Switching to TSB

If you like everything to be in one place then switch your bank account to us while you apply for one of our current accounts - we can guarantee it will only take seven working days. You can choose your preferred switch date and we will contact your old bank to get the process underway. Your payments will be automatically transferred and redirected to your new TSB current account.

You can switch to us while applying for a new TSB current account, and also if you already have an account with us.

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How to switch bank accounts

Before we start your switch, you will need to provide us with:
Details of the bank account you want to switch from

  • the account sort code and account number
  • the debit card number and expiry date

You can provide us with this information as part of your Current Account application.

If you’ve got a TSB account already – simply complete this quick online form.

And don't forget to read the Switch Service customer checklist (PDF) before you switch.

What are the switching stages?

Day 1-2

  • We will contact your old bank
  • We will let you know that your old bank has approved your request
  • We will start transferring your payment arrangements across to your TSB account

Day 3-5

  • Payment arrangements will be transferred
  • Your TSB account will be prepared for the Switch

Day 6

  • If you have a debit balance outstanding on your old account you can choose for us to clear this for you
  • You will need to ensure there is enough money in your TSB account to cover the transfer – this money will leave on day 7

Day 7

  • Your switch is complete - old balance will be transferred and old account closed

Day 8 onwards

  • For 13 months after your switch payments sent to or requested from your old account will be redirected to your new account

Reasons to switch

  • It’s easy to switch, we’ll have it done in just seven days
  • The switch service is free to use
  • Choose your preferred switch date
  • Your finances are kept in one place keeping your life organised
  • Choose from a competitive range of bank accounts
  • Dedicated team who will manage the switch for you - hassle free
  • Keep up to date - text alerts so you know how the switch is going
  • Option to do a partial switch
  • Three month Interest and fee free overdraft when switching (subject to application and approval)

Account Opening is subject to our assessment of your circumstances.  You must be 18 or over and a UK resident to apply.  Interest paid monthly.


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