Popular Banks

The UK is home to a whole host of banks, both founded here and operating here as divisions of international institutions. These banks cover all aspects of financial services, including retail, business, corporate, investment, online-only and private banking. Take a look at some of the most popular banks for this month below or scroll down to see other bank types.

Which? Banking Brand of the Year 2023 - The Winner Winning Britain's Best Bank from 2018 until 2021, and Best Current Account Provider from 2018 until the most recent in 2022,...
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Chase Bank Review First Glance, Who Owns Chase Bank? Chase is a digital challenger bank in the UK, first launched in 2021 by JPMorgan, one of the largest banks...
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Its name suggests that it’s revolutionary. It also makes it sound like a vodka brand. For frequent travelers and those with friends overseas, this may be the ideal. Revolut Bank...
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Their slogan is ‘banking made easy’, and they say that you can open an account in less than 10 minutes.  So should you add a hot coral Monzo card to your wallet? First Glance If...
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About Investec The Investec group is a domestically relevant, internationally connected banking and wealth & investment group. Investec partners with private, institutional...
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Transferring money was traditionally a long, arduous, and expensive process. Sending funds overseas often required you to wait until the perfect moment, when exchange rates were...
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Personal Banks

Personal banks in the UK

Chase Bank Review First Glance, Who Owns Chase Bank? Chase is a digital challenger bank in the UK, first launched in 2021 by JPMorgan, one of the largest banks...
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An online-only bank, Tandem is based in London and offers customers a different approach to traditional banking. The focus of their website is on helping people manage their finances...
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About Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, or ADIB, is an Islamic bank based in the city of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Established in 1997, all ADIB banking...
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Last updated:  About Atom Bank Atom Bank is a digital-only financial company and ‘challenger bank’ established in Durham in 2014. Challenger banks...
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About Ghana International Bank Ghana International Bank was founded in 1959 as Ghana Commercial Bank, two years after Ghana was granted independence from Britain. Setting up its...
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About HBL Bank UK Habib Bank Limited was founded in Pakistan in 1947 and was the first branch established in that country. The first UK branch was opened in 1961. Habib Bank is...
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Business Banks

Personal banks in the UK

About Charity Bank Charity Bank, founded in 2002, is an ethical bank that lends to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations that intend to use the loan...
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About Bank of Communications Bank of Communications, sometimes shortened to BoCom or BoComm, is one of China’s largest banks. It was one of the first Chinese banks to issue bank...
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About Ghana International Bank Ghana International Bank was founded in 1959 as Ghana Commercial Bank, two years after Ghana was granted independence from Britain. Setting up its...
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About Unity Trust Bank Unity Trust Bank was founded in 1984. It is a highly specialised bank providing products and services to trade unions, charities and not-for-profits based in...
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About FCMB Bank FCMB, also known as First City Monument Bank, is a Nigerian bank headquartered in Lagos. The bank was originally founded as City Securities Limited...
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About Reliance Bank Reliance Bank was founded in 1890 by William Booth. Originally named Salvation Army Bank, it was originally set up to help the Salvation Army to finance mortgages...
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Online Only Banks

Online Only banks and App banks in the UK

Chase Bank Review First Glance, Who Owns Chase Bank? Chase is a digital challenger bank in the UK, first launched in 2021 by JPMorgan, one of the largest banks...
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An online-only bank, Tandem is based in London and offers customers a different approach to traditional banking. The focus of their website is on helping people manage their finances...
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Last updated:  About Atom Bank Atom Bank is a digital-only financial company and ‘challenger bank’ established in Durham in 2014. Challenger banks...
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About Fidor German online-only bank Fidor was founded in 2009, expanding into the United Kingdom in 2015. The bank was opened as an attempt to restore customers’ confidence in...
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Offering savings accounts that encourage you to ‘put the interest back into your savings’, Marcus is a trading name of Goldman Sachs. Though you might not have heard of Marcus, you’ll...
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About First Direct First Direct is a retail bank based in the United Kingdom, headquartered in Leeds. It is a telephone and internet-based bank, with no physical branches, and...
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Savings Banks

Savings banks in the UK

Chase Bank Review First Glance, Who Owns Chase Bank? Chase is a digital challenger bank in the UK, first launched in 2021 by JPMorgan, one of the largest banks...
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About Charity Bank Charity Bank, founded in 2002, is an ethical bank that lends to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations that intend to use the loan...
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About Cambridge & Counties Bank Cambridge & Counties Bank, launched in June 2012 and based in the United Kingdom, is unique amongst UK banks. This is because 50% of the bank...
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About Gatehouse Bank Gatehouse Bank, formerly known as Milestone Savings, is a UK challenger bank based in London. Founded in 2008, the bank is Sharia compliant. The Milestone...
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Offering savings accounts that encourage you to ‘put the interest back into your savings’, Marcus is a trading name of Goldman Sachs. Though you might not have heard of Marcus, you’ll...
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About Paragon Bank Paragon Banking Group is a UK-based specialist finance provider, headquartered in Solihull and founded in 1985. Originally named National Home Loans Corporation,...
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Private Banks

Savings banks in the UK

About Adam & Company Founded in 1983, Adam and Company is a division of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), catering for private banking customers with services including investment...
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About Arbuthnot Latham & Co Arbuthnot Latham & Co is a British private bank based in the City of London. Part of the Arbuthnot Banking Group, it provides private banking,...
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About Hampden & Co Hampden & Co is a private bank based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2010 by Ray Entwhistle, a former chairman of Adam & Co (private banking subsidiary...
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Aldermore Bank Background Aldermore Bank (UK) provides commercial banking services to retail and institutional customers. Founded in May 2009 by CEO Phillip Monks, Aldermore Bank...
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About Brown Shipley & Co Founded in 1810, Brown Shipley & Co is a private bank based in London that offers a range of banking services to private and corporate customers. Brown...
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About C. Hoare & Co Founded in 1672, C. Hoare & Co is a private bank. Headquartered in London, it is the oldest bank in the United Kingdom and the fourth oldest bank in...
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Which? Banking Brand of the Year 2023 - The Winner Winning Britain's Best Bank from 2018 until 2021, and Best Current Account Provider from 2018 until the most recent in 2022,...
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Chase Bank Review First Glance, Who Owns Chase Bank? Chase is a digital challenger bank in the UK, first launched in 2021 by JPMorgan, one of the largest banks...
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Its name suggests that it’s revolutionary. It also makes it sound like a vodka brand. For frequent travelers and those with friends overseas, this may be the ideal. Revolut Bank...
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Their slogan is ‘banking made easy’, and they say that you can open an account in less than 10 minutes.  So should you add a hot coral Monzo card to your wallet? First Glance If...
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About Investec The Investec group is a domestically relevant, internationally connected banking and wealth & investment group. Investec partners with private, institutional...
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Transferring money was traditionally a long, arduous, and expensive process. Sending funds overseas often required you to wait until the perfect moment, when exchange rates were...
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Pocket money has evolved from the days of handing out spare change for doing chores around the house. The latest (and easiest) way to manage and keep track of your children’s finance...
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About Virgin Money Virgin Money is a bank and financial services company based in the UK. Originally launched as Virgin Direct Personal Financial Services in 1995, its second incarnation...
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About Hodge Bank Established in 1987, Hodge Bank is named after Sir Julian Hodge. It is the only UK bank to be headquartered in Wales, with its head office based in Cardiff. The...
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About Nationwide Nationwide is a British building society and mutual financial institution. Headquartered in Swindon, it has additional offices in Glasgow, Bournemouth, Northampton...
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About ClearBank ClearBank is a new clearing bank founded by WorldPay founder Neil Ogden. It is the first new clearing bank opened in the UK in 250 years. It is a ‘bank for banks’...
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About Barclays Bank Barclays is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company. It was founded in 1690 and is headquartered in London. Barclays originated...
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Last updated:  About Atom Bank Atom Bank is a digital-only financial company and ‘challenger bank’ established in Durham in 2014. Challenger banks...
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NatWest, or National Westminster, is a retail and commercial bank based in the United Kingdom. It is one of the ‘Big Four’ UK clearing banks and has more than 7.5million personal banking...
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An online-only bank, Tandem is based in London and offers customers a different approach to traditional banking. The focus of their website is on helping people manage their finances...
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About Paragon Bank Paragon Banking Group is a UK-based specialist finance provider, headquartered in Solihull and founded in 1985. Originally named National Home Loans Corporation,...
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About Gatehouse Bank Gatehouse Bank, formerly known as Milestone Savings, is a UK challenger bank based in London. Founded in 2008, the bank is Sharia compliant. The Milestone...
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About Lloyds Bank Lloyds Bank is a British retail and commercial bank. One of the ‘Big Four’ clearing banks, it was founded in Birmingham in 1765. It is the largest retail bank...
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About Shawbrook Shawbrook is a commercial and retail bank based in the United Kingdom. Until 2017 it was part of Shawbrook Group PLC but was acquired in July 2017 by a...
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When you’re first starting out with your business or start-up, it’s often tempting to use your own personal bank account for your finances. It’s easy, doesn’t cost any extra fees,...
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About Oaknorth Bank Oaknorth is a UK bank founded in 2015 by Joel Perlman and Rishi Khosia, founders of Copal Amba. They were inspired to start the company after coming up against...
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About Adam & Company Founded in 1983, Adam and Company is a division of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), catering for private banking customers with services including investment...
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About First Direct First Direct is a retail bank based in the United Kingdom, headquartered in Leeds. It is a telephone and internet-based bank, with no physical branches, and...
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Offering savings accounts that encourage you to ‘put the interest back into your savings’, Marcus is a trading name of Goldman Sachs. Though you might not have heard of Marcus, you’ll...
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