To ensure Leeds Building Society comply with money laundering regulations, we must have evidence of your identity before opening an account. However, if you are an existing Leeds Building Society member and opening a new account with identical personal details, you do not ordinarily need to provide any further proof of identity.
In the case of a joint application, identification for each applicant must be supplied. Please note that we will not be able to open an account without the correct identification.
Please provide one item from the following list to confirm your address:
Documents confirming residency must be addressed to the account holder and dated within the last three months (in the case of joint applicants with the same surname, i.e. married couples, the document can be addressed to either of the account holders)
Please provide one item from the following list to confirm your identity:
If originals are not available, then certified copies must be submitted. Documents can be certified by any one of the following; bank official, accountant, lawyer, doctor, senior civil servant, justice of the peace, member of the house of assembly, minister of religion, police officer or teacher.
If you are applying to open an account by post, you will need to send any two of the documents listed above to confirm your address and a certified copy of your Passport or National ID Card
We will return the original documents to you after we have opened your account.
Leeds Building Society is a member of the Building Societies’ Association. The Society is a participant in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme established under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, compensation may be available if the Society cannot meet its liabilities in respect of this product, please see the Gibraltar/ Offshore General Investment Terms and Conditions for full details.
The Society’s main business is the provision of savings products, mortgages and general insurance. We may monitor and/or record your telephone conversations with the Society to ensure consistent service levels (including staff training).
Leeds Building Society is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority and our registration number is 164992. You can check this on the FSA Register by visiting the FSA website at www.fsa.gov.uk or by contacting the FSA on 0044 207 741 4100. The Society is authorised to conduct business in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission.
Other taxes or costs may exist that are not paid by Leeds Building Society.
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