Zenith Bank (UK) Limited

Frequently asked questions

Yes. Zenith Bank (UK) Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. You can confirm the full status on the Financial Services Register by clicking here.
Our accounts are available to individuals, aged 18 years or over, who are resident in the UK. Also, you must have a personal UK bank or building society account that allows transfers to be made to and from it.
We verify your personal details, including identity, address and bank account information through an online system immediately after you submit your application. The online system includes credit data information and the UK national voters' roll. In some cases, we may need additional identification in order to be able to proceed with your application such as a passport.
Yes, up to 2 people can apply for a single product.
Yes. Deposits with Zenith Bank (UK) Ltd are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) for each eligible depositor. The FSCS is the United Kingdom's statutory deposit guarantee scheme and is designed to ensure your deposits are protected should a bank become insolvent. For further information about the FSCS please click here.
Yes, Zenith Bank (UK) Ltd is based in London.
No. We only accept fixed deposit applications online through our website.
Your transfer must reach us within 14 calendar days from application approval date to qualify for the interest rate you have applied for.
Once you have submitted your application:
  • If your application is successful, you will receive an email with the bank details you need to fund your new account.
  • If we need additional information from you to complete your application, you will be provided with details of what you need to send to us.
  • If your application is unsuccessful, you will be advised that we are unable to open an account for you at this time.
Once your application is complete you will receive an email with the account number and sort code you need to deposit funds into your account. You must send the payment from your nominated account. Any deposits made before 12:00pm (Monday to Friday) will be processed that day. Deposits made after 12:00pm may not be processed until the next working day.
We do not accept cash or cheque deposits for this service.
Interest will be paid annually.
On Maturity, your principle sum plus annual interest will be paid back to your nominated account.
Our fixed term deposit accounts do not allow for funds to be withdrawn during the term of the deposit. There may be exceptional circumstances where we may allow your account to be closed early like death, terminal illness or bankruptcy. In such circumstances, please contact us in writing.

Your Money Is Protected

All the money you hold with us is protected up to £85,000 per applicant.