All you need to do
- Apply for current account
- Give us the account number and sort code of your old account
It'll take 7 working days or less
Switching your account takes around 7 working days. But don't worry, you can use your new account as normal in the meantime.
The Current Account Switch Guarantee only applies if your old account is closed as part of the switch
If you choose a partial switch, not a full switch, we won’t cover you for any potential financial loss.
If you keep your old account open, we won't cover the costs of any missed payments.
You can switch if you're overdrawn, but won't be able to close your account
If your old account is overdrawn, you won't be able to close it until you repay your balance. This is known as having a 'frozen' account.
Your old bank will ask you to repay the overdraft. After that, you'll be free to close your account.
Other stuff you may want to do
Tell your friends and family you've changed your account details
Especially people who often transfer funds to your account, like your employer.
Change your bank details on retail websites
Then you won't have to scramble to find your debit card when you're trying to make last‑minute purchases online.
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