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Bank accounts

Select - Open our everyday bank account

Make banking simple with our everyday standard bank account

This Select account has no monthly fee

Easily use our mobile banking app

Get a contactless Visa Debit card - make payments under £30 with one tap

Pay your way - use Apple Pay and Google Pay™ for payments with your phone, and Paym, to send money securely with just a telephone number and our mobile banking app

Features and benefits

Features

Switch bank accounts

We'll help you switch bank accounts with the Current Account Switch Service.

Mobile app

Stay in control of your money with our easy to use mobile banking app.

Overdraft details

How do overdrafts work?

An arranged overdraft can be useful for short term borrowing. Understand arranged and unarranged overdrafts and their impact on your account. An overdraft is a form of borrowing and is repayable on demand.

How much will an overdraft cost?

Understand the cost and impact of overdrafts and whether you're eligible to apply for one. If you don't repay what is owed, you could harm your credit score and borrowing capability.

We're changing our overdraft pricing

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

Open a bank account online

Apply online

During the application we'll ask for information about you such as your address, job etc. So have these ready.

Upload your ID

At the end of your application we might ask you to provide photo ID, proof of address and take a selfie. We'll then check your details with our security partners HooYu or Digidocs.

We'll check your details

We'll check we have everything needed to open your account. Keep an eye out for our welcome email.

Start using your new account

Your new account is open. Register for Online banking, download our mobile app and enjoy hassle free banking.

Get ready to apply

Before you apply, we need to check you're happy with a few things. And ask you a few questions up front. Then we can make your application as quick and simple as it can be.

First things first. You can apply if you:

are aged 18 or over and a UK resident

Now please take a look at the important legal info

How your information might be used

It's important for you to understand how we use and share your information. Please read this short summary before you continue with your application.

All okay? You're nearly ready to start.

If you've ever banked with us you’ll need to select existing customer

What kind of account do you want?

You're all set

Depending on what ID we need to see, we may ask you for:

  • A selfie
  • Photo ID, such as Drivers licence, Passport or EU ID card
  • Proof of your address, such as a Utility bill or Bank statement

Don't worry, if you don't have these with you when you're applying you can choose to do this later.

You're all set

Depending on what ID we need to see, we may ask you for:

  • Photo ID, such as Drivers licence, Passport or EU ID card
  • Proof of your address, such as a Utility bill or Bank statement

Look out for an email and text after you have applied from our security partners, DigiDocs. It'll have a link to securely upload your documents for us to check. 

I have a current account with NatWest...

What would you like to do?

Which account would you like to change?

Great, looks like you're all set and ready to go...

Great, looks like you're all set and ready to go...

Do you know your Online Banking details?

You're all set

Depending on what ID we need to see, we may ask you for:

  • Photo ID, such as Drivers licence, Passport or EU ID card
  • Proof of your address, such as a Utility bill or Bank statement

Look out for an email and text after you have applied from our security partners, DigiDocs. It'll have a link to securely upload your documents for us to check. 

You're all set

Depending on what ID we need to see, we may ask you for:

  • Photo ID, such as Drivers licence, Passport or EU ID card
  • Proof of your address, such as a Utility bill or Bank statement

Look out for an email and text after you have applied from our security partners, DigiDocs. It'll have a link to securely upload your documents for us to check. 

You're all set

You’ll need these bits of info handy for your application:

  • The account number, sort code and debit card number of the bank account you want to switch to NatWest
  • The account number and sort code of your existing NatWest current account

The Current Account Switch Service will move everything across from your old bank account to your new NatWest current account within 7 working days. You'll barely need to lift a finger.

Do you know your Online Banking details?

You're all set

Depending on what ID we need to see, we may ask you for:

  • Photo ID, such as Drivers licence, Passport or EU ID card
  • Proof of your address, such as a Utility bill or Bank statement

Look out for an email and text after you have applied from our security partners, DigiDocs. It'll have a link to securely upload your documents for us to check. 

You're all set

Depending on what ID we need to see, we may ask you for:

  • Photo ID, such as Drivers licence, Passport or EU ID card
  • Proof of your address, such as a Utility bill or Bank statement

Look out for an email and text after you have applied from our security partners, DigiDocs. It'll have a link to securely upload your documents for us to check.