Switch your banking to NatWest
Why choose NatWest...
Our bank accounts make everyday banking hassle free with time-saving features like an easy to use mobile app. Our app is so good it was voted 'Best Banking App', for the second year running, in the British Bank Awards 2018.
And for this summer, if you have a one of our Reward accounts, you can also enjoy fee-free debit card purchases abroad.
This offer is available between 3 May and 31 August 2018 local time and applies to Foreign Purchase Fees only. You will incur fees if you use an ATM abroad as well as any local charges.
Available on selected accounts with a monthly fee. Account criteria applies.
What is switching?
Switching is where we move across everything across from your old bank account to your new NatWest current account, including Direct Debits, standing orders, etc, within 7 working days.
It's completely free and backed by an industry-wide guarantee to ensure the move goes smoothly. We do this using the Current Account Switch Service.
Switching to us is quick and simple. And we’ll do it all for you.
During your application, you'll need to tell us the account number, sort code and debit card number of the bank account you want to switch to NatWest. We then offer the following guarantee:
We’ll move all your existing payments going out (like standing orders and Direct Debits) and those coming in (like your salary), to your new account.
If your old account has an overdraft, we can move this across, subject to your individual circumstances. We will advise you whether we will be able to offer you an overdraft before progressing the switch application.
If you have any money in your old account, we’ll move it across to your new account too.
On the switch date, we’ll close your old account.
We’ll make sure any payments accidentally made to your old account after the switch date are redirected to your new account. We’ll also contact the sender and give them your new account details.
During your application you can switch one current account from another provider to Natwest, and the account must be solely in your name. If you’d like to switch more than one sole account, you can do this once your new account is open. You can’t switch a joint account into a sole account.
Before we start the switch, we’ll check that your old account is able to be switched using the Current Account Switch Service – 99% of UK current accounts are eligible to use the service. If your current account isn’t eligible, we can still organise the switch for you. It’ll just take a little longer.
Yes, we’ll automatically close your old account as part of the 7 day switching process.
This happens so that any payments made to your old account will be automatically redirected to your new one.
If your old account is overdrawn and the overdrawn amount is not paid off by the day the switch completes, we won’t be able to close the account but it will become inactive.
Yes – you can still use your old account right up to and including Day 6. This includes using your cards, online banking and mobile banking.
Don’t set up any new payments on your old account though, as we won’t be able to transfer those across.
To cancel your switch completely, you need to let us know at least 7 working days before your switch date.
After that, only certain elements can be cancelled depending how far through the process we are. We’d guide you through the process though if you chose to do this.
If you have a joint account, you will only be eligible for one £100 cashback payment. This means that only one of you needs to pay in at least £1,500 and log in to Online Banking or Mobile Banking before 13 July.
The £1,500 can be paid into your account as one payment or multiple smaller payments, but the total amount must be at least £1,500.
The £1,500 can be paid into your account as one payment or multiple smaller payments, but the total amount must be at least £1,500 before 13 July.
Our £100 switching offer has now finished
If you applied for an eligible account and requested to switch your current account to us online using the Current Account Switch Service between 16 May and 19 June then you have until the 13 July to:
Complete your switch
Pay in at least £1,500
Log in to Online Banking or our Mobile Banking app
We’ll then pay the £100 by 10 August 2018.
If you're an existing customer prior to 16 May then you have until 13 July to meet the above criteria.