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.
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.
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.
The ISA allowance is the maximum amount you can invest across all types of ISAs in any one tax year. You can put your whole allowance into a particular type of ISA or you can split it between the different types of ISAs: Cash, Stocks & Shares, Lifetime and Innovative Finance. The ISA allowance for the 2019/20 tax year is £20,000. For Junior Cash ISAs, the allowance is £4,368.
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:
National Westminster Bank Plc
(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 by emailing email@example.com or calling 0330 355 0355 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.
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:
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Only people who are resident in the UK can apply for our accounts. You need to make the opening deposit in sterling, and provide proof of your ID and address.
Yes. You can transfer an existing cash ISA to your Triodos cash ISA. If you don't already have a Triodos cash ISA, you will need to apply for one before applying to transfer your existing cash ISA. Find out more about our ethical ISAs.
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:
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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.
By completing an application for any of our accounts online you are automatically registered for Internet Banking and can manage your account online.
If your application was made by post then Internet Banking access is available for the following accounts:
- Triodos Saver
- Triodos Cash ISA
- Triodos Regular Saver
- Triodos Fixed Regular Saver
- Triodos Online Cash ISA (TOISA)
You can also access the Triodos Right Start Saver account online but you can't make payments from this account.
If you want to apply to manage your existing Triodos account online, download the application form below or call us on 0330 355 0355 and we'll send you one. Before completing an application form please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions for personal savings accounts below.
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.
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 lends 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. 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:
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
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 £4,368 for the 2019/20 tax year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, it is possible depending on what type of savings account you have.
You can change an existing Triodos savings account to a different type of Triodos savings account.
You should read the information on our savings product pages to decide which savings account suits you best. Once you have found a savings account that meets your needs, download and complete the relevant change of type form below.
You should read the relevant Summary Box along with the Terms and Conditions for our personal savings accounts and Depositor Information Sheet before downloading and completing a form to change your savings account.
Once you have read this important information and completed the form, please post it to us at:
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On receipt of a completed request, we will change the type of savings account you hold, the balance of your account and your account number will remain the same. We will write to you to confirm when we have actioned your request.You can change your existing Triodos savings account to one of the following types of Triodos savings accounts:
- Triodos Online Saver
- Triodos Online Saver Plus
- Triodos Regular Saver
- Triodos Saver
Changes to a different type of savings account are not permitted from Triodos Ethical Savings Bonds, Triodos Right Start Saver, Triodos Fixed Regular Saver, Triodos ISAs, Community Investor, High Interest Cheque Account, Personal Savings Account, Social Investor Cheque Accounts and SIPP Deposit Accounts.
If you want to move only part of your balance to another type of savings account, this can be done through making a transfer in Internet Banking or for non-online only accounts you can send us a signed written request to make a transfer which should be posted to us at;
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Triodos Bank does not provide financial advice to savers and investors. We recommend that you seek the help of an Independent Financial Adviser. The following is general information about the changes, from 6 April 2016.
With the Personal Savings Allowance (PSA), if interest rates were to rise then the level of savings you can have before having to pay tax on the interest could drop considerably. For example, at 5% AER a basic rate tax payer would only need £20,000 in non-ISA savings before they’d reach the £1,000 basic rate taxpayer allowance. This amount would drop to £10,000 for a higher rate taxpayer with an allowance of £500. Additional rate taxpayers are not eligible for a PSA but can still save tax free in an ISA. If your income changes, your tax rate may change and so this may lead to a change in your PSA.
Any interest earned on ISAs does not count towards your PSA. If you earn interest in non-ISA savings above your PSA, you’d have to pay tax on this.
Stocks and Shares ISA
Previously, dividends in a stocks and shares ISA were paid with 10% tax already taken off, which couldn’t be reclaimed. Following the introduction of the Dividend Allowance of £5,000 from 6 April 2016, dividends from a stocks and shares ISA will no longer have any tax taken off. They will be completely tax free regardless of their value, whereas dividends paid from non-ISA investments will be taxable over £5,000. There remains no Capital Gains Tax liability from a stocks and shares ISA.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) ISA rules require you to make a declaration, when applying to open an ISA. This is to confirm that you are eligible to subscribe to your ISA.
If you haven't subscribed to your ISA for a whole tax year, then you need to declare your eligibility again and confirm that you haven't paid into another ISA of the same type in the current tax year. You will not be able to make any further deposits into your ISA until a new declaration is made.
If you have Triodos Internet Banking, you can complete a new declaration online. To do this, please log into internet banking and select 'Account Management, ISA Declaration Management', from the menu.
Alternatively you can download, print and complete a declaration form below, or you can contact us and we can post a declaration form to you.
Junior ISAs and Fixed Rate Cash ISAs do not need a new declaration to be made after the account is opened.