Arrange an overdraft for your current account, and you won’t have to worry if you need a little extra cash
- EAR (variable) interest rate18.90% EAR
- Assumed arranged overdraft limit£1,200
How much would an arranged overdraft cost?
Interested in arranging an overdraft?
Learn more about the benefits and features of our Current Account.
Already got a current account?
You can apply, reduce, increase or remove your overdraft whenever you want using Online Banking.
How do our overdrafts work?
This is an overdraft that has been agreed with us. You’ll be able to borrow up to an approved limit without any additional fees, you’ll just pay daily interest on the amount you’ve used.
You can apply for an overdraft either when you apply for your current account, or at any point later via Online Banking. We'll then run a few checks to see if we can approve it.
If you spend more money than you have in your account, this goes into an unarranged overdraft – one that we haven’t agreed. It’s also an unarranged overdraft if you go over an agreed overdraft limit.
When this happens, you’ll be charged a fee, and you’ll pay the interest on the extra amount you’ve spent. Have a look at our charges, rates and fees information to see all the facts you’ll need to know.
Overdraft Control is a setting on your account that allows you to decide whether a payment is made when you don't have enough money in your account to cover it. You can manage Overdraft Control by logging into Online Banking.
More information about overdrafts
How the overdraft calculator works
- The figures in the calculator are for illustrative purposes only, based on the information you've provided
- This calculator only works for arranged overdrafts up to £10,000
Overdrafts in general
- You can request an arranged overdraft when you apply for your current account, or at any time after that via Online Banking.
- Interest on the amount overdrawn is calculated daily and charged monthly.
- If you go into an unarranged overdraft, you'll have to pay fees as well as interest.
- We could ask you to repay your overdraft at any time.
You can see more information about the cost of overdrafts by viewing our PDF of charges, rates and fees below.
- Tesco Current Accounts Rates and Fees PDF, 77kb
Transaction fees and maximums for unarranged overdrafts
Sometimes we will allow a payment, even when you don’t have enough money in your account. Our decision depends on a number of things, including how you manage your current account.
If we do pay, we'll charge you interest and a fee, called a paid transaction fee. If we don’t allow the payment, we’ll charge an unpaid transaction fee (this happens for every transaction) and you’ll need to arrange to make the payment.
|Paid transaction fee||£5|
|Unpaid transaction fee||£5|
Even though we charge for unarranged overdrafts, we don't let those fees get out of control. There are limits on the number of times your account is charged as well as on how much you get charged.
|Maximum number of paid or unpaid transaction fees (per statement period)||10 fees|
|Maximum cost of paid or unpaid transaction fees (per statement period)||£50|
Use Online Banking alerts to avoid fees
To avoid fees on an unarranged overdraft, clear this amount by paying money in before 5pm on the day you go overdrawn.
You can set up alerts through Online Banking to warn you of overdraft transaction fees, so that you can put it right before the 5pm grace period.