Independent service quality survey results

Personal current accounts

 

Published August 2019

 

As part of a regulatory requirement, an independent survey was conducted to ask approximately 435 customers of each of the 9 largest personal current account providers if they would recommend their provider to friends and family. The results represent the view of customers who took part in the survey.

Overall service quality

We asked customers how likely they would be to recommend their personal current account provider to friends and family.         

 

Ranking

1 HSBC UK 77%, 2 Nationwide 76%, 3= Barclays 72%, 3= Halifax 72%, 5 Danske Bank 69%, 9 First Trust Bank 49%

Online and mobile banking services

We asked customers how likely they would be to recommend their provider’s online and mobile banking services to friends and family.

 

Ranking

1 Nationwide 87%, 2= HSBC 83%, 2= Santander UK 83%, 2= Barclays 83%, 5= Halifax 81%, 9 First Trust Bank 67%

Overdraft Services

We asked customers how likely they would be to recommend their provider’s overdraft services to friends and family.     

 

 

First Trust Bank logo

First Trust Bank offers overdraft services but the results for this service are not displayed as fewer than 100 First Trust Bank customers provided an eligible score

Services in branches

We asked customers how likely they would be to recommend their provider’s branch services to friends and family.     

 

Ranking

1 Barclays 78%, 2= Santander UK 77%, 2= Nationwide 77%, 4 HSBC UK 75%, 5 Halifax 73%, 9 First Trust Bank 59%

These results are from an independent survey carried out between July 2018 and June 2019 by Ipsos MORI as part of a regulatory requirement.

 

First Trust Bank has published this information at the request of the Competition and Markets Authority so you can compare the quality of service from personal current account providers. In providing this information, we are not giving you any advice or making any recommendation to you and we can only give you information about our own products and services.

 

Customers with personal current accounts were asked how likely they would be to recommend their provider, their provider’s online and mobile banking services, services in branches and overdraft services to friends and family.

 

The results show the proportion of customers of each provider, among those who took part in the survey, who said that they were ‘extremely likely’ or ‘very likely’ to recommend each service.

 

Participating providers: Bank of Ireland UK, Barclays, Danske Bank, First Trust Bank, HSBC UK, Halifax, Nationwide, Santander UK, Ulster Bank.

 

Approximately 435 customers a year are surveyed across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for each provider; results are only published where at least 100 customers have provided an eligible score for that service in the survey period.

 

3,883 people were surveyed in total.

 

Results are updated every six months, in August and February.


To find out more visit
Ipsos.uk/personal-banking-service-quality

 

 

 

Information about current account services

The requirement to publish the Financial Conduct Authority Service Quality Information for personal current accounts can be found here, and for business current accounts here.

 

Supporting the needs of all our customers

Information on the key ways we support the needs of all personal current account customers can be found here.