As with all UK savings accounts, we check your identity and address before you open an account. We also check that the information you give us matches the details on your nominated UK bank or building society account. These checks help us to keep your money safe and reduce the risk of fraud.
To make opening your account as easy as possible for you, we carry out these checks using a number of electronic databases. If we’re unable to confirm your details electronically, we’ll need you to send us some additional documents and we’ll confirm this when you complete your application. We also carry out a number of fraud checks when we open your account.