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Current account switch

Switch your bank account
to Royal Bank

Switch to Royal Bank

The Current Account Switch Service will do all the work when it comes to switching, moving everything across from your old account all within 7 working days, including Direct Debits and standing orders. All you need to do is tell us the details of your old bank account and when you want the Switch to start.

Current Account Switch Guarantee (PDF, 39KB)

A Guide to Switching Current Accounts (PDF, 3MB)

How does the switching process work?

Day 1 and 2

The Current Account Switch Service will contact your old bank and they confirm if the switch can go ahead.

Day 3

Your new account will then be set up and your payments, like your salary and bill payments will be moved across.
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Day 6

We talk to your old bank about transferring your balance over.
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Day 7

Your balance will then be transferred and your old account will be closed. And that’s your switch complete.

Choose your account...

Select Account

Our basic everyday bank account

Bank on the go with our Mobile Banking app

No monthly fee

Reward accounts

Choose 1 of 3 Reward accounts

Earn Rewards

Account extras like Mobile phone insurance and Travel insurance on Reward Silver and Platinum

Monthly account fee

Premier accounts

Earn Rewards

Worldwide travel insurance

Extensive lifestyle benefits including: concierge service

Premier Banking criteria applies

 

Frequently asked questions

Are you ready to switch?

Do we already know you?

The first step is to apply for a current account with us

To start your switch, browse our range of eligible accounts and when you are ready, start the online application. You'll be able to request the switch during the application.

Do you have a current account with Royal Bank?

You’re all set

You’ll need these bits of info handy for your application:

  • The account number, sort code and debit card number of the bank account you want to switch to Royal Bank
  • The account number and sort code of your existing Royal Bank current account

The Current Account Switch Service will move everything across from your old bank account to your new Royal Bank current account within 7 working days. 

The first step is to apply for a current account with us

To start your switch, browse our range of eligible accounts and when you are ready, start the online application. You'll be able to request the switch during the application.