Basic bank accounts

Opening a bank account will allow you to receive direct payments of Universal Credit.

By opening a bank account you will also be helping yourself when it comes to budgeting. You can arrange for your bills to come out straight away by direct debit. This means the money left in your account is yours - and the bills are paid.

What to do next...

You can open a basic bank account in a branch, through the post and even online, in less than five minutes. For more information on bank accounts visit here: