Current account switch

Switch your business current account to us

Switch your account to us

The Current Account Switch Service makes switching current accounts from one UK bank or building society to another simple, reliable and stress-free.

The service is available to consumers and small businesses, charities and trusts and allows you to choose a switch date that suits you.

Current Account Switch Guarantee (PDF, 40KB)

Your guide to switching your account to us (PDF, 1MB)

What happens when you switch?

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Day 1

The Current Account Switch Service will contact your old bank and confirm if the switch can go ahead.

Once it's confirmed, your 7-day switch will start.

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Day 3

Your regular payments such as Direct Debits and standing orders will be moved across.

Day 6

We'll talk to your old bank about transferring your balance over to your new account.

Day 7

The balance from your old account will be transferred to your new account.

Your new account will be ready to use and your old account will be closed.

Permissions to Third Party Providers

If you have given permissions to Third Party Providers to make payments on your behalf, or to access your financial data, access to these services won’t be transferred automatically to your new account as part of the Current Account Switch Service.

What switch options are available?

You don't have to make a complete switch from one provider to another, it’s possible to make a partial switch too. Here’s a quick look at the main differences between full and partial switches.

Common questions