Graduate Overdraft

Add some 'wriggle room' to your current account

A little help when you enter the world of work

Interest-free overdraft up to £2,000 (for your first year)

Get an instant decision if you bank online with us

Have your overdraft the next working day

Could be useful for short-term borrowing or in an emergency

What you should know about overdrafts

Overdraft details

Overdrafts Explained

Graduate Arranged Overdraft

When you’re about to enter the world of work, your day to day expenses could change. That’s where our Graduate Overdraft could help.

Unarranged Overdrafts

An Unarranged Overdraft is when you spend more money than you have in your account without already having an Arranged Overdraft, or when you exceed your current arranged overdraft limit.

Both types cost money

Both types of overdrafts will cost you money in fees, but an unarranged overdraft will cost you more and might result in payments such as household bills being rejected.

We're changing our overdrafts pricing

Between 27th March and 2nd April 2020, we will be making some changes.


Get an instant decision

If you bank online with us, apply through Online Banking, we'll pre-fill your application and let you know straightaway if you’ve been pre-approved.

Have your Overdraft the next working day

If we approve you for an Arranged Overdraft, your limit could be applied to your account as soon as the next working day.

No interest to pay for the first year

You can apply for an Arranged Overdraft of up to £2,000, interest free (subject to approval).

Get an interest-free buffer

If you apply for a Graduate Overdraft, it may come with an interest-free buffer

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Manage your Overdraft online

We’ll show you how to increase, reduce, remove your overdraft limit.

Already with NatWest? It’s easy to apply

If you apply online, the application usually takes less than 5 minutes.

Check your account balance at any time

Use Online Banking to check your balance whenever you want.

What might this Overdraft cost?

Representative Example: If you have a Graduate account with an Arranged Overdraft limit of £2,000 and you use all of this, you will be charged Arranged Overdraft interest at 17.81% EAR on £1,000 of that £2,000.

Tools to help you

Check your chances before applying

Give our eligibility tool a try and find out if you're likely to be approved for an overdraft. It can give you an idea of your potential overdraft limit and representative APR.  It takes just a few minutes and it won't harm your credit rating. 

Find out how much you're likely to pay

Why not use our overdraft cost calculator to see what an overdraft could cost you based on your circumstances? The great news is it won't impact your credit rating.

How to set up an overdraft

What will I need?

You'll need your Online Banking Log in details, your address history from the last 3 years and info about your income and outgoings.

How long will it take?

The application takes about 5 minutes and you'll know if you've been accepted or not straight away.

When will my overdraft be in place?

If your Overdraft is approved Mon – Thur before 5.30pm, it will be available the next working day. Anytime after this - up to 2 working days.

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Do you have a Graduate bank account with us?

Our Graduate Overdraft is for customers who already have a NatWest Graduate current account. Want to find out more?

Are you a UK resident?

If you're not a UK resident, why not speak to one of our advisors in branch?

Great! As we already know a bit about you, applying should be straightforward. Now for the important legal stuff.

To apply online, you must:

  • Be aged 18+ and living in the UK
  • Have not been declared bankrupt in the last 6 years
  • Have read our pricing changes information

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