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About Us

Here at CompareBanks, our aim is simple. We want to help you compare banks and make informed decisions about them.

We believe that everyone should have access to all of the details about the banks available to them, which is why we’re totally impartial.

It’s also why our readers get to vote on which brands they think are best, based on their real-life experiences.

All banks in one place

Although at CompareBanks, we thoroughly research each article and review, we encourage our readers to undertake as much additional research as possible. By using several sources, you can make the banking decisions that best reflect your needs. If you do ever see anything on our site that doesn't look right, please do let us know.

All banks in one place

We publish information on all UK banks. This means we bring you the best reviews, news, and views so you can make the right decision based on your own personal circumstances. This a journalistic website, and we work hard to bring you accurate, up-to-date information at all times. Of course, due to the flexible nature of the industry, rates are subject to change at short notice. As such, it’s impossible to guarantee that the data is always 100% accurate, but we do all we can do check and update it.


“I used CompareBanks to find my current bank and the site made everything so simple and easy. It's invaluable as a consumer resource and I recommend it to all my friends.”

Lassy Chester,
CompareBanks User

How we make our money

Comparison sites like ours make money when you find a great deal through us. In some instances, when a customer buys a product or changes banks, we get paid a fee by the bank for that referral. You will not have to pay us anything at all, so there are no catches or hidden extras involved when using CompareBanks. We also have advertising throughout the site that helps to keep us up and running smoothly.

Really informative. When I wanted to switch to a new bank from a traditional high street one, it was great to see how many options were available, and get fair advice.

Why we’re here

CompareBanks is a hub for information, tips, and impartial reviews, written by financial experts. We’re not marketing executives trying to make lots of money.

We simply care about providing informed advice about financial products. Our comparison service contains a list of different providers and their products, along with reviews from genuine customers.

Why we’re here

Our site has been expertly developed to help you find the information you need to help you make educated decisions about your finances. You can use our website in two ways:

  • to read through our posts and reviews to gather the information you need
  • to write and share reviews of your own experiences as a customer.

Why use CompareBanks

We’ve tried to make CompareBanks as useful as possible to you – the consumer. Here’s why you should use our site, and why you can trust it.

Totally free
Totally free
We don’t have any advice hidden behind a paywall. Read, learn and compare – all without paying a penny.
Make savings
Make savings
Find a bank account or financial product that sounds good? You won’t pay anything extra by clicking through from our site. These are the same deals you’d get direct with the banks.
Online app
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Save time as well as money, and browse our reviews on-the-go. Perfect for planning your new bank account on the train journey to work.

Our research

Our mission at Compare Banks is simple, to provide unbiased reviews of financial products and services. We take pride in ensuring that all our information is accurate and that's why our team of financial editors check the latest offers and promotions every week. We also use an in-depth methodology across our range of product categories. You can read more about this here.

The banks we cover

We provide details of a vast range of lenders and financial institutions, from big-name high street banks to smaller online-only operations. Whatever you’re looking for, we’ll show you there’s a whole world beyond the traditional big names, and you might just find something perfect for you.

How we find our information

Everything on our website is given to us by the banks themselves – except the reviews, of course! They’re all independent, provided by real customers. And as well as keeping up to date with the banks, we scour the whole financial sector to keep on top of all the latest developments.

How we use your personal details

We understand that you don’t want the whole world to find your details online. That’s why all the personal information you provide to us will be treated with strict confidence. Any personal data we use is encrypted, and our site is completely secure to help safeguard you from fraud and unauthorised use of your details. In addition, any reviews you make about the banks and financial institutions detailed on the site will be completely anonymous for your added security and peace of mind.

Editorial Policy

CompareBanks is committed to the highest editorial standards. We want to help you make informed decisions about your finances, which is why we ensure our news and content is as truthful and accurate as can possibly be. It wouldn’t just be immoral for us to falsely promote a bank – it’d potentially be illegal. So, we only tell the truth, and leave it up to you to find the perfect bank or product for you.