What do I need to open a student or graduate account in branch?

You’ll need to bring three valid and original documents which prove

  • Your student status
  • Your ID
  • Your address

These are the documents we’ll accept. You can’t use the same one as both proof of ID and address.

Proof of your student status

  • Student ID card (not NUS and student union cards)
  • UCAS letter, less than 12 months old, showing an offer of a place in the current or next academic year
  • If you’re living on campus or at a university-owned/operated property and have a letter from your university, you can use this as both proof of address and student status if it includes these details
  • If you want to open a graduate account, you'll also need to bring proof that you've completed your studies, such as a degree certificate
  • if you're a higher apprentice, you'll need to bring your apprenticeship agreement and commitment statement. To apply for an overdraft, you’ll need to show evidence of your salary or income

ID proof

  • Full passport
  • Full UK or EU/EEA photocard driving licence
  • Provisional UK photocard driving licence
  • EU or EEA national identity card (we can't accept ID cards from Romania or Greece)
  • UK biometric residence permit
  • A UK blue disabled driver’s pass (with photo)
  • A UK Armed Forces identity card
  • An HMRC tax notification from the last 12 months
  • A Home Office immigration status document or application registration card
  • A valid Northern Ireland voter's card
  • An introduction from a parent or guardian who banks with us
  • A Young Scot National Entitlement card (if you’re under 18)

Proof of UK address

  • Full UK or EU/EEA photocard driving licence
  • Provisional UK photocard driving licence
  • A statement from another bank, as long as it shows a UK address – from the past three months
  • UK credit card statement, as long as it shows a UK address – from the past three months
  • A UK utility bill – from the past three months
  • A UK, EU or EEA mortgage statement, as long as it shows a UK address
  • A council tax bill, demand letter or exemption certificate, from the past 12 months
  • A private tenancy agreement – this must be signed and show your name as a tenant
  • A tenancy agreement from a local council or housing association, from the past 12 months
  • A universal credit benefit statement less than 12 months old*[WK:M1] 
  • A benefit entitlement letter (other than universal credit) less than 12 months old, confirming the benefit payable at the time of issue
  • An HMRC tax notification from the past 12 months
  • A UK credit union statement from the past three months
  • If you are living on campus or in a property owned/operated by your university, you can use your student eligibility letter
  • Student Finance letter