TSB Bank Loans

15351 reviews

Representative 2.8% APR

Will lend between: £1,000 - £25,000

Over: 12 - 84 Months

Representative example: If you borrow £10,000 over 60 months at a Representative rate of 2.8% APR and an annual interest rate of 2.81% (fixed), you would pay 60 monthly installments of £178.85. The total charge for credit will be £731.00 and the total amount payable will be £10,731.00.

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15351 reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

Our review of TSB Bank Loans

Unlike most other high street banks, you don’t need to be an existing TSB customer to apply for one of their loans. However, to apply you will need to either call them or visit them in branch to apply. If you do have a current account with them and have held it for three months or more, then you can benefit from being able to apply online and then keep track of your loan through your online banking. Successful applicants can benefit from two repayment holidays per year for the loan term, however you will need to take into account that you will be still be accruing interest and so will end up paying more in the long run.

TSB require the criteria you would expect from a high street bank with such an affordable APR, however as well as the actual applicant needing good credit, no one associated with them can have been bankrupt or had a CCJ within the last five years. You will also need to have been registered on the electoral roll and can’t live on the Isle of Man or Channel Islands. If you are an existing TSB customer the minimum requirements are slightly less stringent, however you will most likely have had to meet these when applying for your current account in the first place.

The listed representative APR of 2.9% is only available on loans between £7,500 and £25,000, so be prepared for APRs of up to 30% for amounts outside of this bracket. The rate given on any amount will vary depending on your circumstances. 

TSB currently have a review score of 2 out of 5 on Choose Wisely. While this isn’t great, it is one of the higher ratings of the high street bank lenders. It also needs to be considered that these reviews span their entire offering, not just their loans. After scanning the reviews there are mixed opinions on TSB and their customer service so it’s quite difficult to get a good idea of how customers feel about them.

Overall verdict: TSB offer affordable rates if you have good credit and meet their quite specific criteria. With benefits such as repayment holidays and management of the loan via online banking, they are worth researching, but, if your credit isn’t perfect then shop around to find the best lender for your circumstances.

Andrew Freelander
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Andrew Freelander
Brand & Content Manager at Choose Wisely

Andrew joined Choose Wisely 5 years ago, originally working in a design capacity to make sure the website was simple to use. Most notably he worked with the Consumer Finance Association to design the comparison table of choice for High-Cost Short Term Finance products.


  • Personalised online quote doesn’t leave a credit footprint
  • You don’t have to be a TSB customer to apply
  • Funds available immediately for TSB customers
  • Repayment holidays available
  • Overpayments and early settlement of the loan accepted
  • No arrangement fees charged

Minimum criteria

  • You will need to have good credit
  • No bankruptcy or CCJs with in the last five years
  • You will need to be a UK resident
  • You must be aged 21 or over
  • You must be on the electoral roll
  • Your bank account must have Direct Debit facility
  • You cannot live on the Isle of Man or Channel Islands
  • You must be employed for 16 hours or more per week, or retired with a pension


  • Maximum APR 2.8%
  • Arrangement fee: £0
  • Early repayment fee: £0
  • Late payment fee: £25

About TSB Bank Loans

TSB offer personal loans between £1,000 and £25,000 to be repaid over a loan term ranging from one to seven years. To apply online for the loan you will need to be an existing TSB customer and have held a current account with them for more than three months. If you’re not already a customer than you can still apply, you’ll just need to do this over the phone or in branch.

There are a number of options when applying for TSB, customers are able to complete the application online (even if they don’t bank with TSB), speak to the telephone team or go into a branch to speak to an advisor face to face. To get an idea of the rate that you could be offered, you can complete a personalised quote that doesn’t leave a footprint on your credit file. Approved existing TSB customers can receive their loan almost instantly between working hours and for non-customers it can take up to two working days to show in your account.

You will need to have good credit history to apply and will also need to be on the electoral roll, aged over 21 and employed with an annual income of over £10,2000.

Company information

Registration number: SC095237



Henry Duncan House, 120 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4LH

FCA registration

Reference No: 191240

Trading names: C&G Mortgages , C&G Savings

Place of business: Henry Duncan House, 120 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4LH

Data protection registration

Registration No: Z5722895

Data controller: TSB Bank PLC

Address: Henry Duncan House, 120 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4LH

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