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Business current account overdraft

Give your cashflow more flexibility and ease the burden of unexpected expenses

It's there just in case you need it

Once you're eligible, you can apply for a business overdraft with a limit of up to £2,000. An overdraft is a short term safety net, should your business need it, not a long term source of credit. The sooner you pay it off, the less it will cost.

How much does an overdraft cost?

The cost of your overdraft will depend on the interest rate you pay.

When you apply, we'll show you the interest rate we can offer. Once approved, you’ll find your interest rate on your statements and in the overdraft section of your Zempler Bank app.

The first £5 of your overdraft is interest free. If you go over that £5, we'll charge interest at the end of each day you're using it.

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Try our overdraft calculator

See how much an overdraft would cost, barring any annual fees. Use it to compare the cost of an overdraft with other ways of borrowing to see which is best for your business.




Summary of charges

Borrowing £250 for 28 days at 70% interest* will cost you


in interest

*% - daily interest rate

Representative APR 0.0% (variable)

    Are you eligible?

    You need to have a Zempler business current account to get a business overdraft. Once you’ve opened an account, we’ll let you know when you’re eligible and what the terms are.

    Check your eligibility

    Remember, you can only apply for a business overdraft once you’ve received an offer via email, in Online Banking message or in-app.

    Easy to apply

    Once you know you’re eligible, you can apply in just a few moments in-app or in Online Banking. You’ll find all your add-ons in your Business Account Overview. Before you apply, you can work out how much it will cost using our overdraft calculator.

    How do Zempler Bank business overdrafts work?

    • There's an annual fee. Our overdrafts come with an annual fee starting from £50. You'll need to pay this alongside any interest due from using your overdraft. When you pay, it will show in your bank account transaction history and bank statement.
    • The first £5 of your overdraft is interest free. We’ll only charge interest on any daily overdraft balance over £5. You'll find information about your interest rate in your overdraft statements in-app and in Online Banking.
    • Make at least the minimum repayment on time. Paying late can harm your business’s credit rating. The best and cheapest way to clear your balance is to pay it off in full as soon as possible.
    • Stay within your limit. You can only use your Zempler Business account to pay for things that don’t take you past your overdraft limit. If you try to withdraw cash or pay for anything that takes you over your limit, it will be declined. If interest and fees take you over your limit, we won’t charge over limit fees.
    • Overdraft alerts. We'll send you overdraft alerts when you’re about to enter your overdraft, have entered it, or are reaching your limit. Alerts help you manage repayments and avoid charges.
    • Changing your limit. You can request the reduction or removal of your overdraft at any time by contacting us. We’ll review your overdraft limit every six months.
    • Grace period – We won’t charge any interest if you dip into your overdraft and bring your account back into credit on the same day.

    Your business overdraft questions answered

    • To be eligible for a Zempler Bank business overdraft you need to have had a Zempler business current account open for at least three months. We’ll let you know once you’re eligible by email, text message or in Online Banking.

      You can use our eligibility checker to see if you’re likely to be approved for a business overdraft. Using the eligibility checker won’t impact your credit rating or score but doesn’t guarantee you’ll be approved for an overdraft.

    • You can only apply for a Zempler Bank business overdraft once you’ve had a Zempler Bank business current account open for at least three months and you’re eligible for one. We’ll then invite you to apply for a business overdraft or you'll see it appear in-app.

      To apply, log in to your account in-app or in Online Banking, go to ‘Add-ons’ in your Account Overview and follow the application instructions. You’ll need to read and accept your Credit Agreement and Terms.

      If your application is successful, your overdraft will typically be added to your account within a few hours. If your application comes after 4pm on a Friday or over the weekend, it will be available by midday on the next working day.

    • The first £5 of your business overdraft is interest free. We’ll charge you interest on any daily overdraft balance greater than £5.

      If you’ve opened a Zempler business current account since January 2023, you will have to pay an annual fee for your overdraft on top of any interest payments.

      You can find information about your interest rate and any fees in your monthly statements.

      You can also use our cost calculator to see how much a business overdraft could cost, which will help you compare the cost to other ways of borrowing.

    • Yes, using a Zempler Bank credit add-on like a business overdraft could impact your business credit score.

      If you manage your overdraft responsibly, don’t rely on it excessively and make all your repayments on time, it can have a positive impact on your credit score as it shows you are financially responsible.

      If you’re late making your repayments or miss some completely, it may harm your credit score. This can reduce your business’s chances of getting credit or make it expensive for you to get credit in the future.

      You should never take out more credit than you can pay.

    See all business overdraft FAQs

    Understanding credit

    Understanding how credit works can help you manage your money more effectively. Learn about the different types of credit, how to apply for it and, what to do if you’ve been refused.

    Understand how credit works 

    Worried about money?

    If you’re worried about your overdraft use or are struggling to pay it off, there are steps you can take to manage your debt.

    You can speak to our Credit Management Team directly to discuss the ways we can help you manage your repayments and reduce your borrowing. Call us on 0203 059 5784 Monday to Thursday from 8am to 8pm, Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm.

    If you prefer independent, impartial, free, and confidential help, you can also speak to any of these organisations.

    Repaying your overdraft

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    Zempler Bank provides credit facilities subject to approval and affordability, and where accounts continue to meet Zempler Bank credit criteria.