Can I switch my current account?
Yes, you can use the service to switch accounts from and to any of the participating banks and building societies.
Can I switch my current account?
Yes, so long as you have an annual turnover that does not exceed £6.5 million and you employ fewer than 50 people. If you are a small trust with a net asset value of less than £6.5 million you can also use the service. If you are still unsure whether you qualify, speak to us.
2. Can I choose my switch date?
Yes, you can choose and agree a switch date with us. Just make sure you allow seven working days for the switch to take place and that your chosen date isn't a Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday.
3. What happens to payments that people send to my old account?
All incoming and outgoing payments will be automatically redirected to your new account.
Each time a payment is redirected, an automatic message is sent back to the originator advising them of your new account details so they can update their records. Some organisations may contact you directly to confirm your details have changed. If you do not want your new details to be given to someone who sends a one-off payment, contact us.
4. What happens if there is a mistake or unnecessary delay in the switching process?
In the unlikely event that there are any issues in starting the switch, we will inform you before your switch date. If anything goes wrong, we will ensure that any charges or interest incurred on your old and/or new account as a result of the error will be refunded. It is for us to decide whether you receive compensation above and beyond the refund.
5. Will switching my current account affect my credit rating?
No, providing you repay any outstanding overdraft on your previous account as required by your old bank or building society. If there are any problems with payments as part of the switching process, we will correct them and ensure your credit rating is not affected.
6. Can I switch my current account if I am overdrawn?
Yes. You will need to agree any overdraft facilities you require with us. Alternatively, we may be able to provide facilities to help you pay off any existing overdraft you may have, subject to our normal lending criteria. If you do not come to an agreement with us you must make separate arrangements to repay your existing overdraft before you switch.
7. What if I change my mind?
You can cancel your switch up to seven working days before your switch date. After that only certain elements can be cancelled. We will guide you through this process if you decide to cancel your switch.
8. When will the money in my old account be transferred to my new account?
You will be able to access the funds in your old account up to and until your switch date when they will be transferred to your new account.
9. Is the Current Account Switch Guarantee the same for all banks?
Yes, all banks and building societies that display the Current Account Switch Guarantee Trustmark will follow the same switching process and must offer the same guarantees. There are over 40 participating banks and building societies in the UK and you can see them on:
10. What happens to any debit card transactions or Direct Debits that I have asked my old bank to stop?
The Current Account Switch Service will not interfere with this process and any debit card or Direct Debit transactions that you have asked your bank to stop should remain stopped after your switch.