Switch to Royal Bank and get £150
Get more from your bank account
£10 monthly fee
Earn 2% in Rewards on 7 types of household bills paid by Direct Debit. On average our Reward customers earn £83 a year in Rewards (not incl. monthly fee) based on monthly bills of £345
Also includes insurance cover for European travel and your mobile phone
Like all of our current accounts, you can use Apple Pay and Google Pay™ for payments with your phone, and Paym, to send money securely with just a telephone number and our mobile banking app
To apply, you must be 18+ and a UK resident. To earn Rewards you need to log into Digital or Mobile Banking at least once every three months.
Switch today and get £150
This offer is available to new and existing customers. Just use the Current Account Switch Service to close your current account held elsewhere and switch to us before 8th March 2019.
You'll need to pay in at least £1,500 and log in to Digital or Mobile Banking by 12th April 2019. We'll then credit your Royal Bank account by the 10th May 2019.
Features and benefits
What are Rewards?
What are Rewards – in detail
When you open a Reward Silver account, you’ll earn Rewards on eligible household bills. You could earn £83 on average in Rewards a year. This figure is based on paying 7 types of eligible household bills of £345 a month and is before the Reward monthly account fee is paid. 5.00 Rewards = £5.00.
How do I earn Rewards?
How do I earn Rewards - in detail
When you open a Reward bank account, you’ll earn Rewards on selected household bills. You could earn £83 on average in Rewards a year. This figure is based on paying 7 types of selected household bills of £345 a month and is before the Reward monthly account fee is paid. 5 Rewards = £5.00.
Earn 2% back in Rewards on eligible household bills
You’ll automatically earn Rewards on the following bills as long as you pay them by Direct Debit: Council Tax, gas, electricity, mobile, landline TV package and broadband. Payments to billing organisations which are for other services such as maintenance, repairs or insurance will not earn Rewards.
Earn 1% back in Rewards at partner retailers
You can earn at least 1% at our partner retailers when you use your Royal Bank of Scotland debit card.
Earn additional Rewards when you shop with our Reward credit card. Representatative 23.7% APR (variable). Annual fee applies - refunded if you have a Reward current account.
To apply you must be 18+, a mainland UK resident and earning at least 10k per year. Find out more
How do I exchange Rewards?
How do I exchange Rewards – in detail
Once you have opened your Reward Silver bank account you can set up a MyRewards account. This is where your Rewards are automatically stored. It’s also where you go to check your personalised offers or your Rewards balance. 5.00 Rewards = £5.00. Once it’s the equivalent of £5 or more, you can choose any of the following:
Convert your Rewards into money by simply transferring it into your Royal Bank of Scotland bank account. It takes 5 days to clear into your chosen account.
Exchange your Rewards for gift cards or codes at our selected partner retailers.
Convert your Rewards into money and donate it to one of our chosen charities.
Travel Insurance – in detail
The policy covers you and joint account holders.
If you or your joint account holders are aged 70 or over, there’s a £75 annual premium per person insured aged 70 or over.
To find out if you can extend your travel insurance to include cover for any new or existing medical conditions please call 0345 607 5154 (or Minicom number 0370 600 0856). If you have an existing medical condition, you may have to pay an additional premium or accept that your cover may exclude certain conditions.
Fee free debit card purchases abroad
Free free debit card purchases abroad - in detail
Use your Reward Silver debit card for purchases anywhere in the world without the worry of incurring extra charges or carrying around lots of cash.
No Foreign Purchase fee when you make a payment outside the UK or payment in a foreign currency.
Not valid for ATM withdrawals. Other local fees may apply.
Mobile phone insurance
Mobile phone insurance - in detail
Covers the phone you use on a daily basis. If your account is in joint names, cover is also provided for the phone the other account holder uses on a daily basis. There is no cover for phones owned by your employer.
1 successful claim can be made on this policy in any 12-month period. If this is a joint account, both account holders can make 1 successful claim, with a maximum of 2 per account.
Claims are settled by repairing your phone, where possible. If we are unable to repair your phone, or it has been lost or stolen, we will replace the phone. Our replacement phones are refurbished handsets in ‘as new’ condition using genuine manufacturer parts.
There is a £100 excess for each successful claim.
Cinema discount - in detail
Buy online through Membership Services and take advantage of up to 40% off the price of cinema tickets.
Valid at over 250 UK cinemas including Vue, ODEON and Showcase
Any day, any time, any film
tastecard - in detail
Some restaurants may exclude tastecard use on Friday or Saturday evenings, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, the whole of December and potentially other “event” type days.
Where restaurants offer 50% off they may limit the number of people; where restaurants offer 2 for 1 this does not include side dishes or extras.
Some restaurants require the customer to book prior to arriving.
Switch bank accounts
Switch bank accounts
Apply before the 8th March 2019 to get £150. Simply use the Current Account Switch Service to close your account held elsewhere, pay in at least £1,500 and log in to Digital or Mobile Banking by 12th April 2019.
We'll then credit your Royal Bank account by the 10th May 2019.
We’ll do all the work when it comes to switching. This will include moving everything across from your old account to your new Royal Bank account, including Direct Debits, standing orders etc. all within 7 working days. All you need to do is tell us the details of your old bank account and when you want the Switch to start.
What can you get up to with our mobile app?
Log in with your fingerprint on selected Apple and Android devices– it’s simple, secure and fast.
View, cancel and amend your regular payments – so you manage your bills where and when it suits you. Limits apply.
Easily pay family and friends using their mobile number - (as long as they have our mobile app or are registered for Paym). Pay Your Contacts makes it quick and easy, and they’ll get the money instantly. Limits apply.
Get cash without your card – Ideal if you’ve left your card at home. Simply go to any Royal Bank or Tesco cash machine and follow the steps in the app. You can withdraw up to £130 every 24 hours.
That’s only half the story. Find out what else you can do. More about Mobile app.
Arranged Overdraft in detail
An Arranged Overdraft is a short-term way to borrow and can be a really useful way to pay for unexpected bills. An Arranged Overdraft means we’ve approved extra funds for you, which are available on your current account.
What you should know
You can arrange an overdraft with this bank account. We will only charge you interest and/or fees if you use your Arranged Overdraft. Subject to eligibility.
How much will I get?
It depends. We’ll look at your individual circumstances and decide on your overdraft limit. We’ll take into account age, earnings and credit rating.