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Important information: support with Coronavirus

To lend a helping hand to personal customers struggling with their finances as a result of the Coronavirus, we have made the following changes:

  • We’re waiving all overdraft interest on the Personal Current Account from 1 March until 9 October
  • This means that for both new and existing customers, there will be no interest charged during this period. Interest will be charged from 10 October onwards
  • If you already have an overdraft with us, there’s no need to get in touch – we’ve taken care of the details already
  • If you do not currently have an overdraft with us and would like to discuss your borrowing options, please call us on 0345 08 08 500
  • If you are experiencing financial difficulty during this period, please call our Specialist Support Team on 0345 450 3256

Overdraft calculator

Overdrafts are a way to borrow money through your current account, and best used to cover short-term or unexpected payments. There are two types of overdraft: arranged and unarranged. An arranged overdraft is one that you apply for, and lets you borrow up to an agreed limit.

Use our calculator to see how much an overdraft would cost over periods up to 31 days. Our overdraft interest is 34% APR (variable). You can see an example of our charges at the new rate here.

 

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  • The amount you wish to borrow must be filled in, and be more than £1 and less then £25000.
  • The amount you wish to keep your overdraft for must be less than 31 days but more than 1
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Between £1-£25000
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The number of days you want to borrow on your overdraft
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Total cost of your overdraft

£11.94

Overdraft of £1,000 for 31 days

These results depend on the information you’ve given us. As our arranged overdraft charges are the same as our unarranged overdraft charges, the costs would be the same. Representative 34% APR (variable), assumed credit limit £1,200.

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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR AN ARRANGED OVERDRAFT WITH US?

To find out whether we’ll be able to offer you an arranged overdraft, enter your details below:

(This eligibility check will not affect your credit rating)

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  • Borrowing amount must be filled in an between £1 and £25000
  • Income must be entered
  • Repayments must be entered
  • Residential status must be selected
  • Mortgage amount must be filled in
  • Rental amount must be filled in
  • Please select the number of dependents you have
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The amount you’d like us to lend you through an arranged overdraft
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Your monthly take-home pay (look for ‘net amount’ on your payslip)
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The total amount you spend repaying debts from credit cards and loans
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Your residential status
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Does anyone depend on you financially, such as children, a partner or parents
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Have you had any defaults, bankruptcies, County Court Judgements (CCJs) or missed borrowing payments in the last three years?

We’re sorry, but it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to offer you an arranged overdraft.


Your results

Based on what you’ve told us, it is:

that we’ll be able to offer you an arranged overdraft

These results depend on the information you’ve given us, and are only to be used as a guideline – whether or not we can offer you an arranged overdraft will still depend on your personal circumstances. Any arranged overdraft offered by us will depend on a longer eligibility assessment.

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How to apply for an arranged overdraft

If you don’t have a Metro Bank Current Account

Firstly, you’ll need to open a current account – you can do this online or in one of our stores. To apply for an arranged overdraft please then call us on 0345 08 08 500 or visit us in store.

Check what you need to open an account

If you already have a Metro Bank Current Account

Visit us in store or call on 0345 08 08 500 to apply for an arranged overdraft.

Overdraft information

What is an overdraft?

Overdrafts are a way to borrow money through your current account, and best used to cover short-term or unexpected payments. There are two types of overdraft: arranged and unarranged.

An arranged overdraft is one that you apply for, and lets you borrow up to an agreed limit. We use information from you and from Credit Reference Agencies to decide if we can offer this.

We don’t usually let you borrow money without an arranged overdraft, or borrow more than your limit. However, sometimes we allow this – so you can make a one-off payment, for example. This is called an unarranged overdraft.

If your account goes into an unarranged overdraft, you’ll need to pay back the borrowed amount quickly. If you don’t, we may have to close your current account. An unarranged overdraft can also impact your credit rating.

How much interest will I be charged?

Arranged and unarranged overdrafts have a typical interest rate of 34% APR typical (variable). The interest rate is calculated on your account daily and applied monthly – all the details will be on your monthly statement.

Representative example: If you use an arranged overdraft of £1,200 on our Personal Current Account, the overdraft interest rate will be 34% APR variable.

APR (variable) explained

APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate. It shows what the interest rate would be if interest was charged and added to the amount owed once each year including any additional fees. However, we don’t charge any additional fees.

Example charges

You can use our calculator to work out how much your anticipated arranged overdraft borrowing would cost over different periods of time.As an example, the interest cost of borrowing £500 is:

  • £2.84 for 7 days
  • £12.18 for 30 days
  • £24.35 for 60 days

Overdraft interest 34% APR

When you don’t have enough money in your account

If we receive a request for a payment but you don’t have the funds in your account to cover it, we will either:

  • Give or extend an unarranged overdraft and make the payment; or
  • Refuse the payment due to lack of funds.

From 18 December 2019 we stopped charging the £10 fee for each payment made and each payment refused due to lack of funds.

If deducting interest causes you to go overdrawn or increases your overdraft, we’ll charge interest on the new balance, but we won’t charge the £10 fee for payments made.

In any given month we’ll never charge you more than the monthly cap for charges relating to an unarranged overdraft.

The monthly cap on unarranged overdraft charges for your current account is £60. Further details can be found here.