How to get your salary paid into your account

If you’ve just started a new job or opened a new bank account, one of the first things you may be interested in doing is making sure your salary will be paid in.

Before you're paid

Depending on your employer, you may have to fill out a form or email the person that manages the payroll. You’ll need to supply them with the following:

  • Your sort code
  • Your account number
  • The name on the account

For HSBC customers, these details will be on the documents you received when you opened the bank account, on any statements you have and also available through online and mobile banking.

Several days before you’re next paid, it may be a good idea to get in touch with the person that manages payroll at your employer to make sure they have the right details on file.

After you're paid

You can check whether the money has gone into your account and how much has gone in by looking at recent transactions either through online or mobile banking. The payment should be listed as a credit.

It’s a good idea to have a look at your payslip to ensure the amount on the payslip matches the amount you received. It’s also worth looking at your payslip to confirm that you’ve been paid the right amount and the correct tax code has been applied. If anything isn’t as you expect it should be, get in touch with either your employer or your bank.

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