How long do Faster Payments take?

Provided both banks/building societies are direct participants in Faster Payments, payments are usually available almost immediately, although they can sometimes take up to two hours. These timescales can still apply if either the sending or receiving bank is not a direct participant of Faster Payments, however some payments will take longer, especially outside normal working hours. You should talk to us if the speed of the payment is particularly important. As a minimum, all electronic payments must be made available by the end of the next business day.

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