Bank of Scotland is a commercial bank with head offices in Edinburgh. It has over 2.8 million personal customers and 150,000 commercial customers. Bank of Scotland is Scotland’s first and oldest bank, and one of the first in the UK. It is an innovator in banking technology, with Bank of Scotland online services being some of the first introduced in the UK.

Barclays Bank is one of the largest banks in the UK. Its origins can be dated back to the 16th century; today it has over 17 million customers and more high street branches than any other UK bank. Barclays boasts a wide selection of accounts and products, while its mobile app and online services are some of the best on the market.

HSBC UK is part of HSBC Holdings plc which provides accounts in over 67 countries. HSBC UK offers a huge range of products and services for individuals and also provides HSBC UK business banking to organisations of all shapes and sizes. HSBC share prices remain strong and it is the second-largest company listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Halifax is a UK bank formed in (you guessed it) Halifax. Despite a few name changes and going through the odd takeover here and there, Halifax Bank remains a staple of UK high-street banking, with over 18 million customers having a Halifax account today.

Lloyds is one of the largest UK banks, with over 18 million customers. It boasts some of the best services on the market, including the innovative Lloyds mobile app. A great selection of accounts are available, which can all be accessed 24/7 using Lloyds’ online services.

Monese is a current account that you manage from your smartphone. A Monese account gives you some excellent features and access to the innovative Monese app. With a Monese bank account, you can monitor your spending, send and receive payments in multiple currencies, and set up Direct Debits, all without needing any credit history, or proof of address.

Monzo is one of the most popular digital banks in the UK. It started life in 2016 as a prepaid card and has grown to become a fully-fledged bank, offering current accounts, savings accounts, loans and overdrafts.

N26 is a digital bank originating in Germany, driven by an intuitive mobile app. It boasts an ultra-fast, paperless application process; automatic budgeting tools, fee-free spending in the UK and abroad, and rave customer reviews.

NatWest, or to give it its full name, National Westminster Bank, is a UK high-street bank that established itself in the sixteenth century following the merger of National Provincial Bank and Westminster Bank. Today, it has over 7.5 million personal banking customers and 960 branches throughout the UK.

Revolut is one of the most popular prepaid debit cards in the world. Revolut launched in 2015 with standard, premium, and metal accounts available to make it simple for customers to use their debit card anywhere in the world, in whichever currency they like, in the easiest way possible.

Royal Bank of Scotland, or RBS as it is commonly referred to, is a UK bank that forms part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. It has amassed over 18 million customers and provides a range of current accounts, savings accounts and lending products for personal banking and business banking.

Spanish banking group Banco Santander formed the UK commercial bank, Santander from the merger and acquisitions of UK Building Societies Abbey National, Alliance & Leicester, and Bradford & Bingley.

Starling Bank is a digital bank that provides a range of accounts and benefits to help people manage their money. Since its inception, Starling Bank has won multiple awards, including Best British Bank and Best Current Account Provider, two years in a row.

Tesco Bank is relatively new to the UK bank scene, having only been in operation since the late 1990s. However, what Tesco Bank lacks in years it makes up for by offering a good range of bank accounts.

Established in 1836, Ulster Bank is one of the largest banks in Ireland. It operates in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, providing a wide range of current accounts, loans, savings, and credit cards to its 1.9 million customers.

With over 100,000 customers throughout the UK, thinkmoney is helping people manage their finances, get back on their feet, and improve their credit rating. A thinkmoney current account budgets for your bills and expenses to prevent you from overspending and helps ensure your bills are paid on time each month, leaving the rest of your money free for you to spend.

Banks, Digital Banks, and Money Apps

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