Required Identification

 

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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:

CLASSIFICATION ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ID ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PROOFS OF ADDRESS
UK National living in UK or UK National living outside UK• 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)
• 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• Current signed passport
• Current signed passport or European Economic Area photo-card driving licence or European Economic Area state identity card
• 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:

CLASSIFICATIONEACH OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED
UK Limited Company or IIP Foreign Limited Company • 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 • 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