The deposit guarantee scheme guarantees up to € 100,000 per person. The scheme applies per person per licensed bank, regardless of the number of accounts that they hold providing the funds are held in an eligible account.
For eligible joint accounts held in the names of two persons, both account holders can claim compensation. A balance of € 200,000 held in a joint account is therefore covered. You are not covered for funds in both a sole account and a joint account if this exceeds €100,000 per person as a total held with Triodos Bank, unless you qualify for a temporary higher guarantee.
If you have sold your house and have a high balance in your account, there is a temporary increase allowed to the limit you are covered for, the maximum sum guaranteed is €500,000. This is an additional guarantee that applies for a period of three months after the money is deposited.
For a full outline of the scheme please see the Depositor Information Sheet below.
The deposit guarantee scheme will pay out any compensation in Euros. This will need to be converted to sterling by you. The amount you receive in sterling will depend on the currency exchange rate on the date you make the transaction
You need to be a UK resident to be eligible to apply for any of our savings and deposit accounts.
£20,000 per day for Personal current account payments
£100,000.00 per day for Personal savings account customers.
£100,000.00 per transaction for Business customers.
We are part of the Current Account Switch Service so customers can switch current accounts to Triodos Bank from another UK bank or building society quickly and easily.
Historically, smaller challenger banks such as Triodos had no option but to utilise one of the “big four” banks (RBS, Lloyds, HSBC and Barclays) for payment clearing services.
So it is not unusual to see banks of Triodos’ size (or indeed some far bigger organisations) still utilising the “big four” clearing banks.
However, there is currently a real drive by the government, via the Payments Systems Regulator, to promote competition in the banking sector and to encourage innovation in payment systems.
This has resulted in a wider choice of clearing options (including alternative providers and/or direct clearing) now available to challenger banks.
While changing our clearing arrangements would be a very large undertaking we will continue to review the options in the future, remaining conscious of maintaining a high quality of service for all our customers.
In 2010, the United States (US) Treasury announced the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). It is intended to prevent tax evasion by US citizens, residents and organisations through the use of offshore accounts and is a key change for international information exchange policy. Under FATCA, Financial Institutions must comply with a number of obligations, including reporting on accounts held by US persons, including organisations.
A number of governments, including the UK, have signed agreements to exchange data with the US. Triodos Bank must check customer records and accounts to identify US account holders and report information on them. To do this we introduced new procedures from 1 July 2014.
For more information please visit www.irs.gov or speak to your tax advisor.
We do not currently offer a debit card on our business or charity accounts. The account can be accessed online via internet banking, and cheque books are issued with the account. We regularly review the products and services that we offer along with customer feedback to determine and prioritise future enhancements. Whilst it’s a service that we would like to offer, we don’t have plans in the foreseeable future to launch a debit card facility for business account.
The sort code for Triodos Bank is: 16-58-10
For foreign payments to a Triodos account the above sort code is not valid. Also mandatory information is needed to ensure a foreign payment reaches your account.