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Paying money in

The following information is relevant to our branch based savings accounts. For information on our online accounts please see our paying money in for online savers page.

Paying money in
You can pay in cash and cheques, make debit card payments at any of our local branches or over the telephone and make electronic transfers from external bank accounts via BACS, CHAPS or Faster Payment.

Payments made by electronic transfer will be added to the balance and start to earn interest straight away.

Please refer to your account terms and conditions before making a payment to make sure that it's possible. Not all accounts can receive payments or there may be restrictions.

Debit Cards
We accept payments by most major debit cards.

BACS, CHAPS or Faster Payment account details

If you wish to have money paid into your account by electronic transfer you or the payer will need to send the payment to:

Bank: Barclays Bank Plc, 9-11 St Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3AA

Sort Code: 20-17-22

Account Number: 40338346

Reference: Your 10 digit Cambridge account number

If your name and savings account number are not quoted, or are quoted incorrectly, the payment may be returned.

If you wish to set up a standing order you will need to give your bank account provider the details above. Standing order forms are available from any of our branches or by calling us on 0345 601 4021.

Overseas transfers account details

You can transfer money by telegraphic transfer (SWIFT) from overseas. To organise this transfer, the organisation sending the payment will need to quote the following details


Bank account name: Cambridge Building Society

IBAN: GB30BARC20172240338346

Reference: Your 10 digit Cambridge account number

Amount: The actual amount to be sent, stating currency

Cheque Payments

When paying money into your account by cheque please ensure that the cheque payee includes either your full name or 10 digit Cambridge Building Society account number.

Cheque clearance
If you pay money into your account by cheque, the payment will be put through a clearing process. The central clearing cycle for cheques is three working days. We will then require one further day for your payment to reach our bank account. We therefore require four working days before cheques can be withdrawn. As the timescale for the cheque clearing process can be longer than this, you can only be certain the money is yours after 8 working days have passed.

Cheques paid into your account will be added to the balance and start to earn interest straight away.

Please note that Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays are not classed as working days in the central clearing cycle.