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Payments into your account

Information on receiving payments into your CBS account.

1. Payments within the UK

To make payments into your account from within the UK, or for a Direct Debit payment from your Cash Transactor or Chelsea Share account:

Account name Chelsea Building Society account holder's name
Chelsea sort code 60 – 95 – 95
(operated through one of our main bankers – NatWest Bank Plc)
Account number The first 8 digits of your Chelsea account number
Reference or roll number The full 10 digits of your Chelsea account number (credits only)


Typical types of transaction are:

CHAPS – 'Same day value' electronic payments which, when received into accounts, are treated as cleared funds.

Faster Payments – We accept faster payments into our sort codes from UK banks offering an outward faster payment service to their customers. Standing orders, internet and telephone banking payments can be sent using this service, subject to payment limits.

BACS – These tend to be regular payment arrangements into accounts, such as salaries and DWP payments.

Direct Debits – Arrangements for payments from a Cash Transactor account to the third party – e.g. to pay utility bills, insurance premiums or Sky subscriptions.

Please note

Not all accounts can receive payments, so please refer to your account terms and conditions before making a payment.

2. Payments from abroad

To make payments into your account by electronic transfer (SWIFT) from abroad you will need to use the following:

Sort code 56 – 00 – 36
Bank Account Number 42200598
Bank Account Name Chelsea Building Society
IBAN GB92 NWBK 560036 42200598
Reference Your personal Chelsea account number
Account Name The full name of the account holder
Bank Name National Westminster Bank Plc
Branch Address Bradford Broadway Branch
1 Market St


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Faster payments

Where payments are sent by the Faster Payment service to your account they will be credited within 4 hours of receipt of funds from our clearing bank.


You can pay a cheque into your CBS account at any Yorkshire Building Society branch or agency - however you should be aware that the terms & conditions of our online based accounts mean that we do not accept cheque deposits into these accounts.

Cheques should be made payable to the account holder and not to the Society.

Chelsea Building Society savings accounts use the CBS clearing cycle timeline, as explained below.

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