The following list of abbreviations, used on Barclays bank statements is probably pretty much the same for other banks........
What do the abbreviations mean on my statement?
Here's a list of what common banking abbreviations relate to:
APR - Annual Percentage Rate (relates to credit interest).
BBP - bill payment.
BCC - Barclays Connect Card.
BGC - bank giro credit.
CAT - a standard applied to ISAs that stands for reasonable Charges,
easy Access, fair Terms.
CDL - Career Development Loan.
CHAPS - Clearing House Automated Payment System (a means of
DDR - direct debit.
DR - debit balance (overdrawn).
IBAN - International Bank Account Number (you can find this on your
IMO - International Money Order.
ISA - Individual Savings Account.
REM - remittance: a cheque credited to your account that was not paid in
at your home/own account-holding branch or bank.
REV - reversal: a standing order or Direct Debit has been recalled.
STO - standing order.
UNP - unpaid.
I originally posted this in the Barclays section, but as it may be of some use in other banks, I have re-posted it here as well.
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I'm with First Direct and Natwest and they are a bit different on one:
DR account overdrawn OR debit item
This is important as I've seen a lot of answers to this question elsewhere state that DR simply means you are overdrawn. Certainly doesn't in my case. I think the answers.com list is possibly a bit more accurate. wiki.answers.com/Q/What_do_DR_on_a_bank_stat ement_mean