Premier Bank Accounts

Open a Premier
Reward Black account

Benefits for when you're at home or away

Enjoy worldwide family travel insurance

Access to over 1,000 international airport lounges with Dragon Pass Premier

24/7 Concierge Service

UK and European car breakdown cover

2% back in Rewards on 7 types of household bills paid by Direct Debit. On 1st February 2020 we're changing the way you can earn Rewards. 

£31 monthly fee

Reward Black Eligibility

Available to Premier banking customers who are aged 18 or over and a UK resident. You must also meet one of the following criteria: have a minimum £100k sole income or £120k joint income paid into your Royal Bank account, or £500k minimum mortgage borrowing with us, or Minimum £100k savings or investments held with us. To keep earning Rewards on your household bills, you must log into online or mobile banking at least once every three months.

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 Switch service work?

I already have a Reward Black account

Learn more about our Royal Bank Premier Black app or find out how to set-up and use your account benefits.

Account benefits

Rewards

What are Rewards?

Get rewarded on seven types of household bills paid by Direct Debit. Your Reward balance can grow quickly - they’re easy to earn and exchange.

How do I earn Rewards?

You’ll earn 2% on eligible household bills paid by Direct Debit and at least 1% at our partner retailers.

How do I exchange Rewards?

It’s easy. Once your balance is the equivalent of £5, we’ll give you a choice of what you can do with them. You can bank them, trade them or donate them to one of our chosen charities.

Worldwide Airport Lounge Access

DragonPass Premier gives you unlimited access to over 1,000 lounges worldwide, plus you can enjoy discounts at airport restaurants, cafes and spas. Many lounges can now be pre-booked for just £5 per person per visit to avoid disappointment during busy travel times. You can also bring travel guests (£20 per person).

Worldwide Travel Insurance

Love travel? Our worldwide travel insurance covers you and your family for trips up to 90 days, including 31 days for winter sports. The policy also has £10 million medical expenses cover (underwritten by U K Insurance Ltd).

Travel Money

You’ll get preferential rates on foreign currency from our Travel Money Service – we’ll even deliver to your door.

Black Travel Service

You could enjoy 10% discount off breaks, holidays, car hire and overseas travel when you use the Black Travel Service.

Using your debit card abroad

No Non-Sterling Transaction Fee when you using your Reward Black debit card abroad.

Insurance

Mobile Phone Insurance

Many of us run our lives on our mobiles. Our mobile phone policy covers loss, theft, accidental damage and breakdown (once your manufacturer’s warranty has expired). Underwritten by American International Group UK Limited.

UK & European car breakdown cover

Green Flag provide our UK & European Breakdown cover which includes returning you and your vehicle to your home address in the UK. We’ll give you options to get you to your destination if your vehicle can’t be fixed (Underwritten by U K Insurance Limited).

Home Emergency Service

24/7 home emergency cover up to £750 including VAT (underwritten by U K Insurance Limited). We only use approved repairers – finding someone you can count on.

Lifestyle

24/7 Black Concierge Service

Our 24/7 Black Concierge Service can help you with things like getting your hands on hard-to-get tickets or booking a table at a top restaurant anywhere in the world.

Black Ticket Service

Your Black account gives you access to live entertainment at reduced prices. Receive 25% cash back on up to six tickets per event, at up to four events per year. Choose from theatre shows, musicals, operas and sporting events throughout the UK and Ireland.

Cinema discount

Take advantage of up to 40% off the price of cinema tickets.

Receipt Management

Free access to our Receipt Management tool.

We're changing the way you can earn Rewards

On the 1st February 2020, instead of earning 2% back in Rewards on household bills, you’ll earn £9 a month back in Rewards for 2 or more Direct Debits – 2 of those Direct Debits need to be at least £4.50 each. Plus, earn an extra £1 a month back in Rewards with 1 mobile app log in.

That’s up to £10 a month back in Rewards to spend on whatever you like!

More about the changes

Not sure Rewards are for you?

View our everyday bank account with no monthly fee and all our standard features that help make your banking hassle free.

Other features...

Mobile Banking App

Our Mobile Banking app is secure, easy to use and lets you do lots of useful everyday banking tasks when on the move. It’s available to Digital Banking customers with UK or International mobile number in specific countries.

Use your account benefits

Make the most of your Premier Reward Black account with the Royal Bank Premier Black app.

Other features...

How do overdrafts work?

An arranged overdraft can be useful for short term borrowing. Understand arranged and unarranged overdrafts and their impact on your account. An overdraft is a form of borrowing and is repayable on demand.

How much will an overdraft cost?

Understand the cost and impact of overdrafts and whether you're eligible to apply for one. If you don't repay what is owed, you could harm your credit score and borrowing capability.

How to apply online

Have ID ready

We’ll need some details from you, such as your address history, monthly income and some ID.

Start your application

You can apply online right now if you are ready. Just use the section below to tell us about yourself.

How long will it take?

You should be able to complete the online application within an average lunch break.

I'm ready to apply

To open this account you must meet these requirements:

 
Aged 18+
A UK resident
To earn Rewards you need to log into Digital or Mobile Banking at least once every three months.


You must also meet one of these criteria:

Minimum £100k sole income or £120k joint income paid into your Royal Bank account.

£500k minimum mortgage borrowing with us.

Minimum £100k savings or investments held with us.

Important information

If you carry on applying, it means you're happy with what's in these documents, including the FSCS information sheet. And happy to view your statements in Digital Banking - not posted. Please take some time to review, print and/or save the important information.

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.

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