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The Current Account Switch Service is free to use. The service is available for personal customers and small businesses, charities and trusts.
As your new bank we will manage the switch process from start to finish, keeping you informed every step of the way.
All you have to do is choose and agree your switch date and fill out a simple form. Then you can be safe in the knowledge that it'll only take seven working days to switch. And that's guaranteed.
All accounts are subject to status and eligibility. Terms and conditions apply.
*If you had a debit balance on your old account, you'll need to either pay this off or set up an arranged overdraft with us (subject to status and eligibility) before your switch starts otherwise your account will not be closed.
If your new bank or building society agrees, bank accounts that include an overdraft can switch using the Current Account Switch Service. And if you’d like to have an overdraft with your new bank account, speak to your new bank or building society before starting your switch. Your new bank or building society will be able to advise if you’re eligible for an overdraft, dependent on their lending criteria and your credit status
In just seven working days your switch will be complete. You can use your old account as normal until your switch date.
After you switch, any payments sent to or requested from your old account will be redirected to your new account.
Did you know that you can switch online in around 10-15 minutes? Our online application is available to customers applying for a sole account with no overdraft requirement. For all other applicants, our advisors will manage the switch when applying by phone or in branch.
Existing Customers call us on 0800 678 3380
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. We can still help you switch your account and any regular payments to us when we are unable to use the Current Account Switch 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
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 8.00pm,
Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm,
Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm.
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To give you more protection against fraud we have changed the way you verify payments online and via mobile banking.
We need to ensure it’s really you making the payment before the money leaves your account. How you do this depends on whether you’re using:
No, it’s not for every payment. Once saved the person or company you are paying will become ‘Trusted’. That means you may not need to do the identity check again, unless you change details like the sort code, account number, name or reference.
To make payments of more than £500, or totaling more than £1000 per day, you will now need to use the Mobile Banking App to verify your payments.. Business customers using a One-Time Passcode will no longer be able to make payments greater than £500 and will need to use the mobile app to verify payments.Continue to Internet Banking
You may see a difference to when you’re asked to authenticate a payment via Business Internet Banking and the Mobile App, how you do this will remain the same by using:
For more information visit our online help.
Forgot your business internet banking password, we can help.
Just give us a call on 0800 121 4209
Monday – Friday 8am - 6pm and select Option 2.