Application requirements

All customers are required to produce identification at the time of opening a new account or to be added to an existing account.

The table below shows our identification requirements.

Individual client identification:

UK National living in UK or UK National living outside UK

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ID:

  • Current signed UK passport
  • Current UK photo-card driving licence
  • Serving armed forces, police or other agency identification
  • Freedom Pass Issued by a London Borough for person's 60 or over (only where a client does not possess a passport or photo-card driving licence)

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PROOFS OF ADDRESS:

  • HMRC tax statement
  • Local Council tax bill for the current year
  • Utility bill, bank/credit card statement, mortgage statement or house/motor insurance - not more than 3 months old

Non-UK National living in UK or Non-UK National living outside UK

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ID:

  • Current signed passport
  • Current signed passport or European Economic Area photo-card driving licence or European Economic Area state identity card

ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PROOFS OF ADDRESS:

  • If foreign national resident In the UK - any of the above documents listed for UK Nationals
  • Utility bill, bank/credit card statement, mortgage statement or house/motor Insurance from your place of residence - not more than 3 months old

Company/business identification:

UK Limited Company or IIP Foreign Limited Company

EACH OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED:

  • Description of Business
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Registered address
  • Identity of the directors/LLP members and main shareholders
  • Letter of authority to open an account in the company name signed by at least 2 directors
  • Verification of the Identities of at least two directors and any shareholders holding more than 25% of the issue share capital or equity supported by the evidence referred to in relation to the Individuals above

UK Partnership

EACH OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED:

  • Description of Business
  • Partnership Agreement
  • List of partners
  • Letter of authority to open an account
  • Verification of the Identities of at least two of the partners supported by the evidence referred to in relation to client identification above

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