Managing your credit card
How to pay your credit card bill
Here are the different ways that a RBS Credit Card Bill can be paid, and the time to allow for each payment method. Please bear in mind that working days are Monday to Friday, excluding weekends and bank holidays.
- Pay by Direct Debit
- Pay using Digital Banking
- Pay using Credit Card Online Services
- Pay using Telephone Banking
- Pay at your local RBS branch
- Pay using your debit card
- Pay by post
- Pay at a branch of another Bank
- Pay using another Banks online or telephone banking service
You can set up a monthly Direct Debit for the minimum required payment or full amount over the phone or via RBS Credit Card Online Services.
To register for RBS Credit Card Online Services simply visit www.rbs.co.uk/cardservices and follow the on-screen instructions. Alternatively, call the customer service number which is on the reverse of your card.
If you set up a Direct Debit for the minimum or the full amount, the payment is claimed 25 calendar days from the statement date or shortly afterwards.
If you set up a Direct Debit for the full amount, the payment is claimed 15 calendar days from the statement date or shortly afterwards.
RBS current account customers can register for Digital Banking. If you are already registered, log in and go to the "Payment – Pay your credit card" section and follow the on-screen instructions. Your payment will take two hours via faster payment.
To register for RBS Credit Card Online Services visit www.rbs.co.uk/cardservices. Once registered follow the on-screen instructions to make your payment. Please note that any payments by debit card may take up to two days.
RBS current account customers can register for telephone banking by calling:
0845 722 2348 (Minicom 0800 4046 160), if your account is held in Scotland
0345 301 0896 (Minicom 0800 0681 289), if your account is held in England & Wales
If you are already registered for telephone banking, simply call 03457 24 24 24 to make a payment.
Your payment will take two hours via faster payment.
Payment can be made by presenting your credit card, your bank giro credit slip or providing your credit card number.
In RBS branches by Single Branch Payment (current account customers only)
Payment can be made from your current account via Chip and Pin once a record has been set up. For assistance in setting up a Single Branch Payment, visit the branch with your credit card details.
Please call the customer service number on the back of your card. It may take two working days to process these payments.
If paying by cheque, funds must be cleared before payment is accepted.
Complete your bank giro credit slip and take it, with your payment and statement, to any bank displaying the MasterCard or Visa logo. Please be aware that the bank may charge for this.
Cheques should be payable to Royal Bank of Scotland (please write your card number after Royal Bank of Scotland on the payee line). Send the cheque and completed bank giro credit slip to The Royal Bank of Scotland, Milton Keynes, MK77 1SE. Please allow 7 full working days for payment to be accepted. Funds must be cleared before payment is accepted. Cheques shouldn’t be post dated. If payment is received using a post dated cheque we accept no responsibility for loss of interest or charges incurred.
Please quote your credit card number and sort code (both found on bank giro credit slip). If a bank account number is requested, please quote 00000000. You cannot use these details for a Chaps payment.
This takes two hours for faster payments and three full working days for other payments
Managing your card
The Faster Payments service allows participating banks to provide same day processing of electronic payments such as funds transfer, bill payments and standing orders. This means that payments to your RBS credit card made on the internet, by telephone or in any branch of RBS by Cash or Single Branch Payment will usually be applied to your available funds within two hours regardless of when the request is received. Payments may take longer to appear on your account (generally within two days) but will be back dated to the date the payment is made.
Cheques will generally take up to three days to clear and for the payment to be accepted and shown in your account.