Top up your loan

Need to borrow
a little extra?

Representative 3.4% APR

How to borrow more

When you apply for a new loan, we'll ask if you want to keep or close your old loan during the application process, you have two options.

Option 1 - Replace your existing loan with a new loan for a larger amount

What happens

In the application apply for a total amount you require to pay off your existing loan plus any additional funds you require.

Your existing loan will be repaid and closed down and the remaining balance released to you; the total borrowing will now be at the new interest rate as your previous loan will have been repaid.

What to remember

When repaying your existing loan early, you'll pay 58 days interest. If the remaining term of the existing loan is less than 58 days (or 28 days) you will pay interest on the remaining number of days to close the loan early. Please remember, if you decide to borrow over a longer term, this may mean that you'll pay more interest overall. 

To find out your outstanding loan balance, current rate, and your Early Repayment Charge, please call us or visit your local branch. 

If you cancel your new loan in the 14 day cancellation period we are under no obligation to reinstate your old loan. However we could offer a new loan for the amount of the old loan at the current rates available. 

Option 2 - Open a new loan and run two side-by-side

What happens

In the application you apply only for the additional funds you require.

Your old loan will continue to be repaid at its current interest rate. So if its already a low rate of interest you might want to leave it open.

What to remember

Closing a loan early incurs early resettlement interest, you'll avoid this if you leave the loans open. 

Loan repayment terms

This is the length of time you can take a loan over, depending on the amount you're borrowing and what it will be used for.

Loan calculator

Is the loan for home improvements?

How much would you like to borrow?

Home improvement loans of £7,500 or more are available over an extended term of up to 10 years.
Borrowing amounts of £7,500 or more are available over an extended term of up to 8 years.

How long would you like to repay?

Representative Example

Borrowing

£7,500

Over

1 year and & 0 months

Monthly Repayment

£137.55

Total Repayment

£8,253.00

Representative

3.9

% APR

(Annual Percentage Rate)
Interest rate

3.9

% p.a

(Fixed)

A handy explanation of APR

How to top up your loan

Start application

Use our Quick Quote tool to see how likely you are to be accepted for a new loan or go straight to 'Ready to apply'. Login to your online banking to pre-fill some details.

Fill in questions

Simply complete the application and choose your loan amount depending on which method you would like to borrow more.

What happens next?

If accepted, we'll either open a new loan for you, or repay and close your old loan. Your remaining balance and new funds will then be available for you.

Find out if you're likely to be approved

Don't worry, there's no impact on your credit rating.

If you meet our eligibility criteria, we'll show you how much you may be able to borrow, your personalised interest rate and monthly payments. 

If you're approaching retirement, please call us or visit a branch rather than using this tool.

Helpful information

What type of borrowing is right for me?

Depending on what you need money for, a credit card or overdraft might be a better option than a loan. Our Borrowing Options tool will help you figure out what type of lending will suit you best. 

Ready to apply

Great. Let's get started. Are you a...

To apply for a loan, you must:

Be at least 18 years old

Be a UK resident

Not have been declared bankrupt in the last 6 years

Be a Royal Bank of Scotland current account customer for at least 3 months

Not have applied for a personal loan with us within the last 28 days

Intend to use your loan for acceptable purposes

You can't take out a loan for...

  • Buying or putting down a deposit on a property, static caravan or land
  • Household bills, rent or mortgage payments
  • Car tax
  • Business purposes
  • Payments in arrears
  • Tax avoidance arrangements 
  • Court or solicitors' fees
  • Gambling
  • Buying shares or other investment funds

How your information might be used

It's important for you to understand how we use and share your information. Please read this short summary before you continue with your application. 

Important information

We want you to be sure this loan is right for you. So before you carry on, please take a look at our lending commitments. They explain what you can expect from us and what we ask of you.

Are you ready to carry on?

Do you use Digital Banking?

So we can save you time by pre-filling parts of your application, please log in to your account.

Let's get started

To apply for a loan, you must:

Be at least 18 years old

Be a UK resident

Be a Royal Bank of Scotland credit card or mortgage customer for at least 6 months

Not have been declared bankrupt in the last 6 years

Not have applied for a personal loan with us within the last 28 days

Intend to use your loan for acceptable purposes

You can't take out a loan for...

  • Buying or putting down a deposit on a property, static caravan or land
  • Household bills, rent or mortgage payments
  • Car tax
  • Business purposes
  • Payments in arrears
  • Tax avoidance arrangements 
  • Court or solicitors' fees
  • Gambling
  • Buying shares or other investment funds

How your information might be used

It's important for you to understand how we use and share your information. Please read this short summary before you continue with your application

Important information

We want you to be sure this loan is right for you. So before you carry on, please take a look at our lending commitments. They explain what you can expect from us and what we ask of you.

Are you ready to carry on?

Do you use Digital Banking?

So we can save you time by pre-filling in parts of your application, please log in to your account.

Let's get started

Anything else we can help you with?