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    is there a current account that gives a welcome bonus without switching.

    is there a current account that gives a welcome bonus without switching.

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    No.

    Try quidco?

    Just open a new account at one bank and then switch it immediately?

    Topper1900

    Just open a new account at one bank and then switch it immediately?



    You usually have to switch over 3 direct debits to qualify

    No but Halifax have the reward thing where they pay you £5 a month (from what I remember)

    Why would they give you a bonus for nothing... oO

    philhib1964

    Why would they give you a bonus for nothing... oO



    ​Down to £3 a month now.

    No. But you can open account in one bank move some DD to then and switch to another bank. But check terms before switch

    Curlyman83

    You usually have to switch over 3 direct debits to qualify



    which is easy to do, charity, paypal, online saving account, cheap magazine subscription, many like the current TSB switch via MSE is still 2 to qualify.

    eslick

    which is easy to do, charity, paypal, online saving account, cheap … which is easy to do, charity, paypal, online saving account, cheap magazine subscription, many like the current TSB switch via MSE is still 2 to qualify.


    All of them are two except Coop which is four

    Check out the First Direct T&C's; I am sure it says "open an account" rather than "transfer an account". There are other terms to be aware of, like the minimum monthly amount going through the account and the length of time you need to have the account open.

    Gentle_Giant

    Check out the First Direct T&C's; I am sure it says "open an account" … Check out the First Direct T&C's; I am sure it says "open an account" rather than "transfer an account". There are other terms to be aware of, like the minimum monthly amount going through the account and the length of time you need to have the account open.




    You have to switch to first direct for the £100

    tomdavidrichards

    You have to switch to first direct for the £100




    OK, they have changed it, the £100/£250 offer has been running from long before the new account switching service was even thought of; but I see they have now included it as part of the deal (I got it when I switched ~14 years ago).

    It might be worth calling them and asking the question though, not having an existing bank account isnt mentioned anywhere in the blurb, it only says you mustnt be a bankrupt etc.
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