Reserve Account for Trusts

A versatile current account that enables trustees to manage funds held in trust on behalf of their clients.

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  • No annual or monthly account fees, with instant access to funds.
  • Up to 30 free day-to-day transactions a month.
  • Open an account in three to five days, with no appointment needed.
  • An option to monitor all trust fund accounts for which you are responsible through a single log-in process.
  • Minimum opening balance of £5,000 with interest paid on balances above £100,000.


Available to trustees.

Apply via your accountant or financial adviser.

We will not open the account without the correct value of deposit being received and will write to you to request the correct value of deposit if it is not supplied with your application.

Account holders must be 18 or older and be resident in the UK permanently.

All Cater Allen current accounts are subject to status.

This account is subject to availability and may be withdrawn from sale at any time without notice.

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  • The account can be managed online, by phone or by post.
  • Available in pounds only.
  • Day-to-day debit transactions on this account are: cheque withdrawals; standing orders; Direct Debits; bill payments and electronic payments. For details of other transactions which incur charges, for example CHAPS, please refer to our Banking Tariff.
  • Overdraft facilities are not available.

Interest rates

Rates may vary and are correct as at 29 June 2020. Interest rates are variable and tiered. Interest is calculated daily and credited quarterly.

Reserve Account for Trusts - £ pounds

Balance Gross % p.a. AER % p.a.
£500,000+ 0.10% 0.10%
£100,000+ 0.05% 0.05%
£0+ 0.00% 0.00%

The gross rate is the interest rate we pay where no income tax has been deducted.

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and shows what the interest rate would be if we paid interest and added it to your account each year.

    How to apply

    Please contact your financial adviser or intermediary if you wish to apply for an account with Cater Allen. If you don't have a financial adviser or intermediary, please contact us on to discuss your options.

    Step 1:Read and save the following documents:

    Although you should apply via your financial adviser or intermediary we have provided the relevant documentation required for an application. It's important that you fully understand the account, interest rates and the relevant Terms and Conditions before submitting an application.

    View the interest rate for the account you would like to apply for

    Step 2:Please contact your financial adviser or intermediary:

    Please contact your financial adviser or intermediary to discuss opening the account and completing an application form.

    If you don't have a financial adviser or intermediary, please contact us on to discuss your options.

    Once your financial adviser or intermediary has sent in your application, it will usually be processed within 5 days of us receiving it, as long as the application form is completed correctly and accompanied by all required documents. Application forms we receive which are incorrect or incomplete will be automatically returned.

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