Switching your bank account to us is easy

Switch to Ulster

Thinking of switching your bank account to us?

For new customers

Before starting your switch, you will need to have a current account open with us and be over the age of 16.  Use the below link to see our full current account range.

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For our existing customers

If you are over 16 years old and have a current account with us, you can start your switch today with the 7 working day Current Account Switch Service. All we need is the details of your old bank account and the date you want your switch to start. 

We cannot 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.

How does the Switch process work?

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!

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?

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

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.