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What is the Current Account Switch Service?

It's a free service that lets you switch your current account from one participating bank or building society to another. It has been designed to be simple, reliable and hassle-free and is backed by the Current Account Switch Guarantee.

Benefits of the service include:

  • All your payments (in and out) are automatically transferred to your new account.
  • Any remaining credit balance in your old account will be transferred to your new account and your old account will automatically close.
  • If any payments are made accidentally to your old account after your switch date, they'll be automatically redirected or forwarded to your new account.
  • The switch process will be managed entirely by your new bank or building society and will be backed by the Current Account Switch Guarantee.

The Current Account Switch Guarantee ensures your current account will switch on a day of your choice, your payments will be automatically transferred and redirected to your new account, and in the unlikely event anything goes wrong with your switch we will refund any interest and charges (incurred on your old or new current accounts) as a result of this failure as soon as it is brought to our attention.