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Your existing overdraft

Change your arranged overdraft limit

Changing your overdraft limit won’t take long

If you’ve got an arranged overdraft limit on your account that you feel is too low or too high, we’ll show you how to change it.

Things to keep in mind

If you reduce your overdraft too much, you might go into an unarranged overdraft. Here’s an example of unarranged overdraft costs.

Tools to help you

Check your chances of being accepted before applying

Give our eligibility tool a try to find out if you're likely to be accepted for an overdraft. It can give you an idea of your potential overdraft limit and representative APR. It takes just a few minutes and won't harm your credit rating.

Find out how much interest you're likely to pay

Why not use our overdraft cost calculator to see what an overdraft would cost you based on your circumstances? The great news is, it won't harm your credit rating.

Tips to help you change your overdraft limit online

How to change your overdraft

Review your personal details

As you’re changing a form of debt, we have to go through a formal request process. We'll ask to review your personal details first.

Increase, reduce or remove your limit

Tell us what you want your new overdraft limit to be. If you're increasing your limit, your request will be subject to credit assessment.

When will my new limit be ready?

When you complete your request and it's approved Mon to Thu before 5.30 pm, your new limit will be available the next working day. Anytime after this - up to 2 working days.

Ready to start?

Increasing your overdraft?

You can apply to increase your limit if:

  • You are aged 18+ and living in the UK
  • You have an eligible NatWest 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.

Also, 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 go

What would you like to do today?
What kind of current account do you have with us?
Do you have Online Banking?

Great! Looks like you're all set and ready to go.

Let's get you set up

You'll need to sign up for Online 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 NatWest debit card, if you have one

Once you’ve registered, click ‘Next’ below to log in and apply to increase your overdraft limit.

You're all set

Do you have Online Banking?

Great! Looks like you're all ready to go.

Let's get you set up

You'll need to sign up for Online 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 NatWest debit card, if you have one

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

Great! Looks like you're all ready to go.

Great! Looks like you're all set and ready to go.

Do you have Online Banking?

Great! Before you continue...

Just a heads up – we will send all your documents confirming your new limit via the secure inbox found in your Online Banking or mobile app. Show me how.

Not only is this method of delivery much faster and safer, it will also save a lot of trees. However, if you still want to have a paper copy of your documents, please give us a call.

Let's get you set up

You'll need to sign up for Online 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 NatWest debit card, if you have one

Once you’ve registered, click ‘Next’ below to log in and reduce your overdraft limit.

Great! Before you continue...

Just a heads up – we will send all your documents confirming your new limit via the secure inbox found in your Online Banking or mobile app. Show me how.

Not only is this method of delivery much faster and safer, it will also save a lot of trees. However, if you still want to have a paper copy of your documents, please give us a call.

Do you have Online Banking?

Great! Looks like you're all set and ready to go.

Just a heads up – we will send all your documents confirming your new limit via the secure inbox found in your Online Banking or mobile app. Show me how.

Not only is this method of delivery much faster and safer, it will also save a lot of trees. However, if you still want to have a paper copy of your documents, please give us a call.

Let's get you set up

You'll need to sign up for Online 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 NatWest debit card, if you have one

Once you’ve registered, click ‘Next’ below to log in and remove your overdraft limit.

Great! Before you continue...

Just a heads up – we will send all your documents confirming your new limit via the secure inbox found in your Online Banking or mobile app. Show me how.

Not only is this method of delivery much faster and safer, it will also save a lot of trees. However, if you still want to have a paper copy of your documents, please give us a call.