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New arranged overdraft

A short-term safety net for those unexpected bills

Representative 39.49% APR (variable)

What you'll get with an overdraft from Ulster Bank

An arranged overdraft allows you to go overdrawn up to an agreed limit. So, if payday is still a long way off and you’re short of cash, an arranged overdraft could help to cover an unplanned expense. Think of it as a short-term safety net.

Just pay for what you use

We'll only charge interest on the mount you use

There are no other usage charges or fees

 

Applying in minutes

It takes about 5 minutes to apply in Anytime Banking or our mobile app (app eligibility applies)

We'll pre-fill your application with information we already have

Fast access to funds

If approved, your overdraft will normally be available the next working day - subject to exceptions 

We'll send text alerts to help you stay on top of your finances

Why chance it?

Use our eligibility checker to find out whether you’re likely to be accepted before you apply. It just takes a few minutes and it won't impact your credit score.

Features and benefits

Before you apply

Overdrafts explained

First things first. There are 2 types of overdrafts – arranged and unarranged. Both types will cost you money in interest when you use them. It’s important you know the difference, so we’ll cover it off here.

Arranged overdrafts

An arranged overdraft allows you to go overdrawn up to an agreed limit. This type of borrowing can help if pay-day is a long way off or you're a bit short of cash.

Unarranged overdrafts

An unarranged overdraft is when you spend more money than you have in your account without already having an arranged overdraft in place, or when you exceed your current arranged overdraft limit you do have in place.

If you're accepted

Manage your overdraft online or in the app

You can manage spending and increase, reduce or remove your overdraft limit quickly online and in our mobile app.

We'll send you text alerts

We'll keep you updated using our free text alert service if you start to use an arranged or an unarranged overdraft.

How much does my overdraft cost in pounds and pence?

To help bring this to life, here's an example of the interest cost when you use a £500 arranged overdraft.

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Find out how much interest you're likely to pay

Use our overdraft cost calculator to see how much interest you’d pay based on your own circumstances and borrowing amount.

Get ready to apply

You can apply for an overdraft if:

  • You are aged 18+ and living in the UK
  • You have an eligible Ulster bank account which you pay your salary or a regular amount into
  • You, or any parties on your account, have not been declared bankrupt in the last 6 years

Please note: if you apply on a joint account, we will only assess the eligibility of the person applying.

First, let's check if you're eligible

Use our free eligibility checker before you apply to see if you’re likely to be accepted. It only takes a few minutes and there’s no impact on your credit score.

If you have a joint account, we recommend that you both check your eligibility, as you could each be eligible for different levels of borrowing.

If you've already checked, you're good to move on below. 

Now, please take a look at this important info

Please take some time to review, print and/or save the below important documents.

All okay? Let's get started.

Our online application is available between 6.30am and 9.45pm

Do you have Ulster Anytime Banking?

You're all set

As you use Anytime Banking we'll pre-fill part of your application to save you time.

Just a heads up - here's what you'll need:

    Your Anytime Banking login details

    Your address details for the last 3 years

    Your income, outgoings and employment details

Let's get you set up

You'll need to sign up for Anytime Banking with us in order to apply for an overdraft online. The good news is that it normally takes only 5 minutes. If you need a hand, follow our step-by-step guide below.

What you'll need

    Your sort code and account number

    Your Ulster Bank debit card, if you have one

Once you’ve registered, click ‘Next’ below to log in and apply for an overdraft.

You're all set

Just a heads up - here's what you'll need:

    Your Anytime Banking login details

    Your address details for the last 3 years

    Your income, outgoings and employment details

Let's get you sorted

You’ll need your customer number, Anytime Banking PIN and password to apply online. Pick from one of the options below and we'll help you on your way.

Once you have new details, click 'Next' below to continue.

You're all set

Just a heads up - here's what you'll need:

    Your Anytime Banking login details

    Your address details for the last 3 years

    Your income, outgoings and employment details