For schools that bank with NatWest under the council pooling arrangement we are able to offer you online banking, including the ability to process automated payments.
Those schools that wish for the council to set up online banking facilities need to complete the Online Banking Request Form and send a scanned signed copy to the Schools Statutory Finance Team on SchoolsFinance@milton-keynes.gov.uk as soon as possible. Please read the briefing note and operational guidance for more information.
NatWest have developed the ability for customers to send non urgent queries by email to the Corporate Service Team. Read more about the team, who will be able to answer any ad hoc queries regarding your account and place stops on cheques.
When emailing, please make sure that:
- BACS recall requests are received by the bank by 12:00 noon on the day before the credit is due and have 'BACS Recall' in the subject line of your email
- stop chequesrequests are received by the bank by 3:30pm and have 'Stop Cheque' in the subject line
A detailed guide on the benefits of the Bankline facility can be found in the Bankline presentation pdf document which is located in the documents area of this page.
Fraud techniques continue to evolve as criminals look for new ways to defraud their victims. Everyone is a potential target. NatWest is committed to helping you safeguard your money and uses a wide range of fraud prevention and detection processes in the fight against financial crime.
Below are various documents published by NatWest to help raise awareness of fraud and help protect yourselves and the school from potential fraudulent situations. Alternatively, read Natwest's Fraud and Security Advice.
We would urge schools to look to see how you can take steps to protect yourselves.
If you have any concerns, please contact your bank who should be happy to try to address them.