Current account rates

Credit and overdraft interest rates

 

Credit interest rates

If you want to see previous rates for our products see our interest-bearing non-marketed account rates

The following tables change from time to time. The date of the last change is detailed beneath each table.

Classic Plus account interest rates

Added value accounts (Platinum, Gold, Premier, Select) with Plus also receive the rates of interest shown below.
 
Balance Interest paid monthly
  AER % Gross %
£0 - £1,500 3.00 2.96 %
 
These interest rates are correct as at 04/01/2017.
 
Interest rates are variable. From January 2015 customers are limited to one Classic Plus account in their own name and one Classic Plus in joint names. 
 

Classic Plus interest is paid on balances up to £1,500.  To earn interest (which is paid monthly):

  • pay in a minimum £500 a month, and

  • register for Internet Banking, and

  • sign up for Paperless Statements and Correspondence.

More details and apply

 

 

If you don’t log in to Internet Banking within 12 months, we might have to turn off your paperless correspondence which will mean you won’t get your interest. We don’t want that to happen, so please log in regularly. Find out more about Paperless Statements and Paperless Correspondence

Please note: Interest rates apply to your balance up to £1,500.  We do not pay interest on balances above £1,500.

For more information about Classic Plus including the conditions that apply see Classic Plus

Interest rates apply to your balance up to £1,500. We do not pay interest on balances above £1,500

Classic account Enhance interest rates

Balance Interest paid monthly
  AER % Gross %
£0+ 0.25  0.25 
£1,000+ 0.25 
0.25 
£3,000 up to £5,000 0.25 
0.25 
These interest rates are correct as at 04/01/2017.
 
Interest rates are variable. Customers are limited to a total of three Enhance accounts. 
 

Enhance interest is paid on balances up to £5,000. To get interest paid each month, you need to:

  • pay at least £1,000 into your account during the calendar month, and

  • keep your account in credit during the monthly billing period.

We do not pay interest on amounts above £5,000.

For more information about Enhance including the conditions that apply see Enhance

Explanation of terms

Silver account Enhance interest rates

Balance Interest paid monthly
  AER % Gross %
£0+ 0.25  0.25 
£1,000+ 0.25 
0.25 
£3,000 up to £5,000 0.25  0.25 
These interest rates are correct as at 04/01/2017.
 
Interest rates are variable. Customers are limited to a total of three Enhance accounts. 
 

Enhance interest is paid on balances up to £5,000. To get interest paid each month, you need to:

  • pay at least £1,000 into your account during the calendar month, and

  • keep your account in credit during the monthly billing period.

We do not pay interest on amounts above £5,000.

For more information about Enhance including the conditions that apply see Enhance

Explanation of terms

Gold account Enhance interest rates

Balance Interest paid monthly
  AER % Gross %
£0+ 0.25  0.25 
£1,000+ 0.25  0.25 
£3,000 up to £5,000 0.25  0.25 
These interest rates are correct as at 04/01/2017.
 
Interest rates are variable. Customers are limited to a total of three Enhance accounts. 
 

Enhance interest is paid on balances up to £5,000. To get interest paid each month, you need to:

  • pay at least £1,000 into your account during the calendar month, and

  • keep your account in credit during the monthly billing period.

We do not pay interest on amounts above £5,000.

For more information about Enhance including the conditions that apply see Enhance

Explanation of terms

Platinum account Enhance interest rates

Balance Interest paid monthly
  AER % Gross %
£0+ 0.25  0.25
£1,000+ 0.25 
0.25
£3,000 up to £5,000 0.25 
0.25
These interest rates are correct as at 04/01/2017.
 
Interest rates are variable. Customers are limited to a total of three Enhance accounts. 
 

Enhance interest is paid on balances up to £5,000. To get interest paid each month, you need to:

  • pay at least £1,000 into your account during the calendar month, and

  • keep your account in credit during the monthly billing period.

We do not pay interest on amounts above £5,000.

For more information about Enhance including the conditions that apply see Enhance

Explanation of terms

Premier account Enhance interest rates

Balance Interest paid monthly
  AER % Gross %
£0+ 0.25  0.25 
£1,000+ 0.25  0.25 
£3,000 up to £5,000 0.25  0.25 
These interest rates are correct as at 04/01/2017.
 
Interest rates are variable. Customers are limited to a total of three Enhance accounts. 
 

Enhance interest is paid on balances up to £5,000. To get interest paid each month, you need to:

  • pay at least £1,000 into your account during the calendar month, and

  • keep your account in credit during the monthly billing period.

We do not pay interest on amounts above £5,000.

For more information about Enhance including the conditions that apply see Enhance

Explanation of terms

Student account interest rates

Balance Interest paid monthly
  AER % Gross %
£1 - £500 5% 4.89%
These interest rates are correct as at 1/08/2014.
 
Interest rates are variable. Customers are limited to one Student bank account
 
Interest rates apply to your balance up to £500. We do not pay interest on balances above £500. 

Under 19's account

Balance Interest paid quarterly
  AER % Gross %
£1-£2,500 2.50  2.47 
£2,501+ 0.1 0.10 
These interest rates are correct as at 09/09/2013.
 
Interest rates are variable.
 

For information about Under 19s account

Overdraft rates

Personal Overdrafts - Planned and Unplanned Overdrafts

Account
Interest
 
% per month 
% EAR

Premier account

1.52 

19.84 

Platinum account

1.52 

19.84 

Gold account

1.52 

19.84 

Silver account

1.52 

19.84 

Classic account

1.52 

19.84

These interest rates are correct as at 01/02/2017. Interest rates are variable. Interest rates are variable, and apply to variants of the listed accounts i.e. Plus, and Enhance.

Student account - Planned and Unplanned Overdrafts

Student account % per month % EAR
£0 - £1,500 0.00  0.00 
£1,500+ 0.66 8.21 
These interest rates are correct as at 01/08/2014. Interest rates are variable.

Graduate account - Planned and Unplanned Overdrafts Graduate account % per month

Graduate account % per month % EAR
Year 1: £2,000+ 1.30 16.77
£0 - £2,000 0.00 0.00
Year 2: £1,500+ 1.30 16.77
£0 - £1,500 0.00 0.00
Year 3: £1,000+ 1.30 16.77
£0 - £1,000 0.00 0.00
These interest rates are correct as at 21/06/2011. Interest rates are variable.


We’ll never charge you more than £80 each monthly billing period for the total of all these fees:

  • Unplanned Overdraft Daily Usage Fees
  • Unplanned Monthly Overdraft Usage Fee
  • Unplanned Overdraft interest
  • Returned Item Fees

To make comparing bank products easier for you, banks are setting a maximum monthly charge for unplanned borrowing fees. Each bank may charge different fees, but all banks are explaining it the same way, with the same wording.

Monthly cap on unarranged overdraft charges

  1. Each current account will set a monthly maximum charge for:
    a) Going overdrawn when you have not arranged an overdraft.
    b) Going over/past your arranged overdraft limit (if you have one).
     
  2. This cap covers:
    a) Interest and fees for going over/past your arranged overdraft limit.
    b) Fees for each payment your bank allows despite lack of funds.
    c) Fees for each payment your bank refuses due to lack of funds.

Explanation of terms

Gross rate
The contractual rate of interest payable before deduction of income tax at the rate specified by law.

AER
AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year. As every advert for a savings product will contain an AER you can compare more easily what return you can expect from your savings over time.

EAR
EAR is the Equivalent Annual Rate. This is the actual annual rate of an overdraft. It doesn't take into account other fees and charges.

Interest is normally paid at the net rate unless the account falls within an exempt category or the account holder qualifies to receive interest gross. Interest rates may vary from time to time. All rates are per annum except where stated.

We’ve reduced our maximum monthly charge for your Unplanned Overdraft.

We’ve reduced the maximum that we’ll charge you for Unplanned Overdraft and Returned Item Fees.
 

Full details of our fees and charges can be found in our Banking Charges Guide.
Banking Charges Guide (PDF)

Or, we’ve already prepared some examples of the fees you’ll pay if you use our Unplanned Overdraft service, which you’ll find here.
Some fees explained (PDF)

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