Can I switch more than one account?


#1

I have more than one account I’d like to switch to Starling, is this possible? is there a limit how many times?


#2

Nope, no limit, but you’ll need to switch one at a time. I think I’ve switched around 8. :grinning:


#3

Can you still switch even if there are no DD/SO or incoming payments, i.e literally nothing to be done other than close an account down?

Thought it might have been an easy way to close some dormant accounts I have!


#4

Yes. It’s far easier to switch an account to close it than ask the bank to close it.


#5

Absolutely - a very neat way.


#6

This is the very reason why I want to do it, so I dont have to go through effort of closing accounts.

(because of Tesco DD issue for those aware)


#7

The other benefit is that if any payments were made to your old account, they would be automatically redirected to your Starling account for the next 13 months.


#8

It’s now actually been changed to 36 months, and possibly indefinitely, if payments continue to be redirected. :slight_smile:


#9

On the subject of redirection, is this a same day thing?

Just wondering about a scenario where you might have DD’s to pay on a day youre meant to be getting paid…


#10

Faster Payments are usually redirected within seconds. Other payments to your old account can take up to a few hours to redirect.