What is CHAPS?

  • CHAPS stands for Clearing House Automated Payment System
  • CHAPS is a method of making same-day electronic sterling transfers
  • CHAPS is generally used for submitting payments above £100,000 (e.g. for a property purchase), or when a payment needs to be made immediately
  • Payments can be for any amount and are made to clearing banks in the United Kingdom
  • Additional charges may apply. Please refer to your account tariff for details
  • You can arrange to send a CHAPS payment via your online banking or email.