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What is an overdraft? 

An overdraft is the debt you go into if you spend more than you have in your current account. The moment your account goes into the red, you step into your overdraft - unless your bank account does not allow any overdraft, in which case your payment will fail. 

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Starling Bank Logo
Starling Bank Current Account - Age 18 and over FSCS logo
FSCS logo
Overdraft Rate (EAR)
15.00%
Interest Rate (AER)
0.05%
Account Fee
N/A
Account Management
Not Available At Branch Available By Mail Available At Post Office Available By Telephone Available Online Available By Mobile Text Alerts Available
Additional Information
Credit interest payable on balances up to £85K
No branches
Switch Service Guarantee member
Go To Provider's Site
Representative Example:Based on an overdraft limit of £1200 charged at 15.00% EAR Variable. Representative 15.0% APR variable.
General
Credit Interest Rates
Foreign Usage
Service Performance
Overdrafts
Benefits

General Account Details

Funding Required
None
Minimum / Maximum Age
Min 18 Years
Eligibility
None
Account Fee
None
Introductory Account Fee
None

Facilities

Direct Debits
Standing Orders
Tied/Linked Accounts
Switch Service Guarantee
Debit Card
Mastercard
Withdrawal Limit
£300

Credit Interest Rates

Balance
Gross Rate %
AER %
£0.01 - £85000.00
0.05%
0.05%
£85000.01+
0.00%
0.00%

Foreign Usage Charges

Debit card payment in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
£0.00 / £0.00
Transaction Charge
£0.00 / £0.00
Cash withdrawal in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
£0.00 / £0.00
Transaction Charge
£0.00 / £0.00

Service Performance

The table below shows the provider's current account service performance.
The information shown covers all of their main current accounts, not just specific to this account.
Service Completed
Same day Average 99%
Open a current account* 99% 1 day 1 day
Get a debit card 0% 3 days 5 days
Get internet banking 100% 1 day 1 day
Get an overdraft 100% 1 day 1 day
Replace a lost debit card 0% 3 days 5 days
* Once all requested documents and information have been received.

Overdrafts

Introductory Arranged Overdraft
Introductory Arranged on
Switched Current Accounts
N/A
N/A
Arranged Overdraft
Arranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
1.17% - Per Month
15.00%
Grace period
23:59 same day
Unarranged Overdraft
Unarranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
0.00% - Per Month
0.00%
Refused Payment Fee
£0.00
Grace Period
23:59 same day
Monthly Maximum Charge
N/A
Range of annual interest rates payable for overdraft
Arranged Unarranged Refused payment fee
15.00%-35.00%
0.00%
£0.00
Data as of: 31 March 2021
Overdraft Pricing in the previous calendar quarter
Range of Advertised APRs during the period
15.0%-35.0%
Cost of holding a £500 overdraft
For 7 days
For 30 days
For 60 days
£1.35
£5.81
£11.62

Benefits

Some benefits might be available on this account. A full list of benefits will be included in the terms and conditions of the account.
NatWest Logo
NatWest Select Account FSCS logo
FSCS logo
Overdraft Rate (EAR)
39.49%
Interest Rate (AER)
0.00%
Account Fee
N/A
Account Management
Available At Branch Available By Mail Available At Post Office Available By Telephone Available Online Available By Mobile Text Alerts Available
Additional Information
No minimum funding required
No interest paid on credit balances
Switch Service Guarantee member
Go To Provider's Site
Representative Example:Based on an overdraft limit of £1200 charged at 39.49% EAR Variable. Representative 39.5% APR variable.
General
Credit Interest Rates
Foreign Usage
Service Performance
Overdrafts
Benefits

General Account Details

Funding Required
None
Minimum / Maximum Age
Min 18 Years
Eligibility
None
Account Fee
None
Introductory Account Fee
None

Facilities

Cheque Book
Direct Debits
Offset Option
Standing Orders
Switch Service Guarantee
Debit Card
Visa
Withdrawal Limit
£300

Credit Interest Rates

Balance
Gross Rate %
AER %
£0.01+
0.00%
0.00%

Foreign Usage Charges

Debit card payment in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.75% / 2.75%
Transaction Charge
0.00% / 0.00%
Cash withdrawal in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.75% / 2.75%
Transaction Charge
0.00% / 0.00%

Service Performance

The table below shows the provider's current account service performance.
The information shown covers all of their main current accounts, not just specific to this account.
Service Completed
Same day Average 99%
Open a current account* 0% 1 day 1 day
Get a debit card 0% 3 days 5 days
Get internet banking 0% 8 days 8 days
Get an overdraft 100% 0 days 0 days
Replace a lost debit card 0% 3 days 11 days
* Once all requested documents and information have been received.

Overdrafts

Introductory Arranged Overdraft
Introductory Arranged on
Switched Current Accounts
N/A
N/A
Arranged Overdraft
Arranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.81% - Per Month
39.49%
Grace period
14:30 same day
Unarranged Overdraft
Unarranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.81% - Per Month
39.49%
Refused Payment Fee
Up to £2.15
Grace Period
14:30 same day
Monthly Maximum Charge
19.40
Range of annual interest rates payable for overdraft
Arranged Unarranged Refused payment fee
39.49%
39.49%
£2.75
Data as of: 31 March 2021
Overdraft Pricing in the previous calendar quarter
Range of Advertised APRs during the period
39.5%
Cost of holding a £500 overdraft
For 7 days
For 30 days
For 60 days
£3.24
£13.87
£28.13

Benefits

Other benefits, as well as those shown, might be available on this account. A full list of benefits will be included in the terms and conditions of the account.
Emergency Cash Service
- Free 24/7 Emergency Cash Service to withdraw up to £300 for online and telephone banking customers or £60 if not.
NatWest Logo
NatWest Reward FSCS logo
FSCS logo
Overdraft Rate (EAR)
39.49%
Interest Rate (AER)
0.00%
Account Fee
£2.00 pm
Account Management
Available At Branch Available By Mail Available At Post Office Available By Telephone Available Online Available By Mobile Text Alerts Available
Additional Information
Earn Rewards on direct debits and purchases and selected retailers
£2pm account fee
Switch Service Guarantee member
Go To Provider's Site
Representative Example:Based on an overdraft limit of £1200 charged at 39.49% EAR Variable. Representative 39.5% APR variable.
General
Credit Interest Rates
Foreign Usage
Service Performance
Overdrafts
Benefits

General Account Details

Funding Required
Regular Funding/Income: Min £1250.00 Per Month
Minimum / Maximum Age
Min 18 Years
Eligibility
None
Account Fee
£2.00 Per Month
Introductory Account Fee
None

Facilities

Cheque Book
Direct Debits
Offset Option
Standing Orders
Switch Service Guarantee
Debit Card
Visa
Withdrawal Limit
£300

Credit Interest Rates

Balance
Gross Rate %
AER %
£0.01+
0.00%
0.00%

Foreign Usage Charges

Debit card payment in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.75% / 2.75%
Transaction Charge
0.00% / 0.00%
Cash withdrawal in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.75% / 2.75%
Transaction Charge
0.00% / 0.00%

Service Performance

The table below shows the provider's current account service performance.
The information shown covers all of their main current accounts, not just specific to this account.
Service Completed
Same day Average 99%
Open a current account* 0% 1 day 1 day
Get a debit card 0% 3 days 5 days
Get internet banking 0% 8 days 8 days
Get an overdraft 100% 0 days 0 days
Replace a lost debit card 0% 3 days 11 days
* Once all requested documents and information have been received.

Overdrafts

Introductory Arranged Overdraft
Introductory Arranged on
Switched Current Accounts
N/A
N/A
Arranged Overdraft
Arranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.81% - Per Month
39.49%
Grace period
14:30 same day
Unarranged Overdraft
Unarranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.81% - Per Month
39.49%
Refused Payment Fee
Up to £2.15
Grace Period
14:30 same day
Monthly Maximum Charge
19.40
Range of annual interest rates payable for overdraft
Arranged Unarranged Refused payment fee
39.49%
39.49%
£2.75
Data as of: 31 March 2021
Overdraft Pricing in the previous calendar quarter
Range of Advertised APRs during the period
39.5%
Cost of holding a £500 overdraft
For 7 days
For 30 days
For 60 days
£3.24
£13.87
£28.13

Benefits

Other benefits, as well as those shown, might be available on this account. A full list of benefits will be included in the terms and conditions of the account.
Exclusive offers with this account
- Earn 4 Rewards per month by making at a minimum of 2 direct debit payments of at least £2 each. Earn an additional 1 Reward by logging into mobile banking app every month. Once 5 Rewards are available they can be exchanged for a £5 current account credit, traded up for Reward vouchers at selected retailers or donated to a participating charity.
Exclusive offers with this account
- Earn at least 1% Rewards on qualifying purchases at selected retailers which can be converted to cashback, trade up vouchers or donated to charity.
Credit cards - preferential terms
- Existing Reward, Reward Premier, Reward Silver or Reward Platinum customers taking out a Reward Credit Card will receive an annual fee refund on the credit card (£24), for each year they hold both products.
Emergency Cash Service
- Free 24/7 Emergency Cash Service to withdraw up to £300 for online and telephone banking customers or £60 if not.
Royal Bank of Scotland Logo
Royal Bank of Scotland Select Account FSCS logo
FSCS logo
Overdraft Rate (EAR)
39.49%
Interest Rate (AER)
0.00%
Account Fee
N/A
Account Management
Available At Branch Available By Mail Available At Post Office Available By Telephone Available Online Available By Mobile Text Alerts Available
Additional Information
No monthly funding requirement
No interest paid on credit balances
Switch Service Guarantee member
Go To Provider's Site
Representative Example:Based on an overdraft limit of £1200 charged at 39.49% EAR Variable. Representative 39.5% APR variable.
General
Credit Interest Rates
Foreign Usage
Service Performance
Overdrafts
Benefits

General Account Details

Funding Required
None
Minimum / Maximum Age
Min 18 Years
Eligibility
None
Account Fee
None
Introductory Account Fee
None

Facilities

Cheque Book
Direct Debits
Offset Option
Standing Orders
Switch Service Guarantee
Debit Card
Visa
Withdrawal Limit
£300

Credit Interest Rates

Balance
Gross Rate %
AER %
£0.01+
0.00%
0.00%

Foreign Usage Charges

Debit card payment in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.75% / 2.75%
Transaction Charge
0.00% / 0.00%
Cash withdrawal in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.75% / 2.75%
Transaction Charge
0.00% / 0.00%

Service Performance

The table below shows the provider's current account service performance.
The information shown covers all of their main current accounts, not just specific to this account.
Service Completed
Same day Average 99%
Open a current account* 0% 1 day 1 day
Get a debit card 0% 3 days 5 days
Get internet banking 0% 8 days 8 days
Get an overdraft 100% 0 days 0 days
Replace a lost debit card 0% 3 days 12 days
* Once all requested documents and information have been received.

Overdrafts

Introductory Arranged Overdraft
Introductory Arranged on
Switched Current Accounts
N/A
N/A
Arranged Overdraft
Arranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.81% - Per Month
39.49%
Grace period
14:30 same day
Unarranged Overdraft
Unarranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.81% - Per Month
39.49%
Refused Payment Fee
Up to £2.15
Grace Period
14:30 same day
Monthly Maximum Charge
19.40
Range of annual interest rates payable for overdraft
Arranged Unarranged Refused payment fee
39.49%
39.49%
£2.75
Data as of: 31 March 2021
Overdraft Pricing in the previous calendar quarter
Range of Advertised APRs during the period
39.5%
Cost of holding a £500 overdraft
For 7 days
For 30 days
For 60 days
£3.24
£13.87
£28.13

Benefits

Other benefits, as well as those shown, might be available on this account. A full list of benefits will be included in the terms and conditions of the account.
Emergency Cash Service
- Free 24/7 Emergency Cash Service to withdraw up to £300 for online and telephone banking customers or £60 if not.
Royal Bank of Scotland Logo
Royal Bank of Scotland Reward FSCS logo
FSCS logo
Overdraft Rate (EAR)
39.49%
Interest Rate (AER)
0.00%
Account Fee
£2.00 pm
Account Management
Available At Branch Available By Mail Available At Post Office Available By Telephone Available Online Available By Mobile Text Alerts Available
Additional Information
Earn Rewards on direct debits and purchases at selected retailers
£2pm account fee
Switch Service Guarantee member
Go To Provider's Site
Representative Example:Based on an overdraft limit of £1200 charged at 39.49% EAR Variable. Representative 39.5% APR variable.
General
Credit Interest Rates
Foreign Usage
Service Performance
Overdrafts
Benefits

General Account Details

Funding Required
Regular Funding/Income: Min £1250.00 Per Month
Minimum / Maximum Age
Min 18 Years
Eligibility
None
Account Fee
£2.00 Per Month
Introductory Account Fee
None

Facilities

Cheque Book
Direct Debits
Offset Option
Standing Orders
Switch Service Guarantee
Debit Card
Visa
Withdrawal Limit
£300

Credit Interest Rates

Balance
Gross Rate %
AER %
£0.01+
0.00%
0.00%

Foreign Usage Charges

Debit card payment in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.75% / 2.75%
Transaction Charge
0.00% / 0.00%
Cash withdrawal in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.75% / 2.75%
Transaction Charge
0.00% / 0.00%

Service Performance

The table below shows the provider's current account service performance.
The information shown covers all of their main current accounts, not just specific to this account.
Service Completed
Same day Average 99%
Open a current account* 0% 1 day 1 day
Get a debit card 0% 3 days 5 days
Get internet banking 0% 8 days 8 days
Get an overdraft 100% 0 days 0 days
Replace a lost debit card 0% 3 days 12 days
* Once all requested documents and information have been received.

Overdrafts

Introductory Arranged Overdraft
Introductory Arranged on
Switched Current Accounts
N/A
N/A
Arranged Overdraft
Arranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.81% - Per Month
39.49%
Grace period
14:30 same day
Unarranged Overdraft
Unarranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.81% - Per Month
39.49%
Refused Payment Fee
Up to £2.15
Grace Period
14:30 same day
Monthly Maximum Charge
19.40
Range of annual interest rates payable for overdraft
Arranged Unarranged Refused payment fee
39.49%
0.00%
£2.75
Data as of: 31 March 2021
Overdraft Pricing in the previous calendar quarter
Range of Advertised APRs during the period
39.5%
Cost of holding a £500 overdraft
For 7 days
For 30 days
For 60 days
£3.24
£13.87
£28.13

Benefits

Other benefits, as well as those shown, might be available on this account. A full list of benefits will be included in the terms and conditions of the account.
Exclusive offers with this account
- Earn £9 back in Rewards per month by making at a minimum of 2 direct debit payments of at least £4.50 each. Earn an additional £1 back in Rewards by logging into mobile banking app every month. Earn at least 1% Rewards on qualifying purchases at selected retailers. Once £5 in Rewards are available they can be exchanged and banked into a Reward current account or credit card, traded up for for e-gift codes at selected retailers or donated to a participating charity.
Credit cards - preferential terms
- Existing Reward, Reward Silver or Reward Platinum customers taking out a Reward Credit Card will receive a 100% annual fee refund, for each year they hold both products simultaneously.
Emergency Cash Service
- Free 24/7 Emergency Cash Service to withdraw up to £300 for online and telephone banking customers or £60 if not.
first direct Logo
first direct 1st Account FSCS logo
FSCS logo
Overdraft Rate (EAR)
39.90%
Interest Rate (AER)
0.00%
Account Fee
N/A
Account Management
Available At Branch Not Available By Mail Available At Post Office Available By Telephone Available Online Available By Mobile Text Alerts Available
Additional Information
£100 for accounts switched using CASS
No interest paid on credit balances
Switch Service Guarantee member
Go To Provider's Site
Representative Example:Based on an overdraft limit of £1200. Up to £250.00 charged at 0.00% EAR Variable. Over £250.00 charged at 39.90% EAR Variable. Representative 30.5% APR variable.
General
Credit Interest Rates
Foreign Usage
Service Performance
Overdrafts
Benefits

General Account Details

Funding Required
None
Minimum / Maximum Age
Min 18 Years
Eligibility
None
Account Fee
None
Introductory Account Fee
None

Facilities

Account Sweeping
Cheque Book
Direct Debits
Offset Option
Standing Orders
Switch Service Guarantee
Debit Card
Mastercard
Withdrawal Limit
£500

Credit Interest Rates

Balance
Gross Rate %
AER %
£0.01+
0.00%
0.00%

Foreign Usage Charges

Debit card payment in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.75% / 2.75%
Transaction Charge
£0.00 / £0.00
Cash withdrawal in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.75% / 2.75%
Transaction Charge
2.00% (Min £1.75, max £5.00) / 2.00% (Min £1.75, max £5.00)

Service Performance

The table below shows the provider's current account service performance.
The information shown covers all of their main current accounts, not just specific to this account.
Service Completed
Same day Average 99%
Open a current account* 0% 8 days 30 days
Get a debit card 0% 6 days 14 days
Get internet banking 0% 6 days 7 days
Get an overdraft 100% 0 days 0 days
Replace a lost debit card 0% 3 days 6 days
* Once all requested documents and information have been received.

Overdrafts

Introductory Arranged Overdraft
Introductory Arranged on
Switched Current Accounts
N/A
N/A
Arranged Overdraft
Arranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£250.01
2.84% - Per Month
39.90%
£0.01
0.00% - Per Month
0.00%
Grace period
23:45 same day
Unarranged Overdraft
Unarranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.84% - Per Month
39.90%
Refused Payment Fee
£0.00
Grace Period
23:45 same day
Monthly Maximum Charge
20.00
Range of annual interest rates payable for overdraft
Arranged Unarranged Refused payment fee
34.05%
34.05%
£0.00
Data as of: 31 March 2021
Overdraft Pricing in the previous calendar quarter
Range of Advertised APRs during the period
30.5%
Cost of holding a £500 overdraft
For 7 days
For 30 days
For 60 days
£1.63
£7.00
£13.99

Benefits

Some benefits might be available on this account. A full list of benefits will be included in the terms and conditions of the account.
Nationwide BS Logo
Nationwide BS FlexAccount FSCS logo
FSCS logo
Overdraft Rate (EAR)
39.90%
Interest Rate (AER)
0.00%
Account Fee
N/A
Account Management
Available At Branch Available By Mail Available At Post Office Not Available By Telephone Available Online Available By Mobile Text Alerts Available
Additional Information
Eligible for Member Credit Card
At least £750 must be paid in per month
Switch Service Guarantee member
Go To Provider's Site
Representative Example:Based on an overdraft limit of £1200 charged at 39.90% EAR Variable. Representative 39.9% APR variable.
General
Credit Interest Rates
Foreign Usage
Service Performance
Overdrafts
Benefits

General Account Details

Funding Required
None
Minimum / Maximum Age
Min 18 Years
Eligibility
None
Account Fee
None
Introductory Account Fee
None

Facilities

Cheque Book
Direct Debits
Standing Orders
Tied/Linked Accounts
Switch Service Guarantee
Debit Card
Visa
Withdrawal Limit
£500

Credit Interest Rates

Balance
Gross Rate %
AER %
£1.00+
0.00%
0.00%

Foreign Usage Charges

Debit card payment in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.99% / 2.99%
Transaction Charge
£0.00 / £0.00
Cash withdrawal in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.99% / 2.99%
Transaction Charge
£0.00 / £0.00

Service Performance

The table below shows the provider's current account service performance.
The information shown covers all of their main current accounts, not just specific to this account.
Service Completed
Same day Average 99%
Open a current account* 99% 0 days 0 days
Get a debit card 0% 8 days 12 days
Get internet banking 0% 10 days 14 days
Get an overdraft 0% 8 days 12 days
Replace a lost debit card 0% 6 days 11 days
* Once all requested documents and information have been received.

Overdrafts

Introductory Arranged Overdraft
Introductory Arranged on
Switched Current Accounts
N/A
N/A
Arranged Overdraft
Arranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.88% - Per Month
39.90%
Grace period
14:30 same day
Unarranged Overdraft
Unarranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
0.00% - Per Month
0.00%
Refused Payment Fee
£0.00
Grace Period
14:30 same day
Monthly Maximum Charge
N/A
Range of annual interest rates payable for overdraft
Arranged Unarranged Refused payment fee
39.90%
0.00%
£0.00
Data as of: 31 March 2021
Overdraft Pricing in the previous calendar quarter
Range of Advertised APRs during the period
39.9%
Cost of holding a £500 overdraft
For 7 days
For 30 days
For 60 days
£3.26
£13.99
£28.27

Benefits

Other benefits, as well as those shown, might be available on this account. A full list of benefits will be included in the terms and conditions of the account.
Credit cards - preferential terms
- Eligible for Member Credit Card.
Nationwide BS Logo
Nationwide BS FlexDirect - Funded FSCS logo
FSCS logo
Overdraft Rate (EAR)
39.90%
Interest Rate (AER)
2.00%
Account Fee
N/A
Account Management
Not Available At Branch Available By Mail Available At Post Office Not Available By Telephone Available Online Available By Mobile Text Alerts Available
Additional Information
2% AER credit interest on balances up to £1.5K for first 12 months
At least £1,000 must be paid in per month
Switch Service Guarantee member
Go To Provider's Site
Representative Example:Based on an overdraft limit of £1200 charged at 39.90% EAR Variable. Representative 39.9% APR variable.
General
Credit Interest Rates
Foreign Usage
Service Performance
Overdrafts
Benefits

General Account Details

Funding Required
Regular Funding/Income: Min £1000.00 Per Month
Minimum / Maximum Age
Min 18 Years
Eligibility
None
Account Fee
None
Introductory Account Fee
None

Facilities

Cheque Book
Direct Debits
Standing Orders
Tied/Linked Accounts
Switch Service Guarantee
Debit Card
Visa
Withdrawal Limit
£500

Credit Interest Rates

Balance
Gross Rate %
AER %
£0.01 - £1500.00
1.98%
2.00%
£1500.01+
0.00%
0.00%

Foreign Usage Charges

Debit card payment in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.99% / 2.99%
Transaction Charge
£0.00 / £0.00
Cash withdrawal in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.99% / 2.99%
Transaction Charge
£0.00 / £0.00

Service Performance

The table below shows the provider's current account service performance.
The information shown covers all of their main current accounts, not just specific to this account.
Service Completed
Same day Average 99%
Open a current account* 99% 0 days 0 days
Get a debit card 0% 8 days 12 days
Get internet banking 0% 10 days 14 days
Get an overdraft 0% 8 days 12 days
Replace a lost debit card 0% 6 days 11 days
* Once all requested documents and information have been received.

Overdrafts

Introductory Arranged Overdraft
Introductory Arranged on
Switched Current Accounts
0.00% for 12 months
N/A
Arranged Overdraft
Arranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.84% - Per Month
39.90%
Grace period
14:30 same day
Unarranged Overdraft
Unarranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
0.00% - Per Month
0.00%
Refused Payment Fee
£0.00
Grace Period
14:30 same day
Monthly Maximum Charge
N/A
Range of annual interest rates payable for overdraft
Arranged Unarranged Refused payment fee
39.90%
0.00%
£0.00
Data as of: 31 March 2021
Overdraft Pricing in the previous calendar quarter
Range of Advertised APRs during the period
39.9%
Cost of holding a £500 overdraft
For 7 days
For 30 days
For 60 days
£3.26
£13.99
£28.27

Benefits

Other benefits, as well as those shown, might be available on this account. A full list of benefits will be included in the terms and conditions of the account.
Credit cards - preferential terms
- Eligible for Member Credit Card.
Nationwide BS Logo
Nationwide BS FlexDirect - Non-funded FSCS logo
FSCS logo
Overdraft Rate (EAR)
39.90%
Interest Rate (AER)
0.00%
Account Fee
N/A
Account Management
Not Available At Branch Available By Mail Available At Post Office Not Available By Telephone Available Online Available By Mobile Text Alerts Available
Additional Information
Eligible for Member Credit Card
No credit interest paid
Switch Service Guarantee member
Go To Provider's Site
Representative Example:Based on an overdraft limit of £1200 charged at 39.90% EAR Variable. Representative 39.9% APR variable.
General
Credit Interest Rates
Foreign Usage
Service Performance
Overdrafts
Benefits

General Account Details

Funding Required
Regular Funding/Income: Max £999.99 Per Month
Minimum / Maximum Age
Min 18 Years
Eligibility
None
Account Fee
None
Introductory Account Fee
None

Facilities

Cheque Book
Direct Debits
Standing Orders
Tied/Linked Accounts
Switch Service Guarantee
Debit Card
Visa
Withdrawal Limit
£500

Credit Interest Rates

Balance
Gross Rate %
AER %
£0.01+
0.00%
0.00%

Foreign Usage Charges

Debit card payment in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.99% / 2.99%
Transaction Charge
£0.00 / £0.00
Cash withdrawal in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
2.99% / 2.99%
Transaction Charge
£0.00 / £0.00

Service Performance

The table below shows the provider's current account service performance.
The information shown covers all of their main current accounts, not just specific to this account.
Service Completed
Same day Average 99%
Open a current account* 99% 0 days 0 days
Get a debit card 0% 8 days 12 days
Get internet banking 0% 10 days 14 days
Get an overdraft 0% 8 days 12 days
Replace a lost debit card 0% 6 days 11 days
* Once all requested documents and information have been received.

Overdrafts

Introductory Arranged Overdraft
Introductory Arranged on
Switched Current Accounts
0.00% for 12 months
N/A
Arranged Overdraft
Arranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.84% - Per Month
39.90%
Grace period
14:30 same day
Unarranged Overdraft
Unarranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
0.00% - Per Month
0.00%
Refused Payment Fee
£0.00
Grace Period
14:30 same day
Monthly Maximum Charge
N/A
Range of annual interest rates payable for overdraft
Arranged Unarranged Refused payment fee
39.90%
0.00%
£0.00
Data as of: 31 March 2021
Overdraft Pricing in the previous calendar quarter
Range of Advertised APRs during the period
39.9%
Cost of holding a £500 overdraft
For 7 days
For 30 days
For 60 days
£3.26
£13.99
£28.27

Benefits

Other benefits, as well as those shown, might be available on this account. A full list of benefits will be included in the terms and conditions of the account.
Credit cards - preferential terms
- Eligible for Member Credit Card.
Nationwide BS Logo
Nationwide BS FlexPlus FSCS logo
FSCS logo
Overdraft Rate (EAR)
39.90%
Interest Rate (AER)
0.00%
Account Fee
£13.00 pm
Account Management
Available At Branch Available By Mail Available At Post Office Not Available By Telephone Available Online Available By Mobile Text Alerts Available
Additional Information
Worldwide insurance
No credit interest paid
Switch Service Guarantee member
Go To Provider's Site
Representative Example:Based on an overdraft limit of £1200 charged at 39.90% EAR Variable. Representative 39.9% APR variable.
General
Credit Interest Rates
Foreign Usage
Service Performance
Overdrafts
Benefits

General Account Details

Funding Required
None
Minimum / Maximum Age
Min 18 Years
Eligibility
None
Account Fee
£13.00 Per Month
Introductory Account Fee
None

Facilities

Cheque Book
Direct Debits
Packaged Account
Standing Orders
Switch Service Guarantee
Debit Card
Visa
Withdrawal Limit
£500

Credit Interest Rates

Balance
Gross Rate %
AER %
£0.01+
0.00%
0.00%

Foreign Usage Charges

Debit card payment in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
0.00% / 0.00%
Transaction Charge
£0.00 / £0.00
Cash withdrawal in a foreign currency in Europe / Worldwide
Currency Conversion Charge
0.00% / 0.00%
Transaction Charge
£0.00 / £0.00

Service Performance

The table below shows the provider's current account service performance.
The information shown covers all of their main current accounts, not just specific to this account.
Service Completed
Same day Average 99%
Open a current account* 99% 0 days 0 days
Get a debit card 0% 8 days 12 days
Get internet banking 0% 10 days 14 days
Get an overdraft 0% 8 days 12 days
Replace a lost debit card 0% 6 days 11 days
* Once all requested documents and information have been received.

Overdrafts

Introductory Arranged Overdraft
Introductory Arranged on
Switched Current Accounts
N/A
N/A
Arranged Overdraft
Arranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
2.88% - Per Month
39.90%
Grace period
14:30 same day
Unarranged Overdraft
Unarranged Overdraft Available
Min. Balance
Rate %
EAR %
£0.01
0.00% - Per Month
0.00%
Refused Payment Fee
£0.00
Grace Period
14:30 same day
Monthly Maximum Charge
N/A
Range of annual interest rates payable for overdraft
Arranged Unarranged Refused payment fee
39.90%
0.00%
£0.00
Data as of: 31 March 2021
Overdraft Pricing in the previous calendar quarter
Range of Advertised APRs during the period
39.9%
Cost of holding a £500 overdraft
For 7 days
For 30 days
For 60 days
£3.26
£13.99
£28.27

Benefits

Other benefits, as well as those shown, might be available on this account. A full list of benefits will be included in the terms and conditions of the account.
Mobile phone insurance
- Free worldwide cover on mobile or smartphone against loss, theft, damage, breakdown and unauthorised calls for all family members living at the same address. Max 4 successful claims per 12 months. Mobile phone up to the max individual retail cost or value of £1.5K inc VAT. Cost of unauthorised calls up to a max of £2K inc VAT, up to £250 inc VAT PAYG. Accessory cover up to £250. Excess up to £125.
Credit cards - preferential terms
- Eligible for Member Credit Cards.
Vehicle breakdown cover
- Free UK and European breakdown cover including home assist, roadside & onward travel. Cover for account holders registered vehicle and any vehicle the account holder is travelling in. No Excess. No call out limit.
Worldwide insurance
- Free. Covers account holder and family (also when travelling independently). Maximum cover age 69 years old. Available on trips up to 31 days. Includes winter sports, golf, wedding and business trips. Includes baggage, cancellation and delayed departure covers. Optional upgrades available.
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Bank accounts with overdrafts

Derin Clark

Derin Clark

Online Reporter

At a glance

  • You go into your overdraft if you spend more than you have in your current account.
  • Arranged overdrafts are pre-agreed with your bank
  • Remember to look at the account as a whole, beyond overdraft charges, including any monthly fees and in-credit interest.

The two types of overdraft

In simple terms, an overdraft is the debt you go into if you spend more than you have in your current account. The moment your current account goes into the red, you step into your overdraft - unless of course your bank account does not allow any overdraft, in which case your payment will be refused. You may even be charged a fee for the refused payment.

There are two types of bank overdraft. If your current account provider has previously agreed that you can go into an overdraft, you will go into an arranged overdraft. Going over an arranged overdraft, or going into debt where there is no arranged overdraft, on the other hand, is called an unarranged overdraft.

Providers can no longer charge higher rates of interest for unarranged overdrafts than they do for arranged overdrafts. Banks can also no longer change flat fees for overdrafts, but only a single annual interest rate. This is to make overdrafts fairer for customers.

How to compare overdraft accounts

If you frequently find yourself dipping into the red, an account offering an interest -free overdraft would seem ideal. However, it's important to look at more than just the overdraft charges to find the right account for you.

Some accounts may charge a monthly fee, which could outweigh the benefits of low (or no) overdraft rates, while others may have additional benefits that could make up for having some overdraft costs attached.

What to look out for when comparing current account overdrafts will depend on your specific circumstances - particularly how often and how far you are likely to venture into your overdraft. For some, a small interest-free overdraft feature might be sufficient but for others, who are more likely to go into larger debt, will need to look at the overall interest rate charged on the account.

The EAR could be useful for comparing interest rates. It refers to the Equivalent Annual Rate, which looks at the interest you would be charged if you were to remain overdrawn for an entire year. It also compounds the interest, which is why it can look quite steep. All overdrafts must now also display an Annual Percentage Rate (APR) which has been a feature of credit cards and personal loans for many years. The APR has to take into account other account fees and is designed to allow customers to compare overdraft costs.

Should I get an overdraft account?

If you regularly find yourself in your overdraft and you're tired of paying high interest rates as a result, it may be time to switch to an account that offers a cheaper overdraft option. You will need a decent history of paying off your overdraft and other debts within a reasonable timeframe, however, otherwise providers may be reluctant to let you bank with them and use their credit facilities. If you have a bad credit score, a basic bank account or even a guaranteed account (which does not require a credit check) might be a better fit for you.

For those with a decent credit score who would like to have low or no overdraft charges, even if they never intend to go into the red, there are some advantages and disadvantages to consider.

Pros and cons of bank accounts with overdrafts

  • Overdrafts offer a safety net in case of emergencies and prevent bills and other important payments from falling through due to a lack of funds.
  • As these accounts are specifically focused on offering you a facility to let you slip into the red, they may offer some sort of interest -free overdraft tier, which could save you a lot of money in overdraft charges.
  • You don't want to get too tempted to keep going into your overdraft, as this could have a negative effect on your credit score
  • You may miss out on account interest or other current account benefits that are not offered on overdraft accounts, but are available on high interest current accounts

How to apply for an overdraft account

You can apply for a current account with overdraft as you do for any other current account, by talking to the provider you want to move to. If you're looking to switch your current account over entirely, the Current Account Switch Service should be a great help, as it automatically moves your direct debits and standing orders to your new provider, meaning you don't have to worry about missing payments.

Before you apply for anything, however, remember to check your credit rating. Your credit score at the time of application will greatly affect whether you get the account or not, so if there's anything you can do before applying to improve it, don't hesitate.

Also remember that changing your bank account will likely reduce your credit score slightly, due to the credit check that will be part of the application, so be sure of which account you're after before you apply and don't immediately apply for a different account if you get rejected.

All banks offering overdrafts must now have an online tool on their websites that will allow you to see if you are eligible for their account, before you apply. This allows you to see if it’s worth applying, but without any impact on your credit rating.

Moneyfacts tip

Moneyfacts tip Derin Clark

Remember that different providers will have different overdraft limits, so if you are looking to use an overdraft for a somewhat larger debt, check what limit a provider offers. This may be influenced by your credit score and will likely not be the cheapest way to borrow money, especially as overdraft rates are now often much higher than other forms of debt.

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