Current accounts, deposits accounts and savings-book accounts
Both current accounts and deposit accounts can allow immediate withdrawals. The difference with a savings-book account is that there is a physical record in the form of the savings book.
Current accounts are a type of deposit from which customers can withdraw money on demand free of charge.
Opening an account
Before opening an account, the bank must give you detailed information about its main features.
Account holders and access
An account may have one or more account holders. The terms and conditions of a joint account must clearly state how the funds can be accessed.
Duration of the account contract
Account contracts are usually indefinite. Consequently, the conditions may change over the lifetime of the account.
These are services associated with a current account, such as the bank’s executing the customer’s instructions to receive deposits and make payments on the customer’s behalf.
Closing an account
Either the customer or the bank can close a current account at any time.