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.
If you would like to sell your Depository Receipts please contact us to request a seller’s declaration form, you will need to complete and return this to us.
Depository Receipts trade on a weekly basis and we submit all applications to buy and sell every Tuesday to our head office in the Netherlands. Trades are then confirmed by our head office on Wednesday, with contract notes confirming the price and trade date sent the business day after the trade has completed, which is typically each Monday or the next business day in the case of a bank holiday. We charge 0.5% with a minimum charge of £5 to buy and sell Depository Receipts.
Please note: that as a result of the UK’s planned withdrawal from the European Union we had to reluctantly conclude that we will need to discontinue the sale of new Depository Receipts to UK residents. As a result we are waiving the charge to sell Depository Receipts until 1 March 2019. Existing Depository Receipt holders will continue to be able to sell their Depository Receipts through, Triodos UK.
We’ll write to you one month before your bond matures, asking you where you’d like your funds to go. If you have internet banking you will be able to make your choice online and can decide to either reinvest or transfer your matured funds to another account. If we don’t hear from you before your bond matures, we’ll open a Triodos Saver account on your behalf and write to let you know. There will always be opportunities for you to reinvest your money with Triodos, and we hope you choose to do so.
£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.
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
The person with legal parental responsibility who opened the account. When the account holder turns 16 the child may apply to be the account operator.
To make an international transfer to a Triodos sterling account you will need to supply the information below to the sending bank:
Beneficiary Account Name:
Royal Bank of Scotland
(Your Triodos account number and account name e.g. 12345678 A N Example)
Please ensure you provide all of the above details, especially the reference or the deposit may not reach your Triodos account.
The details above are only applicable for Triodos sterling accounts. If your Triodos account is not in sterling please contact us and do not use the above details, as the payment will be rejected.
You can save any amount between £500 and £1,000,000.
You make the full opening deposit by electronic transfer from the account you nominate when applying, or from an existing Triodos UK account.
We can pay it on the first of each month into an account you choose when you apply, or we pay it annually each January and at the end when the bond matures.
To top up a Triodos Cash ISA:
- Make a transfer from another account (either an account with another provider or another Triodos account that allows withdrawals)
- Transfer by cheque if the Triodos cash ISA you want to subscribe to accepts cheques - contact us if you are not sure on 0330 355 0355 or +44 (0)117 973 9339 if calling from abroad
The Triodos sort code is 16-58-10 and you can find your Triodos cash ISA account number on your statements. If you want to deposit a cheque, please post it along with a paying-in slip to:
Freepost TRIODOS BANK
Yes, you can change your existing Triodos cash ISA to one of the following types of Triodos cash ISAs:
- Triodos Online Cash ISA
- Triodos Cash ISA
- Triodos Two Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA
- Triodos Three Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA
Changes to a different type of Triodos cash ISA are not permitted from Triodos Ethical Junior Cash ISAs or non-ISA savings accounts.
Once you've decided which cash ISA suits you best, you can change the type of your Triodos Cash ISA to one of our other cash ISAs by completing and posting us the form below.
Before downloading the form to change your account type, please make sure you have read the following;
- Summary Box for your chosen cash ISA
- Personal Banking Terms and Conditions
- Tariff of charges for Personal Customers
- Deposit Guarantee Scheme – Depositor Information Sheet
Once you have read the important information above please download, print and complete the form below, then post it to us at:
Freepost TRIODOS BANK
On receipt of a completed request, we will change the type of cash ISA you hold, the balance of your account and your account number will remain the same. All money held in the account will maintain its tax-free status and the change will not affect your subscription allowance. We will write to you to confirm when we have actioned your request.
At least 30 days before the end, we’ll ask you where you want your money to be paid. This can be into a new bond if one is available. If we don’t hear from you, we will transfer it into a 33-day notice Saver account - however, we won't apply the 33-day notice restriction on withdrawals during the first 30 days of this new Saver account.
Simply go to our website www.triodos.co.uk and in the top right-hand corner you'll see a link for "Login to internet banking".
All you need is your digipass, digipass PIN (which you set yourself), and details regarding the security word you set up when applying for the account.
Yes. As long as the child was a UK resident when the Junior cash ISA was opened, you will still be able to pay into the Junior cash ISA even though you and/or the child have moved abroad.
The term Savings describes accounts in which you deposit money and earn a set rate of interest, such as our Cash ISA or Saver accounts. Triodos Bank only lend deposited money to organisations that are making a positive environmental, social or cultural impact, and we publish details of every organisation we lend to on our website.
The term Investments refers to accounts in which you can buy assets such as shares in stock market listed companies or Depository Receipts in Triodos Bank. With all investments your capital is at risk and you may not get back the full amount you invested and investments should be considered for the long term i.e. 5 years or more. Payment of income or interest is variable and not guaranteed.
Like with our Savings accounts, all Investments made via Triodos Bank are used to support businesses that are making a positive environmental, social or cultural impact and we publish details of all the investments we make. For example, through the Triodos Socially Repsonsible Investment Funds you can invest in a diverse portfolio of stock market listed shares and we publish the entire portfolio of both funds on our website:
If you wish to change the details of your nominated account, you must send us a signed, written instruction by post. You are not able to amend your nominated account using Internet Banking. The instruction must include the details of the new nominated account (including the account name, six digit sort code and eight digit account number) and must be signed in accordance with the signature form previously returned to us. For joint accounts, the instruction must be signed by both account holders.
The new nominated account must be a personal sterling account held in your name(s) with another UK bank/building society or an existing Triodos UK account that allows you to transfer in funds.
We will not be able to process any written instructions unless we hold your signature on our records.
If you have not returned the signature reply form enclosed with your welcome letter sent to you when you first opened the account, please do so with your request to amend your nominated account. We may send further documents for you to sign to your registered address with us or request documents from you as an additional security measure before we will process your request.
If you cannot locate the signature reply form and you are still living at the address we have on our records then please send us a Secure Message from within internet banking to request a signature reply form. We will send this to your registered address for you to return to us together with your written request to amend your nominated account. We may send further documents for you to sign to your registered address with us or request documents from you as an additional security measure before we will process your request.
If we do not hold a signature for you on our records and you have moved from the address we hold for you on our records you will need to write to us with your new address and nominated account details enclosing one document from list A and one document from list B.
A Identity Verification B Address Verification
Original document from HM Revenue & Customs, Department for Work & Pensions, or other Government Agency showing name and current address. This could be evidence of entitlement to housing or child benefit, student loan, tax credit or pension (please note P60 or P45 cannot be accepted). Original utility bill showing name and current address, dated within the last three months (please note that mobile phone bills cannot be accepted).
Original bank, building society or credit card statement showing name and current address, dated within the last three months.
Certified copy of valid passport. Certified copy of full or provisional photocard driving licence, or full old style driving licence, showing current address.
The person undertaking the certification should be a professional person covered by money laundering regulations. For example, a person working in financial services, law or accountancy. The certifier must confirm they have seen the original, sign and date the copy, and also provide their name, professional position, work address and work telephone number. They may be contacted for verification. Original local authority council tax bill (valid for the current year).
Original current mortgage statement, council rent card or tenancy agreement.
You can open a Triodos Ethical Junior Cash ISA account, and transfer the funds from your Right Start Saver into it, subject to the Junior ISA allowance of £4,260 for the 2018/2019 tax year.
From 6 April 2016, the following Triodos ISAs were made flexible (subject to change; please see our ‘Terms and Conditions for our personal banking accounts’ for confirmation of which of our ISAs are flexible ISAs):
- Triodos Online Cash ISA
- Triodos Cash ISA
- Triodos 90 Day Notice Online Cash ISA
If you have one of these accounts, it will be a flexible ISA, regardless of whether you opened your account before or after 6 April 2016.
The Triodos Fixed Rate Cash ISAs, Ethical Stocks and Shares ISA and Ethical Junior Cash ISA are not flexible.
A child may only hold one Junior cash ISA and one Junior stocks and shares ISA at any time and cannot hold a Junior ISA and a Child Trust Fund at the same time.
You can however apply to transfer a Junior ISA or a Child Trust Fund from one provider to another. You can also transfer between the different types of Junior ISA, in either direction.Junior ISA
- Transfers of current year’s subscriptions or transfers between the same type of Junior ISA must always be done in full.
- Partial transfers can only be done if they are previous years’ subscriptions and you are moving the subscriptions between different Junior ISA types e.g. Junior cash to Junior stocks and shares or Junior stocks and shares to Junior cash.
- The whole of the Child Trust Fund must be transferred and the Child Trust Fund subsequently closed.
- The annual subscription allowance for a Child Trust Fund is based on the child’s birth year while Junior ISA subscriptions are based on tax years. When a transfer of a Child Trust Fund to a Junior ISA has been made, the child can use the full Junior ISA subscription allowance for the tax year in which the transfer takes place regardless of any subscriptions made to the Child Trust Fund in that year. This only occurs in the tax year in which the Child Trust Fund is transferred, in subsequent years only the Junior ISA allowance can be used.
Yes. You can open an Ethical Junior Cash ISA and request that your Child Trust Fund is transferred to us. See the Ethical Junior Cash ISA page for more information.
When your child becomes 16 they can become the Account operator and manage their own account if they want to.