What you can get (for a £10 monthly fee to maintain the account)
- Arranged overdraft facility (subject to status) - learn more in the 'Overdrafts and charges' section below
- Arranged overdraft interest capped at £20 per month
- No unarranged overdraft interest - if you exceed your agreed arranged overdraft limit and enter into an unarranged overdraft, you'll still incur the arranged overdraft interest
- Earn up to 15% cashback with Retailer Offers when you use your Santander debit card at a range of major retailers
- You're over 18 and live in the UK permanently
If you have an arranged overdraft on your account, we’ll automatically waive interest on up to the first £500 between 6 April and 9 July 2020. We’ll also temporarily discount the standard arranged overdraft interest rate to 19.90% EAR (variable) on all of our current accounts offer an overdraft (where the standard rate is higher) during the same period.
If you have a Choice Current Account or open a new one, we won’t collect the £10 monthly fee to maintain the account between 6 April and 9 July 2020.
These measures apply to both new and existing customers. We’ll apply them automatically if you have an overdraft so you don’t need to do anything. For more information see our FAQs. The terms of your account aren’t changing. Your usual rates are below and in communications like statements and alerts as they’ll still show what charges would be if the temporary measures weren't in place.
There’s a £10 monthly fee to maintain the account. This is paid from your account automatically each month.
The Fee Information Document details the main fees and charges, on this account, including those associated with using an overdraft facility.
For further explanation of our main terms and services take a look at our Glossary
An overdraft lets you borrow through your current account. It’s intended mainly for short term costs or emergencies and isn’t generally suitable for longer-term borrowing. There is a cost associated with using an overdraft. The way you manage your overdraft, for example if you don’t repay your interest and charges regularly, may affect your credit file. This could make it harder or more expensive to get credit with us or other providers in the future.
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.
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.Am I eligible? How much will it cost?
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 33.55% APR/ 29.94% EAR (variable)|
|Unarranged overdraft interest and charges||Representative 0% APR/ EAR (variable)|
The Choice Current Account has a monthly total overdraft interest charge cap of £20.
If you're switching to us there'll be no arranged overdraft interest charged for the first 4 months
You're over 18 and live in the UK permanently.
You can access the Choice Current Account anytime, anywhere;
- Online Banking
- Mobile Banking app
- Register to receive mobile-to-mobile payments with Paym
Face-to-face support in branch and UK-based telephone support:
- In branch
- Telephone Banking
- Post Office
Keep your banking details private and secure.
For more information about our approach to security as well as more useful information to help you stop the threat of fraud visit our Security Centre
You'll automatically receive a monthly statement in your 'e-Documents' with Online Banking. Paper statements are available, and if requested will be sent once every three months unless you ask for monthly paper statements. You may also request statements in an alternative format, such as braille.
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Information correct as at 5 May 2020.