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We want to help you get the most out of your account. If you haven't already here's a quick list of things you can do straight away:


Activate your card  

Get the most from your card.

Already a NatWest customer?
If you're already a NatWest customer and have recently changed your account, there's no need to activate. You get to keep your existing card and PIN. 

If your existing card is not contactless you can request a new card, giving you a quick and simple way to make purchases up to £30.


New to NatWest?
If you're new to NatWest, we'll post your contactless Visa debit card and PIN separately within a few days of opening your account. Once your card arrives we'll explain how to activate it.


Get started online  

Online banking lets your manage your account, any time any day.

Setting up online banking takes a few minutes. You'll need your email address, sort code, account number and debit card to hand.

This service is available to customers aged 11 and over who have a NatWest account and an email address.

Get started online

Need help? View our online guide


Get the mobile app

Don't let your banking keep you indoors.

Once you've set-up online banking, you can get the mobile app. This is the easiest way to keep an eye on your spending.

The mobile app is available on selected smartphones, to NatWest customers with online banking and a UK mobile number beginning 07.

Get the mobile app

Need help? See how to setup mobile banking


Set up text alerts

Stay in control of your money with text alerts.

Alerts can help you manage your money with weekly balance updates, warn you before you go overdrawn and avoid or minimise overdraft charges. They can also let you know if there's any unexpected activity. 

Available to NatWest personal customers aged over 11, who have registered for Online Banking, and a valid UK mobile number or email address.

Sign up for alerts


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Account terms and policies

Important information about your account.

We may update them from time to time, but we will always show the latest versions here. Please print or save a copy for your records. You will need Adobe Reader to view these documents. Get Adobe Reader.


Personal and Private Current Account Terms

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