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For your own benefit and protection, you should also read our terms and conditions carefully before proceeding. These are the standard terms and conditions we plan to rely on. If you do not understand any point, please contact us.

Important information if you are considering an overdraft

An overdraft is a form of short term borrowing, a safety net that allows your balance to dip below zero if you don’t have enough in your account to meet an unexpected payment. Another way to borrow in the short term is a credit card, but if you need to borrow money over the longer term, a personal loan may be more suitable.

There are two types of overdraft – arranged and unarranged. As the names suggest – an arranged overdraft has been pre-agreed with us up to a set limit, giving you peace of mind that you'll be able to make unexpected payments or get money in an emergency. You can borrow from it any time, as long as you stay within your limit. There may be costs to pay with an arranged overdraft.

An unarranged overdraft is when your account balance either goes overdrawn without an arranged overdraft in place, or goes beyond your arranged overdraft limit. When this happens, we'll look at your circumstances when we're deciding whether to allow any further payments from your account.

We can ask you to repay your overdraft in full at any time.

If you rely on your overdraft, even an arranged one, it may have a negative effect on your credit file and your ability to borrow money in the future.

If you try to make a payment from your account and you don’t have enough money:

  • The payment may be declined which could have other consequences, for example if you don’t make a car insurance payment on time, you may not be insured to drive.
  • The company to which you pay the Direct Debit may also try to take it again before you’ve had a chance to lodge money into your account.
  • You may be charged fees.


Overdraft alerts can help you manage your account and may also help you avoid charges. If you give us your mobile number we'll automatically register you to get text alerts when you go into arranged or unarranged overdraft. The arranged overdraft text will tell you when you have started to use the overdraft and help you monitor your arranged overdraft use. The unarranged overdraft text will tell you when you go overdrawn, for example when a payment leaves your account and you don't have enough funds to cover it. It will also tell you how much you need to pay into your account and by what time, helping you stay in control of your finances. If you change your mind later and want to stop getting these texts, or if you didn’t give us your number and you want to start getting them, please contact us. If you’ve already asked us not to send these alerts then nothing will change. You can also ask us to text or email you when your account balance falls below a certain amount. You can sign up for this in eBanking, under ‘Mobile Services’ then ‘Account balance service’.

Before you proceed with your application, you can check how likely you are to get an increase to your overdraft using our Eligibility Tool. And if you want to get an idea of how much this could cost, you can check using our Cost Calculator.

Important - Your personal information

Credit decisions and preventing fraud and money laundering

I understand that you will use credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies to help you make decisions. A short guide to what you do, and how both you and credit reference and fraud prevention agencies will use my information, is set out in How we use your personal information.
By proceeding with this application I accept that you will use my information in this way. If I am an existing Danske Bank customer in the UK, I also accept that you will use my information in this way for any existing credit facilities that I have with you.

I understand that you may use credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies to verify my identity, age and address. Under anti money laundering legislation you have a legal obligation to seek verification of my identity both when I initially apply and on an ongoing basis.

If you wish to change your existing Danske joint account to the new account, this is not currently available online. Please contact us on 0800 66 00 33 or chat to us online and we will be able to help.

Existing Danske Standard Customers: If you are applying online to upgrade your account, please note that you cannot request an overdraft or credit card as part of your applic​ation. If you application is successful, we will be happy to consider applications for credit facilities when your account is operational.