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Opening a current account

Opening a new current account with Clydesdale Bank is straightforward. You can either switch safely from another provider or open up a brand new account. Either way, we are here to help you.

It's only a few simple steps to open a new account or to switch. Whether it's your first account or you're switching accounts from another bank, we'll guide you through every stage. Our range of current accounts means you can choose the type of banking service that suits you.

Current Account switch guarantee

The Current Account Switch Service

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

  • 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 when you fully switch.
  • We'll keep you informed during the process

More information on the Current Account Switch Service.

Opening your account by phone

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

To apply by phone call 0800 678 1230

Or if you're abroad / outside the UK +44 141 952 6827

  • We're here
  • Mon-Fri 8am - 8pm
  • Sat 9am - 5pm
  • Sun 10am - 4pm

For your security calls may be monitored or recorded.

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 (PDF, opens in a new window). We may accept other forms of ID. Ask your local branch for more information.

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