Giving you peace of mind that additional funds are available if you need them.

As a business customer, you may already have applied for a current account in your personal name or you may wish to apply for one. When you have a personal current account, you can apply for a personal arranged overdraft, but you must be resident in the UK.  A personal arranged overdraft is a short-term way to borrow money up to an arranged limit which you arrange with us in advance, on your current account. This gives you access to money when you need it.

An arranged overdraft allows you to spend more money than you have in your current account up to a limit you have agreed with the Bank. There is no minimum repayment amount to pay for this method of borrowing, though the arranged overdraft amount is subject to an annual review. An arranged overdraft is repayable at any time on demand, which means the Bank could tell you that the limit will no longer be available. To apply for a new overdraft, or a change to your existing overdraft, you must be resident in the UK, be aged 18 or over and have a regular income paid into your AIB account.  For further information on regular incomes please call us on 0345 600 5204*

This type of borrowing is most suited for smaller sums of money and to cover short-term expenses or emergencies. A personal loan may be more suitable for larger or more long-term expenses as the interest rate/fees charged on an arranged overdraft may be higher than the interest rate/fees charged on a loan. The amount of interest you pay is calculated on the daily overdrawn balance and charged monthly with the first £200 of your arranged overdraft limit interest free.


Arranged Overdrafts

Representative Example:-


0% EAR variable on first £200

21.64% EAR* (variable) on anything above that, giving a representative rate of 17.81% APR** (variable)
Based on an assumed arranged overdraft of £1,200 for 3 months

*EAR stands for ‘Effective Annual Rate’. It is a representative interest rate that shows the rate you

 would pay if you remained overdrawn for a year. It takes into account the compounding of interest

 which means you pay interest on interest already charged.

  **APR is the annual rate charged for borrowing, expressed as a single percentage number that

  represents the actual yearly cost of funds over the term of the arranged overdraft.

How does our Overdraft compare?

The purpose of a representative APR is to enable you to compare the costs associated with different credit products. You can compare our representative APR for an arranged overdraft with arranged overdrafts offered by other banks.

How much does my overdraft cost in pounds and pence?

You can use our cost calculator to work out how much your anticipated arranged overdraft borrowing would cost over different periods of time.

As an example, the current interest cost of borrowing £500 is:

7 days


30 days


 60 days


You do not pay interest on the first £200 of your overdraft and this interest free element has been included in these calculations.

These figures are indicative as our interest rates are subject to change.

Cost Calculator

Our Cost Calculator tool will help you work out what we will charge you for using your arranged overdraft. You can also use our Cost Calculator to see the cost of overdrawing your account above the amount of your arranged overdraft limit or overdrawing your account if you do not have an arranged overdraft. Click here to find out more details of fees, charges and interest rates that apply to your current account.


Cost Calculator


Text Alerts to help you manage your account

If we have your up-to-date mobile number we will send you a Text Alert to assist you in the management of your account. On receipt of a Text Alert you need to check your account through Online Banking and if necessary, lodge cleared funds before 2pm to cover any items which have been presented.

We will send an Account Alert in the following circumstances:

  • Your account goes into an unarranged overdraft
  • You do not have enough money to cover item(s) presented on your account
  • You have pre-notified fees which are due to be posted to your account and you don’t have enough money to cover
  •  Your account is overdrawn and further item(s) have been presented
  • Items were posted to your account last night and you have incurred charges
  • You have incurred charges but your account is now back in order
  • Your account has been overdrawn for a number of days.

An Arranged Overdraft Alert will be sent if

  • Your account is going to make use of your arranged overdraft that day or;
  • Your account is making use of your arranged overdraft.

You may also wish to set up a Balance Alert so we can send you a text notification if your account drops below an amount you have set.  You can manage your Account Alerts through Online Banking or by speaking to our Customer Service team on 0345 601 6262.


Personal arranged overdraft


How to apply

When you have a Personal Current Account, to apply for an arranged overdraft on your personal current account, call us on 0345 600 5204*

When you apply for an arranged overdraft we will carry out a credit check with Equifax, a licenced credit reference agency which is standard practice with all lending applications.  Credit Reference Agencies record details of our search and this may effect credit applications you make elsewhere.

† Lines open: 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday (except on bank holidays). Calls may be recorded. Call charges may vary - refer to your service provider.


Important information


Unarranged Overdraft

An unarranged overdraft is when your account goes over your arranged overdraft limit or overdrawn without an arranged overdraft limit in place. When you try to make a payment that would take you into an unarranged overdraft, we will make a decision whether to allow the payment to go through based on your individual circumstances. An unpaid fee will be charged if we do not allow a payment from your account.

The operation of your overdraft whether arranged or unarranged may also be reported to the credit reference agency. In addition the operation of your overdraft may have an impact on future credit applications you make with us.


Help and Guidance

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For all service related queries please visit our Help Centre.



Standards of Lending Practice

We adhere to the Standards of Lending Practice which sets standards for banks when dealing with lending and overdrafts for personal customers. You can get more information on the Standards from The Statement of Lender and Borrower Responsibilities details our key responsibilities and what we ask of you to ensure that the relationship works well for both of us.


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