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Opening a Current Account

It’s simple and straightforward

  • Just sign the forms and we’ll do the rest
  • We’ll help you switch your existing current account
  • We keep you informed at every stage of the process

Opening a current account with Clydesdale Bank couldn't be easier. Whether it's your first account or you're switching accounts from another bank, we'll guide you through every stage of the process. Our range of current accounts means you can choose the type of banking service that suits you best.

Current Account Switch Guarantee

The Current Account Switch Service

If you already have a current account with another bank, it’s now even easier to switch to Clydesdale Bank. With the Current Account Switch Service:

  • Switching your existing current account to us is simple and hassle free
  • We’ll switch your account to us within 7 working days, and on a date that suits you
  • You're covered by the Current Account Switch Guarantee
  • We'll deal with all of the paperwork and keep you informed during the process

More information on the Current Account Switch Service.

Before you apply

Opening your account by telephone

If you open your account by telephone there’s no need to send in identification as we’ll verify your identity electronically.

Opening your account in branch

If you open your account in branch we'll ask you to provide some identification. Find out what ID we accept. We may accept other forms of ID. Ask your local branch for more information.

How to apply

Apply by phone

Our friendly advisors are here to help.

Request a phone appointment
Apply in branch
Request a branch appointment
Call us on
0845 602 5450
(Monday to Friday
8.00am - 8.00pm,
Saturday
9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday
10.00am - 4.00pm)

Existing Current Account Plus customers can upgrade to a Signature Current Account online:

Upgrade online

Existing Current Account Plus customers can transfer to Current Account Direct online:

Transfer online

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