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Our everyday bank account - Select

£150 to Switch & Stay
with our Select
bank account

Our most in-demand bank account makes banking simple

£150 Switch and Stay offer

Easy-to-use mobile banking app

Choose your way to pay with Apple Pay, Google Pay™ or Contactless Visa Debit. Limits apply.

Arranged overdraft available (subject to eligibility)

No monthly fee

Budget better, spend less

Spending will put your transactions in to categories, giving you a detailed view of where your money is going.

Available to customers aged 16+ who hold a Personal or Premier current account.

Check your credit score for free

Get on top of your finances by regularly monitoring your credit score in our mobile app

Available once opted in via the app (to customers aged 18+ with a UK address - provided by TransUnion).

View your accounts with other banks

View balances and transactions on selected accounts with participating UK banks. All your money on one screen.

You need to be registered for online banking with your other banks.

Get rewarded for saving regularly

We've just added Digital Regular Saver to our range of savings accounts. You'll get our highest interest rate when you save between £1-£50 by standing order each month, on balances up to £1000. What are you waiting for?

Specific account eligibility criteria and conditions apply.

Overdraft details

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.

Our £150 Switch and Stay offer

Switch to us to get an initial £100 and a further £50 if you stay with us. Choose from our Select and Reward account, or if you’re an existing customer simply switch into your Select, Reward, Reward Silver or Reward Platinum account.

How the Royal Bank Switch offer works

£100 offer details

  • Apply online via our website or mobile app and request a switch using the Current Account Switch service by 5pm on the 18th of November 2021, or if you are an existing customer simply request a switch online by this date.
  • Once your switch is initiated, the Current Account Switch Service will automatically move your existing payments and close your old account within 7 days.
  • Pay in at least £1,500 in total and log in to our Mobile Banking app or Online Banking by the 30th of December 2021.
  • Your first £100 will then paid in to your account with Royal Bank by the 28th of January 2022.

Additional £50 offer details

  • Once qualified for the £100 payment, make 10 eligible credit and/or debit transactions on your Current Account each calendar month (e.g. bill payments, debit card spend, direct debits and payments in and out) between January & September 2022 (excludes account interest, fees and charges).
  • Your second payment of £50 will then be paid in to your account by the 16th of November 2022.

What you need to know

We may end this offer at any time, and to be eligible, you must apply via our mobile app or website.

If you’ve had any cash back for switching to us (or NatWest/Ulster Bank) since October 2017, you won’t be eligible for this offer.

We can not switch savings accounts or ISAs through this service. Any other products you have with your old bank will not be moved at the same time.

Switch offer Terms & Conditions

Current Account Switch Guarantee

A Guide to Switching Current Accounts

How the Switch Service works & FAQ’s

How to open an account online

Apply online

During the application we'll ask for information about you such as your address, job etc. So have these ready.

Provide your ID

You'll need to provide proof of your ID and address. You might be able to do this online, look out for an email from us.

Check your details

We'll check we have everything we need to open your account. Look out for your new debit card in the post.

Your account is open

Start using your new account. Log in to Digital banking and download our mobile app to bank on the go.

Get ready to apply

Before you apply, we need to check you're happy with a few things. And ask you a few questions up front. Then we can make your application as quick and simple as it can be.

First things first. You can apply if you:

  • are aged 18 or over and a UK resident

How do I get additional support with my banking?

Banking My Way is a free service that allows you to record information about the support or adjustments you need to make banking easier. You can also let us know any additional support you may need to ensure all of our colleagues are aware of this. The information will be shared on our internal systems and therefore you will not need to repeat these requirements every time you interact with us. 

Once your account is open, you can record this through Digital Banking or with our colleagues in branches or over the phone.

Learn more about Banking My Way

Now please take a look at the important legal info

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.

All okay? You’re nearly ready to start.

To speed up your application for our Select account, we need to do a few final checks with you. They'll only take a minute.

Do we already know you?
If you have a current account, credit card, loan or savings account with the Royal Bank of Scotland please let us know.
What kind of account do you want?
Do you have any of the following forms of photo ID?
Passport, full UK Driving Licence (Government Photo ID), EU/EEA Driving License, EU/EEA National Identity Card, UK Provisional Driving Licence.

You're all set

Your application will be completely online, and you won't need to post us any information or visit a branch. 

  1. Tell us a bit about yourself and we'll set up your account.
  2. Our partner HooYu will then check your identity by matching you to your Photo ID. We might also ask for other information like proof of address. If you don't have your ID to hand you can finish this step later.
  3. Once they've confirmed your identity we'll activate your account.
We're sorry, we can't complete your application online. Would you like to proceed with our alternative process?
Please note: This process involves a number of extra steps for you to complete, including potentially visiting a branch. This means you'll have to wait longer to get your account open. Are you sure you're happy to proceed?

Please call the below number to proceed with your application

For more information on all forms of ID we accept, see here (opens in a new tab).

 

Return to current accounts.

Please confirm you have one of the following forms of ID:
Passport, full UK Driving Licence (Government Photo ID), EU/EEA Driving License, EU/EEA National Identity Card, UK Provisional Driving Licence.

You're all set

Your application will be completely online, and you won't need to post us any information or visit a branch. 

  1. Tell us a bit about yourself and we'll set up your account.
  2. Our partner HooYu will then check your identity by matching you to your photo ID. We might also ask for other information like proof of address. If you don't have your ID to hand you can finish this step later.
  3. Once they've confirmed your identity we'll activate your account.

Please call the number below to proceed with your application

For more information on all forms of ID we accept, see here (opens in a new tab).

Here's what to do next

We’ve made a few changes to how we open joint bank accounts.

The button below takes you to a dedicated page explaining exactly what you need to open your account.

As a summary:

  1. You create a joint account by adding the second applicant to an existing account
  2. You can either add the second applicant to an existing account, or if you’d like a completely new account, one of you can open a new account and then add the second applicant once it’s open. 
Do you have a current account with Royal Bank?
What would you like to do today?
Do you know your Digital Banking details?
If you log in to Digital Banking we can pre-fill some of the application for you.
What kind of account do you want?

You're all set

Depending on what ID we need to see, we may ask you for:

  • Photo ID, such as driving licence, Passport or EU ID card
  • Proof of your address, such as a utility bill, bank statement or driving licence

Look out for an email and text after you have applied from our security partners, DigiDocs. It'll have a link to securely upload your documents for us to check.

Here's what to do next

We’ve made a few changes to how we open joint bank accounts.

The button below takes you to a dedicated page explaining exactly what you need to open your account.

As a summary:

  1. You create a joint account by adding the second applicant to an existing account
  2. You can either add the second applicant to an existing account, or if you’d like a completely new account, one of you can open a new account and then add the second applicant once it’s open. 
What kind of account do you want?

You're all set

Depending on what ID we need to see, we may ask you for:

  • Photo ID, such as driving licence, Passport or EU ID card
  • Proof of your address, such as a utility bill, bank statement or driving licence

Look out for an email and text after you have applied from our security partners, DigiDocs. It'll have a link to securely upload your documents for us to check.

Here's what to do next

We’ve made a few changes to how we open joint bank accounts.

The button below takes you to a dedicated page explaining exactly what you need to open your account.

As a summary:

  1. You create a joint account by adding the second applicant to an existing account
  2. You can either add the second applicant to an existing account, or if you’d like a completely new account, one of you can open a new account and then add the second applicant once it’s open. 

Which account would you like to change?

You’re all set

During the application, you'll need:

  • The account number and sort code of the account you want to change

As you're changing your account, the account details and debit card will stay the same. Just to make life easier for you.

You’re all set

During the application, you'll need:

  • The account number and sort code of the account you want to change

As you're changing your account, the account details and debit card will stay the same. Just to make life easier for you.

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 Royal Bank current account within 7 working days. 

Do you know your Digital Banking details?
If you log in to Digital Banking we can pre-fill some of the application for you.
What kind of account do you want?

You're all set

Depending on what ID we need to see, we may ask you for:

  • Photo ID, such as driving licence, Passport or EU ID card
  • Proof of your address, such as a utility bill, bank statement or driving licence

Look out for an email and text after you have applied from our security partners, DigiDocs. It'll have a link to securely upload your documents for us to check

Here's what to do next

We’ve made a few changes to how we open joint bank accounts.

The button below takes you to a dedicated page explaining exactly what you need to open your account.

As a summary:

  1. You create a joint account by adding the second applicant to an existing account
  2. You can either add the second applicant to an existing account, or if you’d like a completely new account, one of you can open a new account and then add the second applicant once it’s open. 
What kind of account do you want?

You're all set

Depending on what ID we need to see, we may ask you for:

  • Photo ID, such as driving licence, Passport or EU ID card
  • Proof of your address, such as a utility bill, bank statement or driving licence

Look out for an email and text after you have applied from our security partners, DigiDocs. It'll have a link to securely upload your documents for us to check.

Here's what to do next

We’ve made a few changes to how we open joint bank accounts.

The button below takes you to a dedicated page explaining exactly what you need to open your account.

As a summary:

  1. You create a joint account by adding the second applicant to an existing account
  2. You can either add the second applicant to an existing account, or if you’d like a completely new account, one of you can open a new account and then add the second applicant once it’s open.