Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland personal loans

Existing customers of Bank of Scotland can apply to borrow between £1,000 and £50,000 starting from 6.7%. And with smaller loans available too, you could finance anything from a holiday to a wedding, or even Glas-go and get yourself that new car you’ve been eyeing up.

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Quick overview of Bank of Scotland personal loans

Loan amounts From £1,000 to £50,000
Loan terms From 1 year to 7 years
Age eligibility 18 years and over
Application fee No application fee
Repayment holiday Repayment holiday not permitted

Interest rates are fixed for the duration of your repayment period, however the rate you’re offered will depend on factors like the amount you apply for, the term of the loan, your credit rating and your income. It may differ from the advertised “Representative APR”.

What is APR?

If you’re comparing any credit-based products, it won’t be long before you’ll come across the Annual Percentage Rate (APR). This figure is designed to provide an annual summary of the cost of a loan. It takes into account both interest and any mandatory charges to be paid (for example an arrangement fee) over the duration of a loan.

All lenders must calculate the APR of their products in the same way, and must tell you the APR before you sign an agreement, so for consumers it can be a handy tool for comparison.

Lenders are only obliged to award their advertised APR to 51% of people who take out the loan – the other 49% could pay more. That’s why it’s often referred to as the representative APR.

Calculate the cost of a Bank of Scotland loan

Our calculator lets you pick how much you want to borrow, over a timeframe that suits you, to estimate how much you would pay back each month and overall. We base our calculations on Bank of Scotland’s representative APR, but it’s important to note that credit is subject to status and your circumstances may affect the rate you’re offered.

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Name Product Ratings Customer rating Finder score Total Payable Monthly Repayment Representative APR Link
Bank of Scotland Existing Customer Personal Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.7% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.7% and total payable £11,034.00 in monthly repayments of £306.50.
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Please note: You should always refer to your loan agreement for exact repayment amounts as they may vary from our results.
Late repayments can cause you serious money problems. See our debt help guides.

How do Bank of Scotland personal loans compare against the competition?

Table: sorted by representative APR, promoted deals first

Before you take out a personal loan, it’s smart to read up and shop around. If you’ve been on the Bank of Scotland site to get a quote on your loan, find out how much you’d be likely to pay for the same loan from some popular lenders:

Name Product Ratings Customer rating Finder score Total Payable Monthly Repayment Representative APR Link
Bank of Scotland Existing Customer Personal Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.7% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.7% and total payable £11,034.00 in monthly repayments of £306.50.
Novuna Personal Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 7.4% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 7.4% and total payable £11,142.00 in monthly repayments of £309.50.
My Community Bank Personal Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £5,000 over 48 months at a rate of 23.3% pa (fixed). Representative APR 27.1% and total payable £7,854.94 in monthly repayments of £163.64.
Barclays Existing Current Account Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 9.9% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 9.9% and total payable £11,527.92 in monthly repayments of £320.22.
Plend personal loan
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Representative example: Borrow £8,000 over 48 months at a rate of 16.66% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 17.99% and total payable £11,013.12 in monthly repayments of £229.44.
Tesco Bank Personal Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.5% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.5% and total payable £11,003.04 in monthly repayments of £305.64.
Tesco Bank Clubcard Personal Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.1% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.1% and total payable £10,941.12 in monthly repayments of £303.92.
Lendwise
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Zopa Personal Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £1,500.00 over 3 years at a rate of 22.9% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 22.9% and total payable £2,028.60 in monthly repayments of £56.35.
Lloyds Bank Existing Customer Personal Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 6.7% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 6.7% and total payable £11,034.00 in monthly repayments of £306.50.
Fluro (formerly Lending Works) Personal Loan
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Representative example: Assumed borrowing of £7,500.00 over 48 months at 17.9% APR representative. Monthly cost of £214.79. Total amount repayable of £10,309.78. Interest rate of 16.6% p.a.(fixed) and total fees of £150.00. Available for loan amounts between £5,000 - £25,000.
thinkmoney Personal Loan
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Representative example: If you borrow £29,100 over 12 years, initially on a fixed rate for 5 years at 8.885% and for the remaining 7 years on the Lender's standard variable rate of 9.285%, you would make 60 monthly payments of £375.53 and 84 monthly payments of £380.29.
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Please note: You should always refer to your loan agreement for exact repayment amounts as they may vary from our results.

Am I eligible for a Bank of Scotland personal loan?

You should only apply for a Bank of Scotland personal loan if you meet the following criteria:

  • You’re an existing Bank of Scotland customer
  • You’re over 18 years old
  • You’re in paid employment or have a regular income
  • You’re not in full time education
  • You have a bank/building society account
  • You’re a UK resident with a permanent UK address (excluding the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
  • You haven’t been declined for credit in the last month
  • You have no history of bad credit – such as arrears, county court judgements (CCJs), default or bankruptcy
  • You must also ensure that you can meet the repayments, as missed payments incur a charge of £25 and could have consequences on your ability to obtain credit in the future. It also retains the right to remove money owing from any Bank of Scotland account that you hold, including joint accounts.

How do I get a loan from the Bank of Scotland?

For its personal loans, Bank of Scotland exclusively take applications online through their website. You have to be an existing online banking customer, so you may also need to set up your bank account with an online log in.

Customer support

For any queries regarding personal loans, you can call Bank of Scotland on 0345 604 7291. Lines are open Mon – Fri from 8am to 8pm, and Sat – Sun from 9am to 6pm. Alternatively, you can message customer support through the Bank of Scotland app.

Who owns the Bank of Scotland?

A lender with over 400 years of banking experience, Bank of Scotland is a trusted name on the UK high street. Since being taken over by Lloyds in 2009, the bank has been paired with Halifax as “HBOS” and has been expanding its range of banking services. Not to be confused with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Bank of Scotland still have the power to issue Scottish banknotes and are responsible for those cool Scottish notes that are definitely legal tender!

Is the Bank of Scotland a good bank?

Bank of Scotland’s mantra, to make payments easier, means that getting those home renovations done or consolidating previous debt needn’t mean having the extra burden of managing a complicated loan. The only catch? You need to be an existing customer to apply.

Bank of Scotland customer reviews

In terms of customer reviews, the Bank of Scotland currently has a “bad” rating of 1.5 out of 5, based on over 500 reviews, according to TrustPilot (updated June 2023). Many customers cited poor customer service and issues with their online services.

Frequently asked questions

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