Your day to day banking made easy.
A current account that helps make managing your money easy and convenient.
Our Classic Account provides you with easy access to your money and helps you manage your bills on the go.
It’s ideal if you’re over 18 and need the full services offered by a current account.
Features and benefits
Free daily banking if your account is in credit
Avoid monthly fees if you keep your account in credit each month^.
^ The monthly period for current accounts is from the 16th of month one to the 15th of month two.
If your account goes overdrawn during the month, you may have to pay Overdraft Charges or Support Fees. For full details, please see our price list.
Easy access to your money with our Visa debit card
A Visa debit card allows you to make purchases and withdraw money from your bank account worldwide*. You can use your card in shops, at cash machines and online wherever Visa Debit is accepted. You can also check your balance at any First Trust Bank or AIB cash machine.
*Charges may apply for using your card abroad. See our price list for more details.
Bank securely at a time and place that suits you
First Trust Bank Online, Mobile or Phoneline Banking puts you in control of your finances. Many of the things you do at the branch counter you can do sitting at home with Online Banking - checking your balances, paying your bills, transferring money, ordering a statement and carrying out a cheque search.
See our full range of Ways to Bank options.
Text Alerts to help you manage your account
An Account Alert is a text message notification we’ll send you to help you manage your Current Account.
If we hold an up to date mobile telephone number, we will send you a text message to help you avoid charges and keep your account in credit or within any agreed overdraft.
If you are registered for Online Services, you can also register for Balance Alerts which is a text message we can send you when your account has dropped below an amount that you set.
For more information on Account and Balance Alerts, click here.
Deal with unexpected expenses
Apply for an overdraft to help you through those times when you run out of cash unexpectedly. There is no arrangement fee for overdrafts.
If you require an overdraft then you must apply for it. The amount sanctioned will depend on your financial circumstances and your ability to pay back the money. You must be 18 or older. For full details, or for a written quotation, please contact us.
Switch your current account to us 'stress-free' in seven working days
Switch your current account from one bank or building society to another in a simple, reliable and stress-free way. It will only take seven working days. As your new current-account provider we offer the following guarantee:
- The service is free to use and you can choose and agree your switch date with us.
- We will take care of moving all your payments going out (for example, your direct debits and standing orders) and those coming in (for example, your salary).
- If you have money in your old account, we will transfer it to your new account on your switch date.
- We will arrange for payments accidentally made to your old account to be automatically redirected to your new account. We will also contact the sender and give them your new account details.
- If there are any issues in making the switch, we will contact you before your switch date.
- If anything goes wrong with the switch, as soon as we are told, we will refund any interest (paid or lost) and charges made on either your old or new current accounts as a result of this failure.
Open your account today
To open a new Classic Account, simply call in to your local First Trust Bank branch or call us on 0345 6005 925† if you would prefer to make an appointment.
If you hold an existing current account with us, you can swap to the Classic Account without changing your account number.
We will need to see proof of your identity and address (such as your passport, driving licence and a gas or electricity bill). If you are not sure what proof we accept, click here or speak to a customer service adviser on 0345 6005 925†.
Complete and sign the relevant forms and we will do the rest.
Services available on the Classic Account
Choose from a range of services to ensure you get the best from your bank account.
The below table summarises the services available on the Classic Account.
Talk to us
To open a new Classic Account, simply call in to your local First Trust Bank branch or call us on 0345 6005 925† if you would prefer to make an appointment. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the right kind of current account for you.
† Lines open: 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday (except on bank holidays). Calls may be recorded. Call charges may vary - refer to your service provider.
Help and guidance
Find out what documentation we will need to verify both your identity and your current permanent address in order to open an account.
For service related queries, please visit our Help Centre.
This document explains the fees outlined in the Fee Information Document.