Can I get a bank account with bad credit?
It is possible to get a bank account if you have a bad credit history or no credit history at all.
Some banks and building societies offer specialised current accounts designed for people with bad credit. These are called bank accounts for bad credit, bad credit bank accounts or no credit check accounts.
Bank accounts for bad credit offer everyday banking services such as setting up direct debits, online banking and making deposits and withdrawals.
A handful of bank accounts for poor credit also offer an overdraft, but these tend to have a high arranged overdraft interest rate and a bank account fee.