Everyday banking


We're here to help with your questions about banking and finance for your charity.

  • What are the advantages of using online banking?

    With online banking you can manage your banking at all times – including outside of normal business hours. It's easy to use and includes dual authorisation features.

    In addition to be being able to make and see transactions on your account, you can also access guidance and any forms required to maintain your CAF Bank account.

    With online banking, you can:

    • view statements, transactions and balances for all of your CAF bank accounts.
    • transfer money between your CAF Cash and CAF Gold accounts
    • make free of charge Online Faster Payments to other UK Bank accounts including your staff salaries and suppliers.
    • order cheque books and paying in books
    • create, amend or delete Standing Orders
    • download account maintenance forms together with guidance for completion
  • What does it cost to make online transactions?

    All online transactions are free of charge. For details of CAF Bank charges please refer to the Tariff of charges.

  • How do I apply for online banking?
    To apply for online banking, please download an application form.
  • How long will our application for online banking take?

    Once we've received your completed application form, we aim to complete your online banking application process within 12 business days.

    We'll write and let you know when your online banking is in place, including a link to our easy-to-use Online Banking User Guides.

  • Can more than one person in our organisation become an online user?
    Yes. For easy to follow instructions to set up and maintain your online users, please refer to our Online Banking User Guides.
  • Is there dual authorisation to control our transactions to third party beneficiaries?

    Yes. All transactions to third party beneficiaries have to be approved with dual authorisation.

  • Can we view our transactions online?

    Yes. You can view 12 months’ transactions on your CAF Bank accounts.

  • Can we download our statements from online banking?

    Yes. You can download up to 18 months' worth of statements. This means that you can access your statements quickly and minimise the amount of paper generated.

  • Can we make international payments from online banking?

    No. Please see Making payments from your account for details of how to make an international payment.

  • What do I do if I want help with online banking?

    Please refer to our Online Banking User Guides for easy-to-follow guidance.

    You can also contact our Customer Service team on 03000 123 456 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, except English bank holidays) or by emailing cafbank@cafonline.org.

    While we’re happy to correspond by email, we won’t discuss or send sensitive or confidential information electronically.

  • What online security measures should we have in place?

    Our Security Centre - ‘Keeping You Safe Online’ - keeps you updated on the latest threats and offers simple tips to protect you and your account.

    The Security Centre has useful sections on:

    • how we help to protect you
    • how to keep yourself safe
    • Be aware – types of fraud
    • what to do if you see something suspicious
  • Can non-UK charities open a bank account?
    No, only UK-registered charities can hold a bank account with CAF Bank.


Our expert team is here to help with any questions you have about charity banking.

03000 123 456
(Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, except English bank holidays)

CAF Bank Limited (CBL) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. CAF Financial Solutions Limited (CFSL) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Their registered office is 25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4JQ (ME19 4TA for CFSL). Registered under number 1837656 and 2771873 respectively. CBL and CFSL are subsidiaries of Charities Aid Foundation (registered charity number 268369).

Charities Aid Foundation © 2017 | Registered Charity Number 268369
25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA Telephone: 03000 123 000
10 St. Bride Street, London EC4A 4AD Telephone: 03000 123 000