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Switching your current account to us

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.

The Current Account Switch Service – the facts:

  • 7 day switch backed by the Current Account Switch Guarantee
  • Any balance will be transferred to your new account and your old account will be closed*.
  • All your existing payments will be set up on your new account
  • Any payments made to your old account will be credited to your new account automatically
  • If anyone makes payments to your old account they'll be given your new account details, so that they can update their records.

*If you had a debit balance on your old account, you'll need to either pay this off or arrange a planned borrowing limit with us (subject to status and eligibility) before your switch starts otherwise your account will not be closed.

Switch in three easy steps

  1. We will ask you to fill out a simple form and agree a switch date with you. We'll contact your old bank or building society within two working days to arrange the switch and let you know they have agreed to the request.
  2. Using the Current Account Switch Service we'll 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 working days of receiving this information from your old bank.
  3. Your old bank will transfer any balance to your new account and close your old account on your chosen switch date.

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.

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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

Current Account Switch Guarantee

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