Danske Discovery

Want Paym? Want contactless? And want to be in control of your money? Go Discovery!

Application Delays

Due to significant volumes, it is currently taking longer than expected to process applications.

We are continuing to work on this and if we require any further information from you to support your application we'll contact you.

Thank you for your patience.

Key features

You can also open a Danske Discovery Savings account at the same time.

  • Find out more information about the key features of the account. Please note this is not a substitute for reading the Terms & Conditions.

Other things you need to know

  • When you turn 18 we will change your Danske Discovery current account to a Danske Freedom current account. You don’t need to do anything, you keep the same account number, and any regular payments such as direct debits or standing orders will stay in place.
  • There are age controls on some services.
    • Our Mobile Banking app, smart phone and smart watch apps are available to customers aged 13 or over. You may need your parent’s or guardian’s permission.
    • If you are under 16, you’ll need your parent's or guardian's permission to:
      • register for eBanking; and
      • use your Debit Mastercard to make payments.

And that's not all…

Important information about the Danske Discovery current account

  • Terms and conditions of this account
  • Personal account interest rates – this will give you interest rates for this account
  • Fee information document – this will help you compare fees for this account with other accounts.
  • Glossary – an explanation of the terms used in all our documents
  • Our app is available to our customers who use eBanking and use an iOS or Android device
  • Paym is a registered trademark of and is used under licence from the Mobile Payments Service Company Ltd

Ready to open a Danske Discovery account?

Applying is easy…remember:

  • If you are an existing Danske Bank customer, you must be resident in the United Kingdom
  • If you are not an existing Danske Bank customer, you must be resident in Northern Ireland

Applying online

  • If applying online this must be done by a parent or guardian (this account will still be opened in your name i.e the child’s name)
Apply for a Discovery account online

Applying in branch or by phone

Age 11 – 15 year olds

You can open an account in any branch. A parent or guardian will need to come with you when you open your account and you’ll need to bring:

  • Proof of identity and
  • Proof of your parent/guardian’s identity and address

Age 16 – 17 year olds

You can open an account in any branch. You don’t need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian .You’ll need to bring:

  • Proof of identity and
  • Proof of address (such as a letter from your school or college) or any of the examples provided on our Become a Customer webpage

If you wish to open an account by phone this must be done by a parent or guardian.

To find out more or to make an appointment please phone us on 0800 660 033.