CURRENT ACCOUNT SWITCH GIVES 3 YEARS FORWARDING

Stray payments from old accounts after you’ve switched will continue for 3 years, but that may be extended to 10 under new plans. For example, if you’ve switched from Barclays to Starling and somebody keeps sending you payments to your old Barclays, then it will still be credited to your Starling, even 3 years from now. The new plan is to continue as long as a payment is made within an 18 month period (a keep-alive period) for up to 10 years, otherwise the forwarding will stop.