Features and benefits


 

  • Instant decision when you apply online and, in the majority of cases, we’ll tell you how much you could borrow and if you’re likely to be approved when you get your quote. This won't impact your credit score
  • You can apply for up to two repayment holidaysIf you take a repayment holiday, interest will still be charged, so you'll pay more overall and your loan term will be extended. each year, subject to approval.
  • Loans are available to existing customers from £1,000 to £35,000 over 1 to 7 years
  • Flexibility to make additional payments, with no extra charge
  • You can repay your loan in full at any time. If you repay your loan in full, we will make an early settlement adjustment of up to 58 days' interest.

Your personalised quote will depend on the loan amount, term you request and your personal circumstances.

Paying it back - what you need to know

Managing your loan - it's easy to keep track of your loan using Internet Banking or the Mobile Banking app, but you can also phone us or visit us in branch.

Repayment holidays - you can apply for up to two repayment holidays per year, subject to approval. Just be aware, interest will still be charged so you'll pay more overall, and your loan term will be extended.

Fixed repayments – each month your repayment will be collected by Direct Debit from the bank account you've selected.

You can apply for a loan if you:

  • are an existing Bank of Scotland customer with a Bank of Scotland bank account (excluding Easycash) held for at least 1 month
  • are over 18 years old and are a UK resident with a permanent UK address (excluding the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
  • are in paid employment or have a regular income
  • are not in full time education
  • have not been declined for credit in the last month
  • do not have a history of bad credit such as arrears, county court judgements (CCJs), default or bankruptcy.

Log in to Internet Banking and get your personalised quote in 1 minute. We'll also tell you if you're likely to be approved. And it won't affect your credit score.
 

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View a sample Personal Loan Agreement (pdf 205kb)

What reasons you may want a loan for:

You can use a personal loan for almost any purpose such as:

A new car - buying a car with a Bank of Scotland Personal Loan could give you the flexibility you need.
 

Debt consolidation - bringing all your existing borrowing into one loan could help you manage things easier.
 

Home improvements - a loan could help your plans to renovate or make extra space in your home.

However, we cannot offer a loan for any of these reasonsWe will not lend for - speculative purchases, for example: gambling, investments and share purchases, any illegal purposes, business related purposes, purchase/lease of land or property, either full or part purchase (including deposit) or for timeshares/holiday clubs.

Ways to apply

Online

Get a personalised quote and decision in minutes with no effect on your credit rating.

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In branch

To speak to an adviser in branch, you'll need to book an appointment.

Find your nearest branch



By phone

If you hold a Bank of Scotland bank account, call us on 0345 604 7291.

If you have a credit card, mortgage or existing loan with us, call us on 0330 123 0291.

Lines are open Mon-Sun 8am to 10pm.

Managing your loan online

You can manage your loan by logging onto Internet Banking. There you can:

  • View your loan statement
  • Apply for a repayment holiday.
  • Make additional payments - with no charge
  • Get an early settlement quote
  • Pay off your loan early. 
  • Reinstate a cancelled direct debit.

Log in to Internet Banking

Set up the Mobile Banking app

  • It’s fast, simple and secure.
  • Access to app exclusive features like changing your address.
  • Login using fingerprint or Face ID with a compatible device.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) support

We’re with you during this crisis. If your income has been affected by coronavirus, we’re here to support you.

Making sure you get a fair deal

We want you to find a product that's right for your circumstances which is why we adhere to the Standards of Lending Practice, which are monitored and enforced by the Lending Standards Board.

To find out more you can read the statement of responsibilities, which details what's expected of us, the lender and you the borrower.

Please note: Our Mobile Banking app is supported by devices running iOS or Android. The app is not compatible with some older versions of the operating systems – check the App Store or Google Play for more details.

If your phone has been subjected to unauthorised modifications (e.g. jailbroken or rooted) the app will not be compatible with your device.

Android/Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc. Apple, the Apple logo, Touch ID and Face ID are trademarks of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

We don't charge you for Mobile Banking, but your mobile operator may charge for some services, please check with them. It may be unlawful to use some Internet and Mobile Banking services in some countries. Please check before you travel. Services may be affected by phone signal and functionality.

Bank of Scotland plc. Registered in Scotland No. SC327000. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 169628.