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We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

Can I invest by bank transfer or standing order?

Yes, simply give the details to your bank, tell them how much to transfer and when.

You'll normally be able to do this online, by phone or in a branch, depending on your bank. There is no need to enter your card details. We will update your account once we have received the money.

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

You'll find all the details you need in the sections below:

  • Premium Bonds

    Each investment by bank transfer or standing order must be at least £50 and each investment must be in whole pounds.

    Please note that bank transfers and standing orders are not available for accounts held by children under 16.

    Reference: You must enter your Premium Bonds holder’s number (not your NS&I number) as the reference. You can find your holder’s number on your Bond record or by logging into our online service.

    Make sure you enter your holder's number correctly without any hyphens, spaces or full stops. Don't add any other information in the reference field apart from your holder's number.

    Payee name: NS&I
    Account number: 11994808
    Sort code: 08 31 15

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

    Print and complete a standing order form

    Read this before buying by bank transfer or standing order
    • 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 is £50 and each investment must be in whole pounds.
    • 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).
  • Income Bonds

    All your deposits must be at least £500 and from a UK bank account in your own name.

    Reference: You must enter your Income Bonds account number (not your NS&I number) as the reference when you instruct your bank. This will ensure your payment reaches the right account. You can find your account number on your statement or by logging into our online service.

    Make sure you enter your Income Bonds account number correctly. Don't add any other information in the reference field apart from your account number.

    Payee name: NS&I
    Account number: 11994808
    Sort code: 60 89 78

    Or

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

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

    For large amounts, check your bank’s upper limit for electronic payments.

  • Direct Saver

    All your deposits must be from a UK bank account in your own name.

    Reference: You must enter your Direct Saver account number (not your NS&I number) as the reference. You can find your account number on your statement or by logging into our online service.

    Make sure you enter your Direct Saver account number correctly. Don't add any other information in the reference field apart from your account number.

    Payee name: NS&I
    Account number: 11994808
    Sort code: 08 31 35

    Or

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

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

    For large amounts, check your bank’s upper limit for electronic payments.

  • Direct ISA

    All deposits must be from a UK bank account in your own name.

    Reference: You must enter your Direct ISA account number (not your NS&I number) as the reference. You can find your account number on your statement or by logging into our online service.

    Make sure you enter your Direct ISA account number correctly. Don't add any other information in the reference field apart from your account number.

    Payee name: NS&I
    Account number: 11994808
    Sort code: 08 31 20

    Or

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

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

    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 making the deposit.

  • Junior ISA

    All deposits must be from a UK bank account.

    Reference: You must enter your Junior ISA account number (not your NS&I number) as the reference. You can find your account number on your statement or by logging into our online service.

    Make sure you enter your Junior ISA account number correctly. Don't add any other information in the reference field apart from your account number.

    Payee name: NS&I
    Account number: 11994808
    Sort code: 60 89 73

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

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

  • Investment Account

    All your deposits must be from a UK bank account in your own name.

    Reference: You must enter your Investment Account number (not your NS&I number) as the reference. You can find your account number on your statement or by logging into our online service.

    Make sure you enter your Investment Account number correctly. Don't add any other information in the reference field apart from your account number.

    Payee name: NS&I
    Account number: 11994808
    Sort code: 08 31 30

    Or

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

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

    For large amounts, check your bank’s upper limit for electronic payments.