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Overdrafts

For those unexpected costs

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Over 18's and eligible NatWest current account holders only.

Overdrafts

Is an overdraft right for me?

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Understanding overdraft fees & charges

How much will my overdraft cost?

We won't charge you for setting up an Arranged Overdraft but if you use it, depending on your account type, you may need to pay fees and interest.

We can help you understand these costs better, and give you some tips to help avoid them.

Find out more about overdraft costs

Understanding overdrafts

Managing your overdraft

There are a number of ways you can manage your overdraft, you can apply to increase or decrease your existing overdraft, or if you're a Select Account customer you can have the added protection of overdraft control.

Increasing or decreasing your overdraft

Select Account Overdraft Control

Avoiding current account fees & charges

Overdrafts

Avoiding unarranged borrowing

To help you monitor your overdraft, we’ve created two simple alerts that notify you before you go overdrawn.

Act Now Alerts

This free service will text or email you if you need to pay money into your account to cover a payment. It will also notify you if you need to bring your account back into credit or within your arranged overdraft limit. 

Balance Alerts

We’ll text your balance to you each week on whatever day suits you – you can even specify morning or afternoon. You can also set up alerts to tell you when your account goes above or below a certain limit – so you’ll know when you’ve received a large payment or if your money’s running low.

Network charges may apply to text messages received. 

Set up alerts in Online Banking

Understanding overdrafts

There are two kinds of overdraft

 

Worth knowing

Finding the right account

Our Basic and Young People accounts don’t offer an overdraft facility, and some accounts have a higher interest-free payment threshold. So it’s worth checking you have the right account for you needs.

Use our comparison table to make sure you have the right account.

What's next?

Ready to apply?

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