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How long will my account take to open?

New customer

If you have applied for a current account or an instant saving account online and this is your first account with us the process may take up to 10 days dependent upon the identification you provide whilst applying.

Existing customer

If you have applied for a current account or an instant saving account online and you already have an existing account with us, then your new account should be open within 24 hours.

If this is for a joint account we will have sent you some paperwork to sign and return.

For any further information please contact:

General enquiries

NatWest application helpdesk
0345 3030 299
Minicom: 0800 404 6161
Open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 6pm, closed Sunday
(Opening hours may vary on public holidays)
Calls may be recorded.

Loan enquiries

NatWest Lending
0800 200 400
overseas: +44 121 929 0323
Minicom: 0800 404 6161
Open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm (excluding public holidays)
Calls may be recorded.

Credit card enquiries

Card services
0370 333 9091 (overseas +44 370 333 9091)
Minicom: 0800 141 3999
Open 24 hours a day.
Calls may be recorded.
Call charge information.