What you can get

  • Business overdrafts from £500-£25,000
  • Only pay interest on the amount you borrow on the days you’re overdrawn


  • You have a Santander business current account
  • Your business is registered in the UK
  • All directors, owners (shareholders) or partners are aged 18 or over and UK residents
  • You’re a sole trader or your business is a partnership, limited liability partnership, private limited company or a trust
  • You haven’t been a disqualified director or a director of a failed business within the last 6 years
  • You have a good credit history and haven’t been declared bankrupt or had an Individual Voluntary Arrangement in the last 6 years (either the company, directors, owners or partners)

Arranged overdraft

(subject to status)

  • Up to and including 5 April 2020 representative 5.75% EAR (variable). From 6 April 2020 representative 10.00% EAR (variable)
  • Annual fee 1% of the agreed overdraft (minimum fee £50)

There are fees associated with overdrafts on the 1|2|3 Business Current Account and Business Current Account.

Overdraft interest rates and fees


Up to and including 5 April 2020

From 6 April 2020

Arranged overdraft annual fee

1% of agreed overdraft (minimum fee £50)

1% of agreed overdraft (minimum fee £50)

Arranged overdraft interest rate

5.75% EAR (variable) (Bank of England Base Rate plus 5%)

10.00% EAR (variable)

Unarranged overdraft interest rate

25.75% EAR (variable) (Bank of England Base Rate plus 25%)

No interest

Unpaid item fee

No fee

No fee

Paid item fee

No fee

No fee

The Client Current Account doesn’t offer an arranged overdraft. You can find details of the account’s unarranged overdraft fees on the Client Current Account page. Please see the Key Facts Document in the ‘Key documents’ section for full details.

If you have a Business Everyday Current Account (no longer on sale), you have slightly different rates and fees

We’ll let you know at least 30 days before we debit your annual renewal fee and at least 14 days before we debit your monthly charges and interest.

If your business needs an arranged overdraft over £25,000, take a look at Corporate and Commercial Banking

Everything you need to know before you apply

The documents below have important overdraft information, so we recommend reading them before you apply. You should save or print them so you can refer to them in the future.



If you opened a 1|2|3 Business Current Account or Business Current Account before 28 March 2019 or hold a Business Everyday Current Account, please see your Key Facts Document

Account alerts

Unless you’ve opted out, you’re automatically set up to receive text alerts when:

  • your account makes or may make use of an unarranged overdraft
  • you have regular payments due on your account for which you have insufficient funds to cover, we will ask you to pay into your account to ensure these payments are made;
  • where a payment is refused as you don’t have enough funds.

You can also register to receive an alert when:

  • your account makes use of an arranged overdraft


What happens after I apply?

Our Business Overdraft is subject to status. If your application is approved, we'll send you a letter confirming the overdraft facility.


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