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    • stavrossthegreek192
    • By stavrossthegreek192 12th Jun 17, 11:28 AM
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    Higher interest current accounts
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    • 12th Jun 17, 11:28 AM
    Higher interest current accounts 12th Jun 17 at 11:28 AM
    Hello fellow money savers:

    I'm currently looking at the best current account that pays a reasonable amount of interest. I'm not interested in accounts that cost. I'll have a couple of direct debits and about £2500 paid in each month.

    What are people's thoughts, good account, good customer service etc.

    Thanks guys.
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    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 12th Jun 17, 11:55 AM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 11:55 AM
    How much of that £2500 are you planning to retain as savings?

    Current accounts are less lucrative than they used to be - you can get 5% interest on up to £2500 at Nationwide (for a year) and/or 3% on up to £6K at Tesco (using two accounts) and/or 2% on £15K at Bank of Scotland (using three accounts), see these and other options at http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/banking/compare-best-bank-accounts#interest

    Personally I pay absolutely no attention to subjective perceptions of customer service when looking around for return on my money, especially in market conditions like this, but if you're swayed by that sort of thing then have a read through http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/banking/2017/02/barclays-bottom-of-mse-customer-service-league-as-first-direct-retains-top-spot
    • elephantrosie
    • By elephantrosie 12th Jun 17, 7:14 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:14 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:14 PM
    i thought we can only have a tesco current account each?
    Getting bored of my 9 to 5 job.
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 12th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
    i thought we can only have a tesco current account each?
    Originally posted by elephantrosie
    Not according to http://www.tescobank.com/current-accounts/:
    You can open a maximum of two Tesco Bank current accounts
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/banking/compare-best-bank-accounts#tesco agrees (but Tesco's stance is obviously the one that counts!)
    • colsten
    • By colsten 12th Jun 17, 7:57 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:57 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:57 PM
    i thought we can only have a tesco current account each?
    Originally posted by elephantrosie
    stop thinking, start googling https://yourcommunity.tescobank.com/t5/Current-Accounts/How-many-Tesco-Bank-Current-Accounts-can-I-have/ta-p/674/page/2
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