Switching your bank account to us is easy

Switch to Ulster

Thinking of switching your bank account to us?

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.

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.

Current Account Switch Guarantee (PDF, 39KB)

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

How does the Switch process work?

This service is only available to switch Current Accounts. Any other products you have with your old bank will not be moved at the same time. 

Over 40 UK banks and building societies have signed-up to the Current Account Switch Service. You can check if your existing bank provider is a participant here.

Day 1 & 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.

Day 6 & 7

We talk to your old bank about transferring your balance over. On Day 7 your balance will then be transferred and your old account will be closed. And that's your switch complete!

Frequently asked questions

Ready to switch?

To help your switch progress as smoothly as possible, please ensure your personal details are the same on both your Ulster Bank account and the account you’d like to move. If you are moving a joint account, this can only be switched to a joint account in the same names.

New to Ulster Bank?

Simply choose a current account and complete the online application or give us a call. As part of your application we'll ask for the details of the account you want to move.

Already have an Ulster Bank current account?

Switch a current account held elsewhere to your existing current account using the Current Account Switch Service.