Managing your overdraft limit

Viewing your current arranged overdraft limit

If you already have an arranged overdraft on your current account, log into Internet Banking and your arranged overdraft limit will be shown on ‘Your accounts'. You can also do this through Mobile Banking.

Increasing or reducing your arranged overdraft limit

It’s easy to change your arranged overdraft limit whenever you need to. You can either reduce or apply to increase your arranged overdraft limit at any time using your internet banking or mobile banking app in just a few simple steps.

To do this, simply sign in to your internet banking or mobile banking app and select ‘more actions’ on the bank account that you have the overdraft set up on. Then select ‘overdrafts’ and follow the on-screen instructions so you can tell us the new arranged overdraft limit you would like.

If you are applying to increase your arranged overdraft limit you can benefit from an instant online decision and once approved your new arranged overdraft limit will be ready to use immediately.

If you would like to talk to someone about amending your arranged overdraft you can do this in branch or over the phone.

Cancelling your arranged overdraft

There’s no need to reduce or cancel your arranged overdraft if you aren’t actively using it, it’s there as a safety net if you do need it and you only ever pay for the amount of the arranged overdraft that you use.

If you do need to cancel your arranged overdraft, you can do this straightaway if your account is in credit. If you cancel your arranged overdraft, we might not be able to offer you the same arranged overdraft limit again in the future.

To cancel, your account needs to be in credit. Log into Internet Banking, select the ‘More actions’ button on your current account, then choose the ‘Manage overdraft’ button (found in the ‘Overdraft’ dropdown menu). Click ‘Cancel Arranged Overdraft’ and follow the on-screen instructions. You can also do this through Mobile Banking.

Information about applying for a new arranged overdraft limit

  • You need to be 18 to apply for an arranged overdraft
  • We can also reduce your arranged overdraft limit at any time. We will usually give 30 days notice before making any changes
  • If you have already had an arranged overdraft request declined by us within the last 30 days, please do not re-apply

Apply for an arranged overdraft

Have you already got a current account with us that offers an arranged overdraft?

Click the ‘Apply now’ button to sign into Internet Banking, then select ‘Overdrafts’ from the left hand ‘Our products and services’ panel, or alternatively from your bank account, select ‘More actions’ and then ‘Overdraft’.

If you already have an arranged overdraft you can apply to increase, decrease or remove your arranged overdraft from your Internet bank account.

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