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Can I invest by bank transfer or regular standing order?

Yes. You can invest by bank transfer or regular standing order for Premium Bonds, Direct Saver, Direct ISA and Investment Account.

You must already have Premium Bonds or one of the above accounts, and you must know your holder’s number / account number.

You’ll find the details in the sections below:

  • Premium Bonds

    Each investment by bank transfer or standing order must be at least £50.

    Give the following details to your bank and tell them how much to transfer and how often. You’ll normally be able to do this online, by phone or in a branch, depending on your bank.

    Payee name: NS&I
    Account number: 11994808
    Sort code: 08 31 15
    Reference: Give your Premium Bonds holder’s number (not your NS&I number) as the reference – enter it without any hyphens, spaces or full stops. You must enter it correctly so that the payment reaches the right account.
    Read this before buying by bank transfer
    • You must be aged 16 or over and buying Bonds in your own name.
    • The bank account must be a UK account in your name.
    • When buying by bank transfer, you are confirming that you have read and accepted the current terms and conditions.
    • Minimum for each investment £50.
    • Any transfers that would take you over the £50,000 limit will be automatically refunded in full to your bank account, so you may want to check your Premium Bonds balance before investing.
    • Please note that we do not accept payment via Clearing House Automated Payment System (CHAPS).

    Or download and print a standing order form then complete it and give it to your bank.

    Print and complete a standing order form

  • Direct Saver

    Pay in by standing order, bank transfer or with your debit card. All your deposits must be from a UK bank account in your own name.

    Standing order

    Give your bank our payee details:

    Payee name: NS&I
    Account number: 11994808
    Sort code: 08 31 35
    Reference: Give your Direct Saver account number (not your NS&I number) as the reference – enter it without any hyphens, spaces or full stops. You must enter it correctly so that the payment reaches the right account.

    Tell the bank how much you want to pay, when and how often.

    Or

    Print and complete a standing order form and give it to your bank

    To cancel, contact your bank – not NS&I.

    Bank transfer

    You can make one off deposits by bank transfer. Give all the above details to your bank and tell them how much you want to pay. For large amounts, check your bank’s upper limit for electronic payments.

  • Direct ISA

    Pay in by standing order, bank transfer or with your debit card. All your deposits must be from a UK bank account in your own name.

    Any deposits that would take you over the annual subscription limit will be automatically refunded in full to your bank account, so you may want to check before investing.

    Standing order

    Give your bank our payee details:

    Payee name: NS&I
    Account number: 11994808
    Sort code: 08 31 20
    Reference: Give your Direct ISA account number (not your NS&I number) as the reference – enter it without any hyphens, spaces or full stops. You must enter it correctly so that the payment reaches the right account.

    Tell the bank how much you want to pay, when and how often.

    Or

    Print and complete a standing order form and give it to your bank.

    To cancel, contact your bank – not NS&I.

    Bank transfer

    You can make one off deposits by bank transfer. Give all the above details to your bank and tell them how much you want to pay. For large amounts, check your bank’s upper limit for electronic payments.

  • Investment Account

    Pay in by standing order, bank transfer or cheque. All your deposits must be from a UK bank account in your own name.

    Standing order

    Give your bank our payee details:

    Payee name: NS&I
    Account number: 11994808
    Sort code: 08 31 30
    Reference: Give your Investment Account number (not your NS&I number) as the reference – enter it without any hyphens, spaces or full stops. You must enter it correctly so that the payment reaches the right account.

    Tell the bank how much you want to pay, when and how often.

    Or

    Print and complete a standing order form and give it to your bank

    To cancel, contact your bank – not NS&I.

    Bank transfer

    You can make one off deposits by bank transfer. Give all the above details to your bank and tell them how much you want to pay. For large amounts, check your bank’s upper limit for electronic payments.