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You can pay money into your accounts, subject to the terms and conditions of any particular account. In general:

Savings accounts

Add to your savings as and when you like, up to a maximum balance of £1,000,000.

Cash ISAs

Add to your ISA, subject to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) limits and the terms and conditions of your account.

Bonds

You cannot add to bonds, but you can open additional bonds (subject to availability).

Branch-based (passbook) accounts

You can pay money in at branches, by standing order or by bank transfer. To pay money in at branches, take your passbook and deposit (cash or cheque) into any of our branches. The transaction will be recorded in your passbook and the balance updated.

Online accounts

You can pay money into accounts opened online by bank transfer, debit card or by logging on and making an internal transfer from another of your Kent Reliance postal or online accounts. You can also make deposits and transfer from your existing passbook account into your online account in a branch. All you need to deposit or transfer in branch is two forms of ID, your signed passbook and your existing online account number.

Postal (statement-based) accounts

You can pay money in by post, by standing order or by bank transfer. To pay money in by post, send a cheque (but not cash) made payable to one or more account holders to:

Kent Reliance
PO BOX 601 
Chatham
ME4 9DX

If you have online access, you can also pay money in by logging on and initiating a debit card payment, or by logging on and making an internal transfer from another of your Kent Reliance postal or online accounts. You will not be able to make an online transfer from a branch-based account.

Please make sure you write your account number on the reverse of your cheque. Please do not send cash in the post. Please do not send post-dated cheques. Kent Reliance accepts no responsibility for cheques which are cleared in advance of the date written on them.

Cash deposits cannot be accepted for postal accounts.

Cheque clearance times

Cheques deposited will earn interest from the first working day after date of receipt.

Cheques will be treated as cleared funds six working days following the date of deposit.

Unpaid cheques

If you pay by cheque which is subsequently returned unpaid by the Bank or Building Society it is drawn on, we will debit your account with the amount of your cheque. We will inform you in writing and, if applicable, request your passbook in order for it to be amended. We will return the cheque to you on request.

Debit card clearance times

Debit card payments will earn interest from the date of receipt. Debit card payments will be treated as cleared funds three working days following the date of deposit.

Cheque clearance times

Bank transfer and standing order

To pay in by bank transfer or by standing order, please quote the following details:

Sort code 62 - 24 - 97
Account number Take the numbers from your account number and add a zero to the beginning. For example ABC1234567KRB would become 01234567
Reference Quote the full account number of the account into which you are paying including the letters at the beginning and end, for example ABC1234567KRB


Please note
: the above details cannot be used for CHAPS payments.

CHAPS payments

To pay money in by CHAPS (payment processed within 24 hours), please use the following details:

Sort code 60 - 05 - 09
Account number 55258085
Reference Quote your full account number including the letters at the beginning and end, for example ABC1234567KRB

Please note: Your bank may make a charge for sending funds by CHAPS.