How to transfer money to another bank account

Need to transfer money to another bank account in the UK? This step-by-step guide shows you how.

You can easily transfer money to another bank account from the comfort of your own home or while you’re on the go in a matter of minutes. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to transfer money to another bank account.

Step-by-step guide to domestic transfers

Before you can transfer money online, you’ll need to make sure you’re registered for your bank’s Internet banking service. This is a simple process regardless of whether you’re a new or existing customer, so contact your bank for more on how to sign up.

Once that’s taken care of the process of sending a transfer to another British bank account is quick and easy. For many digital banking apps, you’re usually given access to online or app-based banking as soon as your account is opened.

How to transfer money to another account

  1. Log in to your Internet banking account.
  2. Select the “Payments” or “Payments and Transfers” menu.
  3. If required, select the “Transfer funds” or “Make a payment” option. You may also have the option to select “Transfer funds within the UK”.
  4. Select the account the funds will be transferred from.
  5. Select the account the funds will be transferred to. You will need to provide your recipient’s bank account details (name, sort code and account number) or, if you’ve transferred funds to the same account before, it may be saved in your Internet banking portal.
  6. Enter the amount you wish to transfer and write a description.
  7. Review the details of your transfer and submit your payment.
  8. You will be given a receipt for the transaction and you’ll also see the transaction in your transaction history.

What bank account details do I need to send a domestic transfer?

You only need minimal details in order to send a transfer to someone else’s bank account. The only information your bank will need is:

  • Your recipient’s sort code and account number
  • Your recipient’s name for the account.

Although the exact process for sending a domestic transfer will vary slightly from one bank to the next, you will typically have the option to either send a one-off transfer or save your recipient’s details for future transactions.

Why might I want to send a domestic transfer?

There are plenty of reasons why you might need to transfer money to another British bank account. These include:

  • Transferring money to a friend or loved one
  • Buying goods or services
  • Paying a bill
  • Paying the rent
  • Paying off your credit card
  • Transferring funds from your everyday transaction account into your savings account

Whatever the reason you need to send a transfer, it’s quick and easy to do so via your bank’s online banking portal.

Commonly asked questions about transferring money

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