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Which is the best bank account?

  • Discover which banks offer the best accounts and services
  • Read our guides to help you save money and get to grips with your finances

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It can sometimes be difficult to work out which bank or service is the right choice for you. What are the best current accounts? What are the best budgeting apps in the UK? What is digital banking? Selectra is here to help you navigate the often complicated world of money, banking, and finances so you can find the perfect solution to manage your money, reduce your spending, and become money smart.

The Best Current Accounts

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Banks - Love them or hate them, everyone needs one. Every bank will tell you that it has the best current accounts, often tempting you by throwing in special offers if you switch to them or promising additional features and benefits.

It’s often not until our account is opened and something goes wrong that we realise that the bank we put our trust (and money) into was not the right choice after all. The thing with banks, is that the best current account for you may actually be the worst current account for someone else.

To help you find the best current accounts available, we have provided information on all of the leading UK banks, the accounts and services they offer, and how they are rated amongst existing and past customers.

If you have been refused a bank elsewhere, then not to worry, we have information on banks that provide accounts to everyone, no matter their circumstances - with no credit check.

What is Digital Banking?

Digital banking is a new era of banking that provides customers with a bank account that you manage via your smartphone. Digital banks have no branches and often no call centres, which may seem daunting. However, digital banking has been incredibly successful in the UK and Europe and every single digital banking provider is rated higher than any of the leading high-street banks on review site, Trustpilot.

Digital banks have been created from the ground up, during a time when advancements in technology have allowed them to create incredibly intuitive mobile banking apps that help you manage your money by automatically budgeting your money for you.

The selling point for most people is that digital banking is a lot cheaper than traditional banks, as they boast either no fees or incredibly low fees. Most digital banks also have premium accounts that give you additional products and services, such as travel insurance.

Selectra has delved into the world of digital banking to find out which provider offers the best account, features, and benefits.

The Best Budgeting Apps in the UK

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Managing money can often be complicated and time-consuming, and trying to get to the end of the month, save for the future, or get out of debt can feel like an impossible task.

If this sounds close to home, then you may benefit from a budgeting app. Selectra has researched the best budgeting apps in the UK to see which ones measure up.

Budgeting apps link up securely to your existing bank accounts and credit cards, so you can see all of your spendings in one place. You can set budgets and get notified on your spending habits and alerted when you are close to reaching one of your budgets.

Budgeting apps do a great job at giving you an insight into your spending behaviour and help you make smarter decisions, save money for the future, or put money to one side to pay off existing debts.

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About Selectra's Service

Who Are We?

Selectra was created in 2007 by Aurian de Maupeou and Xavier Pinon. Initially, the aim was to help French customers save on their energy bills following reforms that opened the French gas and electricity markets to competition for the first time in 60 years. Selectra UK opened in 2017 to help customers in the UK sign up to home energy and broadband deals. You can read more about the history of Selectra and our values here

Our Mission

Getting the best deal on household expenses such as energy, internet, TV and insurance isn’t always easy. Clear information can sometimes be difficult to find, comparing offers is often a time-consuming hassle, and just getting through to someone on the phone can be a challenge. Here at Selectra, we help you sign up to energy and broadband deals without hassle.

We strive to provide a one-stop site for people who are interested in signing up to a different energy or broadband provider. We are convinced that looking for a cheaper deal shouldn't be a hassle, and therefore aim to make the process simpler by saving people time and money by offering them customised quotes from our partners. On our website, we aim to provide clear information about energy and broadband products. We work closely with select providers in the UK in order to ensure great service to our users.

Frequently Asked Questions about Selectra's service

Is Selectra's Service Free of Charge?

Customers can visit the Selectra website and call our Energy and Broadband teams for free. Our service is free to use for customers because we receive commission from our supplier partners for connecting them with new customers. This process does NOT affect the price for the customers. The commission we receive does not influence the recommendations we make on the website. It is of utmost importance to us that our customers have a positive experience and are satisfied with our services.

Does Selectra work with all the suppliers on the market?

Selectra doesn't work with all the suppliers on the market. We offer a selection of products from a carefully selected panel of suppliers. We choose the providers we partner with based on a number of criteria including: customer service and value for money.

Selectra Partners
Energy Providers Broadband & Mobile Providers Home Assistance Providers
EDF Energy Origin Broadband BeSmart
People's Energy Pop Telecom  
Bionic Direct Save Telecom  

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