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Thinking of opening a bank account? Get some handy tips here on choosing what's best for you.
Having a current account (the standard bank account) will mean you can use a cash machine, transfer money, set up Direct Debits and earn interest.
In the UK you don't have to pay to open most types of bank account, although you will probably be hit with charges if you go overdrawn (spend more than you have in the account).
Different banks offer different incentives for you to choose them (rail cards, vouchers etc) but don't get distracted. Here are the main questions to ask when you're choosing a young person's account.
Go into your local branch of whichever bank you've chosen and arrange to open an account with them. It's worth phoning or checking the website first to see what kind of ID you'll need.
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