Current account switch

Switch to Ulster Bank 

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 Current Account Switch Service work?

How does the Switch process work?

Step 1 

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

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Step 2 

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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Step 3 

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!

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Switching with third party permissions

If you have given permissions to third party providers to make payments on your behalf, or to access your financial information, access to these services won’t be transferred automatically to your new account as part of the Current Account Switch Service.

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.

Already have an Ulster Bank current account? 

As you already have a current account with us you can start the process straight away.

Just tell us the details for the account you want to switch (account numbers, names and sort codes) and we'll handle the rest.

Please note, a partial switch does not qualify for any switch incentives we may offer.

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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. 

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