Premier bank accounts

Premier Reward - a premium account that Rewards you

Earn monthly Rewards plus our Premier Banking service

Earn Rewards that you can redeem as cash back, gift cards or e-codes with our retail partners

Get expert help to make the most of your money and tackle life's unexpected surprises with our Premier Banking service

Stay in control with the NatWest app

Arranged overdraft available (subject to eligibility)

Multiple ways to pay: Apple Pay, Google Pay™ and Contactless Debit

£2 monthly fee

What you'll need to open this account

To apply, you need to be 18+ and a UK resident and meet ONE of the following:


A minimum £100k sole income or £120k joint income paid into a NatWest account.

Mortgage borrowings

Have £500k minimum mortgage borrowing with us.

Savings or investments

A minimum £100k savings or investments held with us.

I already have a Premier Reward account

Account features

About Rewards

Earn Rewards

Earn £9 a month back in Rewards for 2 or more Direct Debits – 2 of those Direct Debits need to be at least £4.50 each. Plus, earn an extra £1 a month back in Rewards with 1 mobile app log in.That’s up to £10 a month back in Rewards to spend on whatever you like!

Exchange Rewards

Once you reach £5 in Rewards, the choice is yours. Bank it into your NatWest bank account, trade up for gift cards and e-codes with our partner retailers or donate to one of our chosen charities.

Discover Premier

Help when you need it

With Premier you'll have an expert team available to help with your everyday banking needs, day or night. If you need help with something more complex, we can connect you with the specialists you may need.

Protect what matters

If you need it, you'll also have access to an enhanced level of insurance cover available with Premier Insurance (underwritten by U K Insurance Limited).

Plan for the future

With our Will-writing & Executor Service you could ensure your money and assets are shared according to your wishes in an efficient way, giving you peace of mind. A fee will apply.

The NatWest app

The NatWest app

Stay in control of your money with our easy to use the NatWest mobile app.

Overdraft details

How do overdrafts work?

An arranged overdraft can be useful for short term borrowing. Understand arranged and unarranged overdrafts and their impact on your account. An overdraft is a form of borrowing and is repayable on demand.

How much will an overdraft cost?

Understand the cost and impact of overdrafts and whether you're eligible to apply for one. If you don't repay what is owed, you could harm your credit score and borrowing capability.

Open this account online

Apply online

During the application we'll ask for information about you such as your address, job etc. So have these ready.

Upload your ID

At the end of your application we might ask you to provide photo ID and proof of address. We’ll also ask for a short video to compare to your photo ID. We'll then check your details with our security partners Mitek or DigiDocs.

We'll check your details

We'll check we have everything needed to open your account. We'll then give you a welcome call within two working days.

Start using your new account

Your new account is open. Register for Online banking, download our mobile app and enjoy hassle free banking.

Switch to NatWest

The Current Account Switch Service will do all the work when it comes to switching, moving everything across from your old account to your new 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?

Get ready to apply

Before you apply, we need to check you're happy with a few things. And ask you a few questions up front. Then we can make your application as quick and simple as it can be.

First things first. You can apply if you:


Are aged 18+ and a UK resident

Pay in £1,250 each calendar month to any eligible personal current account you have with us.

Do not currently hold 2 Reward accounts.

Not sure a Reward account is for you? Look into our Premier Select bank account with no monthly fee.


You also need to meet one of the following:

Earn a minimum of £100k sole income or £120k joint income paid into your NatWest account.

Have £500k minimum mortgage borrowing with us.

Have £100k minimum savings or investments held with us.

Now please take a look at the important legal stuff

How your information might be used

It's important for you to understand how we use and share your information. Please read this short summary before you continue with your application.

As part of the checks that we will complete to verify your identity, we’ll take an image of your face so that it can be compared with your photo ID and this biometric data is captured.

All okay? Apply for a bank account online today.

To speed up your application for our Premier Reward account, we need to do a few final checks with you. They'll only take a minute.

Do we already know you?
If you have a current account, credit card, loan or savings account with NatWest please let us know.
What would you like to do today?

You're all set

Your application will be completely online, and you won't need to post us any information or visit a branch.

  1. Tell us a bit about yourself and we’ll set up your account.
  2. Our partner Mitek will then check your identity by matching you to your Photo ID. Your Photo ID must be a Passport, UK or EU/EEA Driving Licence or an EU/EEA National ID card. We might also ask for a valid proof of address. If you don't have your ID to hand you can finish this step later.
  3. Once they’ve confirmed your identity we’ll activate your account.

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

Here's what to do next

We’ve made a few changes to how we open joint bank accounts.

The button below takes you to a dedicated page explaining exactly what you need to open your account.

In summary:

  1. You create a joint account by adding the second applicant to an existing account.
  2. You can either add the second applicant to an existing account, or if you’d like a completely new account, one of you can open a new account and then add the second applicant once it’s open. 
Do you have our app on a mobile device?
You can apply using either the mobile app or Online Banking. The mobile app is easier and quicker as we can prefill some of your information.

Great, let's get started

Just a heads up, you'll need to take a few steps to start your application.  

  1. If you're already using a device with the NatWest app, select the 'Start application' button below. Using a desktop? Simply scan the QR code with your mobile device that has the NatWest app.
  2. Once logged in, select 'Current Accounts'. 
  3. Then choose what type of account you would like to open, change or switch to, and follow the instructions within app to start your application. 

Can't scan the QR code?

Do you have NatWest Online Banking?

Log in to Online Banking

  1. Enter your customer number or 16-digit card number to get started. 
  2. You'll then need to enter your Online Banking pin and password.
  3. Once you're logged in, select 'Current accounts' from the product list. 
  4. Finally, choose the account you want to apply for and complete your application.

Sign up for Online Banking

You’ll need to sign up for Online Banking with us to apply for a current account. The good news is that it normally takes only 5 minutes and all you’ll need is your sort code, account number and your NatWest Debit Card, if you have one.

Select ‘How to register for Online Banking' to start.  

Once you’ve registered, select ‘I am now signed up’ to log in and apply for a Premier Reward account. 

Log in to NatWest Online Banking

  1. Enter your customer number or 16-digit card number to get started. 
  2. You'll then need to enter your Online Banking pin and password.
  3. Once you're logged in, select 'Current accounts' from the product list. 
  4. Finally, choose the account you want to apply for and complete your application.

Forgotten your Online Banking Details?

If you've forgotten your log in details, don't worry, select 'Reset my Online Banking' for further instructions. 

How to download and apply via the app

First, download the app, then:

  1. On your mobile or tablet, open the camera and point your device at the QR code.
  2. Follow the link that pops up to download the app.
  3. Use your details to log in, then select ‘Apply’ at the bottom of the app.

Can't scan the QR code?

Available on selected devices.