There’s no monthly fee to maintain the account.
The Fee Information Document (117 KB) details the main fees and charges on this account. For further explanation of our main terms and services take a look at our Glossary
An arranged overdraft is borrowing through your current account. This is a short-term borrowing method. It can give you a bit of extra money for urgent, unexpected costs that might come up.
Overdrafts depend on your circumstances and you must repay any overdraft when we ask in line with our General Terms and Conditions. We may ask you to repay all or part of your overdraft at any time but we'll try to notify you of this in advance. For more information on overdrafts click here
An arranged overdraft is when we let you borrow up to a pre-agreed limit – you can ask for one when you open your account or at any other time.
An unarranged overdraft occurs when your account goes overdrawn without an arranged overdraft in place or if your account goes over your arranged overdraft limit.
When you try to make a payment that would take you into an unarranged overdraft, we make the decision whether to allow or reject the payment based on your individual circumstances. If we allow a payment, it will take you into an unarranged overdraft. We don’t charge fees for allowing or refusing a payment due to lack of funds.
How much will it cost?
When you open your account you’ll get an arranged overdraft limit of £250. To increase this to £1,500 you’ll need to:
- register for Online Banking
- pay in £500 and continue to pay in at least £500 into your account every 4 months
- we’ll automatically increase your overdraft limit as shown below at the start of each year of study. You can ask to reduce the limit at any time.
The table below shows you how you’ll be charged for using your overdraft.
How does our overdraft compare? The purpose of a representative APR is to enable customers to compare the costs associated with different credit products.
|Arranged overdraft interest and charges||Representative 0% APR/ EAR (variable)|
|Unarranged overdraft interest and charges||Representative 0% APR/ EAR (variable)|
Overdrafts depend on your circumstances and you must repay any overdraft when we ask in line with our General Terms and Conditions.
You’ll be 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 and you don’t have the funds to cover them
- where a payment is refused as you don’t have enough funds.
You’ll also be automatically set up to receive an alert when your account goes further into arranged overdraft which may cause the cost to increase.
We’ll send the alerts before your account is charged so that you have plenty of time to pay in money and either avoid or reduce overdraft charges. If we don’t have a valid mobile number for you, we might not be able to reach you.
You can also register for other account alerts to help you to stay on top of your finances. For example, alerts to advise you when your balance has fallen below a set limit, or you have had a deposit into your account greater than a set amount.
For more information visit account alerts
You can manage your alerts settings at any time by using Online Banking. If you require further support please contact us or visit your local branch
If you need support with managing your money or if you’re in debt, please visit our money worries page for further support.