Are you one of the 1.5 million people in the UK without a bank account?
It is a basic human right to have access to a banking service, regardless of your situation. A previous conviction, bad credit or family circumstances should not stigmatise your efforts to receive payment, make a purchase and manage your money. Without a bank account, you are financially excluded from discounted rates otherwise available when paying loans, phone bills and for gas and electricity. In short, you are being charged for not using a bank account. This is known as the ‘Poverty Premium’.