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Bankline for Communities

Giving you more time to do what you love

What is Bankline for Communities?

Our online service is tailored to the banking needs of clubs, societies and charities. 


Take a quick tour (► 3m:33s).

Manage money together within your group. Our unique digital service let’s groups setup multiple users and digitally sign payments together – just like co-signing a cheque!

If you have a Community Bank account, have a minimum of 2 and up to 4 signatories and have an annual turnover less than £100,000, you can use the link below to apply for Bankline for Communities.

If you don’t have a Community Bank account with NatWest you can join us here.

Why Bankline for Communities?

Mandatory dual authorisation of online payments and administration for enhanced security

Secure access and clever controls to keep your accounts safe

Raise and approve payments as a team

View all your balances and transactions online at any time

Easily add and manage users in your organisation

Zero fees – no extra fees to those associated with your business current account.

 

Additional benefits available to our customers

Bankline Mobile

A secure mobile app from NatWest that complements our Bankline for Communities service. Raise and approve payments securely on the go, without a Smartcard reader.

Deposit cheques on the go

You can deposit your cheques digitally using our cheque scanning feature in Bankline Mobile, limits apply.

Who can use Bankline for Communities?

Your organisation is eligible to participate if you:

  • have a NatWest community account
  • have a minimum of 2 and up to 4 signatories*
  • have an annual turnover less than £100,000

*If you have more than 4 signatories on your account, click here to update your mandate to a maximum of 4 signatories. After your mandate has been updated, you would be eligible for Bankline for Communities.

See how we compare to other products

Bankline

Bankline gives you the flexibility to view all your business accounts on one profile, make payments securely, and create multiple users with different access levels. 

Plus, if you register for Bankline you get one free license of Heimdal’s Threat Preventions Softwares.

Please note Bankline is not available for sole traders or unincorporated clubs or societies.

See how Bankline for Communities compares to Bankline (PDF, 37KB)

Online Banking

Manage and keep track of your finances online 24/7 wherever you are. Online Banking offers a daily gross payment limit of £50,000 (subject to available funds).

If you only have 1 signatory or do not want dual authorisation, Online Banking may be more suitable for your organisation.

See how Bankline for Communities compares to Online Banking (PDF, 38KB)

Ready to apply?

If your organisation would like to apply, please answer the following questions to help confirm if your organisation may be eligible for Bankline for Communities.

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Please answer these questions carefully, as this may impact your application.

Do you have a Natwest community account?
An everyday account for charities, clubs and societies.
Do you have a turnover below £100k?
Do you have a minimum of 2 and up to 4 signatories?
Having considered the eligibility criteria, are you happy to apply for Bankline for Communities?

Thank you for your answers

If you'd like to apply for Bankline for Communities, click on the PDF link to download the application form. Please note that all applications are subject to further eligibility checks. 

Download application form (PDF , 1.9MB)

If you are unable to download the form, please email digitalapplications@natwest.com

 

Accessing the form

You’ll need to open the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don’t already have this downloaded, here’s what to do:

1.  Download this free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader

2.  Right click on the PDF attachment in this email and select ‘save as’

3.  Save the PDF to your device and then you can open it from wherever you saved it

 

Completing your application

The form can only be signed digitally. You’ll find instructions on how to do this in the form.
Once completed, you’ll need to save the form in your documents and email it to the relevant signatories in your business. The last signatory will need to email it back to us as an attachment at: banklineapplications@natwest.com

Once returned, we’ll process your application and complete some additional checks. We’ll get in touch with you if we need more information and to explain about next steps. 

Thank you for your answers

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. If Bankline for Communities is not for you, you could be eligible for our alternative online banking solutions. Explore our ways to bank here.

What you need to do

If you have less than two signatories

Explore our ways to bank here. You could be eligible for our alternative online banking solutions.

If you have more than 4 signatories on your bank account

Update your mandate to only 4 signatories to join Bankline for Communities.

Update your mandate here.

Return to this page after your mandate has been updated to restart your application.

Sorry

You organisation does not meet the criteria to apply. You could be eligible for our alternative online banking solutions. Explore our ways to bank here.

Sorry

You organisation does not meet the criteria to apply. You could be eligible for our alternative online banking solutions. Compare our business account options here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bankline for Communities: a trip to Shoreham

Hear from the Shoreham Society about their experience with Bankline for Communities, and how it works in practice

Spread the word

Download our factsheet and share with members in your organisation or community groups who may benefit from it. 

Support

Visit our Bankline Help & Support section where you can access Bankline for Communities FAQs, support guides and webinars.

Anything else we can help with?

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