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Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank and Virgin Money are now one bank. It means that as well as the Virgin Money Current Account, we can also offer you Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank current accounts too.

Whichever you choose, you get a debit card and a cheque book (if you want one), as well as phone, app and internet banking.

Account featuresVirgin Money Current AccountClydesdale Bank or Yorkshire Bank Signature Current AccountClydesdale Bank or Yorkshire Bank Current Account Control
Monthly Fee for Maintaining The Account£0£13.50£4.00
Minimum age181
1818
Manage in appYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Apple PayYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google PayYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interest paid on credit balancesup to £1,000n/an/a
Linked savings account
Yes
Yes
(Compulsory)
Yes
Yes(Compulsory)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Arranged OverdraftArranged Overdraft - This is a borrowing limit on your account that we agree with you in advance, so it's there when you need it. You'll pay Arranged Overdraft interest on the amount you choose to use.
(Subject to status. Charges apply)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unarranged OverdraftUnarranged Overdraft - This is where you borrow from us when there is no money left in your account (or when you have gone past your Arranged Overdraft limit) and this has not been agreed with us in advance. You will pay Unarranged Overdraft interest.
(Charges apply)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
n/a
Foreign transaction feesYou'll pay these charges if you use your card at a cash machine abroad or you use your card to pay someone based abroad, like in a shop on holiday, or an international retailer online. This applies even if the withdrawal or transaction is in pounds.
(worldwide)
noneYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Refusing A Payment Due To Lack Of Funds FeeYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
n/a
Monthly cap on Unarranged Overdraft charges (also known as Monthly Maximum Charge)Yes3
Yes2
Yes4
Yes2
n/a
Offset mortgage facilitiesAn offset mortgage facility allows you to link your eligible current or savings accounts to your offset mortgage, reducing the amount of interest you are charged.Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Financial Services Compensation Scheme coverUp to £85,000Up to £85,000Up to £85,000
Worldwide travel insurance
Provided by American International Group UK Limited
n/aYes
Yes
n/a
UK breakdown cover
Provided by Green Flag and underwritten by U K Insurance Ltd
n/aYes
Yes
n/a
Mobile phone insurance
Provided by Lifestyle Services Group Ltd and underwritten by Assurant General Insurance Ltd
n/aYes
Yes
n/a
Gadget insurance
Provided by Lifestyle Services Group Ltd and underwritten by Assurant General Insurance Ltd
n/aYes
Yes
n/a
ID Defender
Provided by Lifestyle Services Group Ltd
n/aYes
Yes
n/a
My Signature RewardsMy Signature Rewards gives you access to offers and discounts on certain travel, leisure and shopping. Please note, from 25th September 2020, you'll no longer be able to access discounts on My Signature Rewards (provided by Sodexo).n/aYes
Yes
n/a

Some other accounts available

Want to know more about these accounts?

To find out more about these current accounts visit the Clydesdale Bank or Yorkshire Bank websites. Not sure which of these banks would suit you best? Use the Clydesdale Bank branch finder or Yorkshire Bank branch finder to see which might be the most convenient for you.

Back to the Virgin Money Current Account

[1] If you're 16 or 17, you can open our account in some of our stores - please phone us on 0800 678 3654 and we'll tell you which ones. We're here Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm. Calls may be recorded for training and quality purposes.

[2] The Monthly Maximum Charge (MMC) is a monthly cap on Unarranged Overdraft charges. The MMC is the most you'd pay each month in such interest and fees combined.

1. Each current account will set a monthly maximum charge for:
(a) going overdrawn when you do not have an Arranged Overdraft; or 
(b) going over your Arranged Overdraft limit (if you have one).

2. This cap covers any:
(a) interest for going over your Arranged Overdraft limit; and
(b) fees for each time we Refuse A Payment Due To Lack Of Funds.

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