Opening A Bank Account

Proof of ID

  • A UK Passport, Biometric Residence Permit, Foreign Passport and Visa.
  • UK/EU/EEA Driving Licence
  • EU and EEA national identity card
  • HMRC tax notifications and correspondence
  • Benefits entitlement letter issued within last 12 months
  • Northern Ireland voters card
  • Travel documents issued by the UK government
  • UK disability blue badge with photo
  • Armed forces/military ID card/Police Warrant Card

Proof of address for over 18’s

  • UK/EU/EEA Driving Licence
  • HMRC tax notifications and correspondence
  • Council tax bill/demand letter/exemption certificate issued within 12 months
  • UK utility bill (gas, electricity, water, telephone landline) issued within 3 months
  • Bank/Building Society/UK Credit Card statement issued within the last 3 months
  • UK/EU/EEA mortgage statement within 12 months
  • Benefits entitlement letter issued within last 12 months
  • Tenancy agreement from local council or housing association issued within 12 months
  • Credit Union statement

Proof of address for students

  • Proof of your student status
  • UK/EU/EEA Driving Licence
  • HMRC tax notifications and correspondence
  • Council tax bill/demand letter/exemption certificate issued within 12 months
  • UK utility bill (gas, electricity, water, telephone landline) issued within 3 months
  • Bank/Building Society/UK Credit Card statement issued within the last 3 months
  • Benefits entitlement letter issued within last 12 months
  • Tenancy agreement from local council or housing association issued within 12 months

Proof of address for under 18’s

  • UK/EU/EEA Driving Licence
  • HMRC tax notifications and correspondence
  • Bank/Building Society/UK Credit Card statement issued within the last 3 months
  • A Child Benefit/Child Trust Fund/Tax Credit award/review letter
  • A letter of introduction from school
  • A letter of introduction from the local council or a registered charity

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