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Opening a current account

It’s a straightforward process. 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
  • We'll 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 (PDF, opens in a new window). We may accept other forms of ID. Ask your local branch for more information.

Ready to switch?