We will need to verify the following details when you apply for one of our accounts:
Nominated Account Bank Validation
You must provide a valid UK bank/building society current or savings account as your nominated account. We will electronically verify that this account is held in your name (or in the name of the first applicant in the case of a new joint account application).
If electronic validation is not possible during the application process, we may ask you to send us an original Bank/Building Society account statement no more than three months old showing the account details. You will not be able to fund your account with your initial deposit until we have verified your nominated account.
Proof of Name and Address
Once you have submitted your online application, before you can fund your account, we will check your identity and address. These checks are carried out electronically to make it as easy as possible for you. Sometimes we are unable to carry out the checks electronically and we may ask you to send in some additional evidence of identification by post. We will let you know if we need any additional information onscreen and by email.
You can find a list of the types of documentation we can accept by taking a look at our Proof of ID leaflet.