Rates & fees
With the Virgin Money Current Account you get interest on both your current account and the linked savings account.
There's no monthly fee on the account, but there are some other fees that you need to be aware of. Find out about them here.
Earn interest on both accounts
AER1 (0.50% gross2 per annum variable) on balances up to £2,000, paid monthly
AER1 (1.00% gross2 per annum variable) on your Savings balance, paid quarterly
Virgin Money Current Account fees
Here are the fees for using the main services in the Virgin Money Current Account:
|Monthly Fee for Maintaining The Account||None|
|Cash withdrawal in pounds in the UK||Free* |
Maximum £500 per day (subject to account balance)Whilst we won't charge you, some ATM providers may apply a charge. You'll be notified of this before you go ahead with the withdrawal.
|Cash withdrawal in foreign currency outside the UK|
We won’t always charge this fee. The Account tariff explains when it applies.
|3.75% of transaction value|
|Debit card payment in a foreign currency|
We won’t always charge this fee. The Account tariff explains when it applies.
|2.75% of transaction value|
|CHAPS outward payment||£25.00|
|Refusing A Payment Due To Lack Of Funds Fee|
You'll be charged this fee when we refuse a payment due to a lack of funds in your account (or Arranged Overdraft). But you'll not be charged this fee if the value of the refused payment is £4.00 or less. This is the Refusing A Payment Due To Lack Of Funds Fee Buffer Amount.
|£4.00 (Buffer £4.00)|
|Monthly Maximum Charge|
The Monthly Maximum Charge (MMC) is a monthly cap on Unarranged Overdraft interest and Refusing A Payment Due To Lack Of Funds Fees. The MMC is the most you'd pay each month in such interest and fees combined.
1. Each current account will set a monthly maximum charge for:
(a) going overdrawn when you don't have an Arranged Overdraft; or
(b) going over/past your Arranged Overdraft limit (if you have one).
2. This cap covers any:
(a) interest for going over/past your Arranged Overdraft limit; and
(b) fees for each time we Refuse A Payment Due To Lack Of Funds.
|£100.00 per calendar month|
The amount of the Refusing A Payment Due To Lack Of Funds Fee and debit interest will be notified to you at the end of each calendar month, giving you at least 14 days notice before it is applied to your account.
You'll find full details of our fees in the Virgin Money Current Account Fee Information Document.
When we're talking about our current accounts, we have to use certain words and phrases to describe key things (like your Arranged Overdraft). You can find them in our Glossary of Terms.
Download the Glossary of Terms (PDF, 211KB)
The interest you earn on your current account
This is the rate of interest we'll pay on the money in your account.
|Balance (% p.a.)||Gross2 (% p.a.)||AER1 (% p.a.)|
|Virgin Money Current Account* - up to £2,000||0.50%||0.50%|
|Virgin Money Current Account* - over £2,000||0%||0%|
Overdraft interest rates
We'll work out the interest you need to pay using the amount you're borrowing at the end of each day. We'll charge the interest the next month.
|Overdraft rates||Per month (%)||Per annum (%)||EAR3 (%)|
When we talk tax
The terms we use are based on current understanding of UK taxation. We're always reviewing our website to make sure that anything we say about tax is up to date.
- AER. The AER (or Annual Equivalent Rate) is the equivalent rate if interest was paid and compounded once a year.
- Gross rate. This is interest we pay without deducting income tax.
We don't deduct tax from any interest we pay you. If your interest is over your Personal Savings Allowance, you'll have to pay any tax directly to HM Revenue and Customs. It'll depend on your circumstances and it might change in the future. For more information please visit, www.gov.uk.
- EAR. The EAR (or Effective Annual Rate) is used to express the cost of borrowing on current accounts. The EAR takes account of the rate of interest charged, the frequency it is levied to accounts and compounding of interest. It does not include overdraft fees and is variable.
Credit Interest Footnotes
*Every day, we work out the interest on your cleared credit balance. Then we pay it into your account on the last working day of each month.
Virgin Money Instant Savings Account Summary Box
Account name: Virgin Money Instant Savings
What is the interest rate?
|Balance||Gross rate2 (%)||AER1 (%)|
|On all balances||1.00%||1.00%|
Interest is calculated on a daily basis and paid on the last working day of each calendar quarter.
Can Virgin Money change the interest rate?
Yes. If we lower your rate we will provide at least 2 months notice as described in section 12 of the Terms. We may increase your rate without giving you notice.
What would the estimated balance be after 12 months based on a £1000 deposit?
Initial deposit at account opening
Balance after 12 months
This is only an example and does not take into account your individual circumstances.
The example assumes that:
- no further deposits or withdrawals are made;
- any interest earned stays in the account; and
- there is no change to the interest rate.
How do I open and manage my account?
You may only open a Virgin Money Instant Savings Account if you have a Virgin Money Current Account with us in the same name(s). The Virgin Money Instant Savings Account will stay open, as long as the Virgin Money Current Account is maintained as described in the Terms.
The account can be opened in Store or online, virginmoney.com/current-accounts/pca, or call us on 0800 121 7365, someone from our team will be available 24/7.
There are no minimum or maximum balance restrictions or need to pay in on a regular basis. The Virgin Money Current Account is available to anyone from the age of 16.
If you want to apply online, you'll need to be at least 18. Subject to status.
Can I withdraw money?
You may only withdraw funds by transfer to your Virgin Money Current Account or any other account that we allow you to make a transfer into using internet/telephone banking, the Virgin Money mobile banking app or in Store.
Interest will be paid gross.
Gross rate interest is the interest payable without taking account of any tax payable.
AER (Annual Equivalent Rate). The Annual Equivalent Rate illustrates what the interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded once each year.
Protecting your money
As we are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, your eligible deposits with Virgin Money are covered up to £85,000 per person.View the FSCS guarantee
To find out more about our interest rates and fees you can download a PDF of the Virgin Money Current Account and Virgin Money Instant Savings Tariff.
Download the Account Tariff (PDF, 257KB)
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 AER (Annual Equivalent Rate) is the equivalent rate if the interest was paid and compounded once a year. Gross rate interest is the interest payable without taking account of any tax payable. Credit interest is calculated daily on the cleared credit balance in your account.
 Gross rate. Gross rate interest is the interest payable without taking account of any tax payable. If you earn interest over your Personal Savings Allowance you will be required to pay any tax due yourself directly to HM Revenue and Customs. If you would like to read more about your Personal Savings Allowance, please visit the government website www.gov.uk.
 EAR (Effective Annual Rate) - The Effective Annual Rate is used to express the cost of borrowing on current accounts. The EAR takes account of the rate of interest charged, the frequency it is levied to accounts and compounding of interest. It does not include overdraft fees and is variable.