Greek bank accounts: advice about State Pension and welfare payments

30 Jun 2015 11:59 AM

The Greek government has announced a bank holiday until 6 July and implemented restrictions on its banking system.

International payments into Greece are exempt from these restrictions. UK government payments, including State Pension and public service pension payments, will continue to be made into Greek accounts in the usual way.

The situation remains fast moving and uncertain, and the government recognises customers may be concerned. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will attempt to contact people that draw a British State Pension from a Greek bank account, and help people to switch these payments to a non-Greek bank account if they wish.

Customers can contact the DWP call centre on +44 191 218 7777

Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm BST
Saturday 8am to 4pm BST

Public service pensions

If you are member of a public service pension scheme (for example NHS, teachers, or police) and draw pensions from a Greek bank account, your pension scheme provider will attempt to contact you to talk you through the options. Alternatively you can contact your pension scheme provider for more information.

More information

Read the Chancellor’s statement on Greece (29 June 2015).