Bank sign up

Everyone needs to sign up for a bank account at some point in their life, most people tend to start looking when they get a part time job as you need somewhere for your wage to be paid in to.

It is useful to have a bank account to be independent, if you have a wage going in then you have money to spend - wisely :)

If you pay bills then you can set up direct debits or make payments from your account, work will pay directly into a bank account so you just need to find the best one for you.

To open a bank you will need to:

Provide simple details like your name and date of birth.

National Insurance Number

Provide a valid ID (such as a Driver’s License or passport).

Here are some popular banks, but there are lots of them out there so do some research and find the best one for you for what you need it for.


Royal Bank of Scotland




For a comparison of the best banks check out the Money website.





There are a number of videos on the subject of choosing and opening bank accounts so why not watch some before making your mind up.