Ways to Bank

Paying a bill

In a nutshell

To pay a bill or make a payment to a company or supplier, you will first need to add them as a payee. To make it easier to set them up, a number of companies are already listed for you to select. However, you can also add any company as a payee provided you know their sort code and account number.

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What you'll need

 

The app

You may need the details (account number and sort code) of  the company

 

Your step-by-step guide:

  1. 01

    Log into the mobile app on your device 

  2. 02

    Choose the account you wish to make a payment from

  3. 03

    Tap on 'Payments'

  4. 04

    Select 'Make a payment'

  5. 05

    Tap on 'To: select payee'

  6. 06

    Tap on 'Pay someone new' at the top of the screen

  7. 07

    Start to enter the name of the company or beneficiary you want to pay. If it's on our list of common payees, the name of the company should appear e.g. British Gas

  8. 08

    If you don’t see the company you need, type in the company’s account number and sort code

  9. 09

    Before paying a bill please make sure you have used the correct reference. This is normally your customer reference or the customer account number the bill issuer has provided

  10. 10

    Check and confirm the payment details, if correct select 'Make Payment'

What you'll need

 

Access to Online Banking

You may need the sort code and account number of the company you're paying, although our system is pre-filled with hundreds of companies' payment details

Your step-by-step guide:

  1. 01

    Log in to Online Banking

  2. 02

    Select 'Payments and transfers' from the left hand menu

  3. 03

    Select 'Make a payment or transfer' under the 'Make a payment or transfer' heading 

  4. 04

    Select 'Pay someone new'

  5. 05

    Start typing the company name. If it's a company we know, select their name from the list of suggestions and we'll fill in their account information for you – if not, continue typing the name to add them

  6. 06

    You should now be ready to pay your bill, though please note, you may require a card-reader and a card you can use with that reader when setting up a new payment for the first time

  7. 07

    Last thing - before paying a bill please make sure you have used the correct reference. This is normally your customer reference or the customer account number the bill issuer has provided

What you'll need

 

Your Online/Telephone banking PIN and password

You may be asked for the account number and sort code of the company you’re paying so have those handy

Your step-by-step guide:

  1. 01

    When you call us on 03457 888 444 (International +44 8705 888 444), you will hear an automated menu where you can make a selection based on what you want to do

  2. 02

    Press 2 – this is the area for transactions and payments, this is the place to pay a bill

  3. 03

    Follow the steps and make sure when asked, you use a correct reference. This is normally your customer reference or account with your bill issuer

What you'll need

 

Your NatWest card

The account number and sort code of the company you are paying (incase we don’t have it on record)

Your next steps:

If you need a helping hand paying your bill, you can come into a branch and one of our team will help you.

Make sure you bring the details of the company you’re paying. We may have them on record ourselves but it’s good to have the account number and sort code to make doubly sure.

Another way to pay a bill in branch is to use one of our iPads and send the money through Online Banking.

You will need to be registered for Online Banking. If you are already, then you’ll just need your password and PIN to login. We’ll be able to help you along the way.

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