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With our Signature Account, you get year-round family travel insurance and UK breakdown cover, as well as phone and gadget insurance. There’s also ID Defender, plus discounts on certain high street stores, supermarkets, holidays and events.
The banking part? You’ll have a contactless debit card, as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay. You can manage your money using internet banking – or use touch ID to log into your mobile app.
All for £13.50 a month.
Applicants must be 18 years or over. Terms, conditions and exclusions apply to all insurance policies and services. Full details are included in all policy documents. £13.50 fee to maintain the account. Other fees and charges may apply.
Flybe has confirmed that it has entered Administration on 5 March 2020 and all flights have been grounded. This means that all flights provided by Flybe have been cancelled and are no longer operating.
If you are a Flybe customer, you are advised to make your own alternative travel arrangements via other airlines, rail or coach operators.
There is no cover provided for this event under the travel insurance policy provided by the Signature Current Account. However, please check the information below as you might be entitled to claim.
If you have booked flights or a trip that includes flights with a travel firm that holds an ATOL (Air Travel Organiser's Licence) and received confirmation that you are ATOL protected, the travel firm is responsible for your flight arrangements and must either make alternative flights available for you so that your trip can continue or provide a full refund. If you are abroad, it should make arrangements to bring you home at the end of your trip. Contact the ATOL travel firm for more information.
If you booked directly with Flybe and paid by credit card you may be protected under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and should contact your card issuer for further information. Similarly, if you paid by debit or charge card you should contact your card issuer for advice as you may be able to make a claim under their charge back rules.
If you booked your ticket through an airline ticket agent, you should speak to the agent in the first instance; they may have provided travel insurance that includes Scheduled Airline Failure Insurance (SAFI) or taken out their own SAFI cover which will enable them to refund or cover the cost of a new ticket to get you home if you are currently abroad. If you did not book directly with Flybe and purchased your tickets through an intermediary, you should contact your booking or travel agent in the first instance.
If you are abroad, or have a future booking and have not yet travelled and require additional information or assistance, please contact the Administrators by phone on 0207 951 7801 or by email at email@example.com.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority is proving further advice and information via their website, for more information please visit www.caa.co.uk/News/Advice-to-UK-consumers-following-Flybe-entering-administration.
On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organisation classified coronavirus as a pandemic. Unfortunately our travel insurance partner AIG does not provide cover for any claim relating to a set of circumstances which you were aware of at the time your Signature Current Account was opened and/or the booking of your trip and which could reasonably be expected to lead to a claim.
Therefore, coronavirus related claims will be considered for any element of travel booked on or before 11 March, subject to the policy conditions and Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance. Any element of your trip booked after this date will not qualify for coronavirus related claims.
For more information on how the coronavirus may impact you, please visit our dedicated coronavirus travel support centre.
You can contact the insurer, AIG, in the normal way if you need to make a claim.
(Lines are open Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm and on Saturdays and Bank Holidays between 9am and 5pm.)
During the current coronavirus outbreak our breakdown provider Green Flag are taking additional steps to keep customers and roadside technicians safe and to ensure they can continue to provide their service when you need them.
To find out more please visit the Green Flag blog.
If Green Flag telephone lines are busy during the coming weeks you can request a Green Flag breakdown rescue using the Green Flag app.
If you’re planning a trip to a European country in the next few months, you might be wondering if everything will go according to plan in the event that the UK leaves the EU.
The UK government and the European Commission have said that everything should continue to run as normal, including your flights. But if you do need to make a Brexit-related claim, we’re here to help.
What happens if your baggage is delayed?
Your cover will work in the usual way, please double check the terms and conditions in your policy.
What happens if you have to pay for medical treatment while you’re away?
Your cover will work in the usual way. Your policy doesn’t require you to have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) so even if EHICs aren’t valid after Brexit, your policy and coverage will stay the same.
What happens if your trip is cancelled, cut short or you miss your departure?
Your travel insurance works on a ‘named perils’ basis. That means the insurance protects you against the problems or events specifically named in your policy.
Brexit isn’t one of these, so you won’t be covered if a Brexit-related event means you have to cancel or cut short your trip, or if you are delayed or miss your departure because of it. This includes if you are not able to get the passport or visa you need for your trip, so be sure to check yours is valid as soon as possible. You can head to www.gov.uk for lots of helpful information on this.
What happens if you experience any other problems?
If you (or any other person covered by this policy) are unable to complete your trip because of reasons out with your control and these reasons fall within the conditions of the policy, your cover will continue as normal.
You can cancel your policy within 30 days of opening your Signature Account.
Every claim is handled on a case-by-case basis, according to your policy’s terms and conditions.
If you have any questions about travel insurance and Brexit, please contact AIG Travel on 0345 602 2369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compare our current accounts and choose the one that is right for you.
Visit your local Yorkshire Bank Branch
If you already have insurance that's similar to the cover provided by a Signature Account, through the Bank or another provider, you should check if this product is suitable for you.
Even if you have two policies covering the same risk, you'll only be able to make one claim.
Or visit us in branch and one of our advisors will guide you through the application process.
Existing Current Account Plus customers can convert to a Signature Current Account online:
As a Signature Current Account holder you’ll have access to the my benefits website to view and manage your Signature benefits.
Underwritten by American International Group UK Limited
Enjoy as many trips as you want, with up to 31 days’ cover for every trip. 17 days’ winter sports cover per year is included too.
When your next trip comes around, your Signature Current Account takes care of the travel insurance – automatically.
Provided by Green Flag and underwritten by UK Insurance Ltd
You’ll never be left stranded with your Signature Current Account. It comes with Green Flag UK Breakdown Cover, to get you back on the road if your car ever breaks down.
With Personal Cover you’re covered, regardless of whether you are the driver or passenger. As long as the vehicle you’re travelling in at the time is privately registered in the UK and less than 16 years old, we can help you.
You can update cover to National or European Cover by simply paying an additional premium. If you require extra cover please call Green Flag on 0345 602 7453
Provided by Lifestyle Services Group and Underwritten by Assurant General Insurance Limited
Don't let a stolen or lost phone spoil your day. Signature Current Account offers valuable cover for your mobile phone.
There's no need to register your phone details with us, but it can help improve the claim process if you do. You can register your phone details or make a claim by visiting www.ybonline.co.uk/ mybenefits. Alternatively you can call 0345 602 2369
Provided by Lifestyle Services Group and Underwritten by Assurant General Insurance Limited
Signature Current Account offers valuable cover for your and your family's gadgets. A gadget is a portable electronic device that contains its own power source whose main function is designed to support multimedia applications or obtaining multimedia content.
The following is a list of examples to assist in helping you understand this definition; Laptops, tablets, digital cameras, ereaders, smartwatches, video cameras, fitness trackers, satnavs & mp3 players. This list is not exhaustive, please refer to the Terms & conditions.
You can register your gadget details or make a claim online or you can call 0345 602 2369.
Provided by Lifestyle Services Group
Your identity is a valuable possession − we'll help you keep it safe with ID Defender.
ID Defender protects the information you share online and lets you know if your personal data is being accessed by criminals to commit fraud in your name.
ID Defender includes access to:
You can register for ID Defender and access your Credit Report. Internet access is required to make use of this benefit.
Save every day when you shop at certain major stores and supermarkets. Enjoy discounts on holidays, tickets and events, plus lots more.
You get all this and more from our My Signature Rewards website. Internet access is required to make use of this benefit.
Specially designed for Signature Current Account holders, you can manage your savings online.
Withdrawals can only be made by transferring funds to your linked Signature Current Account .via internet, mobile or telephone banking.
Automated Funds Sweeping Service - reduce the risk of inadvertently going into an unarranged overdraft
With our sweeping service, you're in charge – just set an upper and lower limit for the amount of money you'd like to hold in your Signature Current Account.
When your balance goes above this amount, we'll automatically transfer the difference to your Signature Savings Account. And if your Signature Current Account drops below the level you've set, we'll automatically top it up from your savings account. Funds sweeping happens overnight.
No need to visit a branch to get the most from your Signature Current Account.
With 24 hour internet, mobile and telephone banking, you can pay bills, check your balance and lots more – where and when it suits you. These services may be temporarily unavailable during periods of routine maintenance.
Pay for goods and services with your debit card – in or outside the UK (additional fees and charges may apply). You can also get cashback at some retailers, handy if you need cash. Remember there's a handling charge when you use your debit card outside the UK. It's useful to let us know when you're going to be using your card outside the UK to highlight any change in spending activity.
Worldwide family multi-trip travel insurance policy (excluding Cuba, Iran, Syria, Sudan, North Korea or the Crimea region, or countries where the Foreign office has warned against all but essential travel) is underwritten by American International Group UK Limited. You and all persons insured must have lived in the UK or Channel Islands for at least 6 of the last 12 months before opening the Signature Current Account for cover to be available and continue to hold this status to remain eligible. American International Group UK Limited (FCN No 781109) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
Green Flag UK breakdown cover is provided by Green Flag and underwritten by U K Insurance Limited, The Wharf, Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4AZ. Company No. 1179980. U K Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Calls may be recorded.
Mobile phone and gadget insurance are provided by Lifestyle Services Group Limited (Register No. 315245) with a single provider, Assurant General Insurance Limited (Register No. 202689). Lifestyle Services Group Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Assurant General Insurance Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. ID Defender is provided by Lifestyle Services Group Limited (ID Defender is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority).
You can cancel your agreement with us within 14 days of opening your account by contacting us in branch, by phone or in writing. Please check terms and conditions for more information.
Your eligible deposits with Clydesdale Bank plc are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit guarantee scheme. This limit is applied to the total of any deposits you have with the following: Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank, B and Virgin Money.
Any deposits you hold above the limit between these brands are unlikely to be covered. Please ask for further information or visit www.fscs.org.uk
We have designed the Current Account Switch Service to let you 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.
For more information go to www.currentaccountswitch.co.uk (opens in a new window)
Can I still switch to you?
Not all banks or building socities in the UK offer the Current Account Switch Service (CASS). We can still help you switch your account and any regular payments to us when we are unable to use the Current Account Switching Service.
As your new bank we will take care of everything, managing the switch process from start to finish. This service is completely free; however it isn't covered by the Current Account Switch Guarantee.
Once you have opened an account with us, we will ask you to complete a simple form and then we'll contact your old bank or building society within two business days to request a list of all your regular payments and regular credits received into your account for the last 13 months. Your old bank or building society should send us this information within five business days.
Once we receive the information from your old bank or building society we will arrange for any Standing Orders, Direct Debits and any regular credits made to your account to be transferred to your new account with us within five business days. We will contact you to agree a date to complete the switch.
Make sure your old bank has your current address. Let them know if you’ve moved house or you’re now living in student term-time accommodation. If any of your address details are out of date, we will not be able to make the switch until you’ve updated them.
If you’re recently married or have changed your name for any other reason, please make sure your old bank has updated your personal details.
Check that your old bank holds your correct date of birth.
To switch to one of our current accounts, make sure the account you’re switching from is a current account.
You will need to have the following available when you’re ready to switch:
We will also ask you for:
Get in touch if you have any other questions about switching.
Call 0800 345 7365
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Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm,
Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm.
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