-time accommodation. If any of your address details are out of date, we will not be able to make the switch until you’ve updated them.

Have you changed your name?

If you’re recently married or have changed your name for any other reason, please make sure your old bank has updated your personal details.

Correct date of birth?

Check that your old bank holds your correct date of birth.

Current account?

To switch to one of our current accounts, make sure the account you’re switching from is a current account.

Time to switch
Have you got the right documents?

You will need to have the following available when you’re ready to switch:

  • A copy of a recent bank statement for your old account.
  • The debit card for your old account.
  • Your passport, driving licence or another official document with your date of birth on it.

We will also ask you for:

  • your full name, including your middle name if you have one;
  • your date of birth;
  • your nationality;
  • your current address; and
  • your old debit card expiry date and PAN number - this is the long 16-digit number on the front of your card.
Ask a question

Get in touch if you have any other questions about switching.

Call 0800 345 7365
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 8.00pm,
Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm,
Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm.

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