Savings Account Charges

This section tells you about the charges that apply to your savings account.

CHAPS fee

If you ask us to transfer money electronically from your account to another UK account using the CHAPS system we’ll charge you a fee of £25.

Charges for international payments out of your account

The Bank of Scotland International Payment charge is £9.50* regardless of the amount you send or the way you make the payment. If you share the international payment charges with the recipient, you will only pay the Bank of Scotland charge and the recipient will pay their bank’s charges and any agent bank charges that apply.

If you choose to pay both our charge and all agent bank charges, you will pay our charge and the Correspondent Bank Fee that replaces all agent bank charges. The recipient bank may still charge its customer a fee but we cannot provide information about such a fee. The amount of the Correspondent Bank Fee depends on the location of the recipient bank:

ZoneCorrespondent Bank Fee
Zone 1 (USA, Canada and Europe (non-EEA)) £12
Zone 2 (rest of the world) £20

You will share international payment charges with the recipient when the payment is made:
- in any currency using Internet Banking; or
- in any currency to a bank account in the EEA; or
- in any EEA currency to a bank account in Switzerland, Monaco or San Marino.

Sharing the charges means you will pay our charge and the recipient will pay their bank’s charges and any agent bank charges that apply.

If you make any other international payment, you can choose either:
a) to share charges; or
b) to pay both our charge and all agent bank charges.

If you choose option b), you will pay our charge and the Correspondent Bank Fee that replaces all agent bank charges. The recipient bank may charge its customer a fee but we cannot provide information about such a fee. This payment type can only be made through one of our branches or telephone banking.

* This charge will not apply to payments in sterling sent to a bank account within the EU from our Basic Account or received from a bank account within the EU to our Basic Account.

Charges for international payments into your account

Amount paid into your accountFee
International payments into your account for £100 or less
(after we’ve converted the money into sterling)
£2
International payments into your account over £100
(after we’ve converted the money into sterling)
£7

The fee you pay will be calculated after we’ve converted the money into sterling. We’ll do this on the day we pay it into your account.

Copy statements

If you request a copy of a statement that has previously been issued to you, you may be charged a fee of £5 for each request. You will not be charged this fee if you have a passbook or use Online Banking and are registered for paper-free statements or if you have not previously been sent the statement.

We may make an additional charge for excessive requests (such as for many duplicate statements). However, we will let you know beforehand so that you can choose whether or not to continue with your request.

Special presentation

You may ask us to specially present a cheque for a fee of £10.

Foreign currency, travellers cheques and cross-border transfers

You may ask us to use a number of special services relating to foreign currency, travellers cheques and the telegraphic transfer of money abroad. Ask at any of our branches for details

Withdrawals by banker’s draft

You cannot withdraw any amount less than £500 from your savings account by banker’s draft

Using cash machines for non-sterling cash withdrawals

If you use your savings card to make a cash withdrawal (at a cash machine) in a currency other than sterling, it is converted to sterling on the day it is processed. Visa convert the currency using the Visa Payment Scheme exchange rate on the day. We will charge you a non-sterling transaction fee of 2.99% of the value of the transaction and a non-sterling cash fee of £1.50. Where you allow the cash machine operator/financial service provider to make the conversion to sterling, we will only charge a foreign cash fee of £1.50. The provider of the foreign currency may make a separate charge for conversion.

Interest for overdrawn accounts

You shouldn’t allow your savings account to become overdrawn. If this does happen we won’t currently charge you any interest, but you should repay your overdrawn balance immediately.