How to open an account. It’s easy.

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Before you complete and print an application form please ensure you’ve completed all of the following steps:

1. Choose an account

Choose an account from our Investment range.

2. Terms & Conditions

Please read the following Terms & Conditions so that you understand how your chosen savings account operates.

General Investment Conditions

Product Terms & Conditions

  • Product Terms & Conditions - these conditions are specific to your chosen account and apply in addition to the Society’s General Investment Conditions (Ireland).

The General Investment Conditions (Ireland) and the Product Terms & Conditions form a legal contract between you and us so it's important that you read these documents carefully. You should save or print the relevant documents so that you can keep them in a safe place and easily reference them in future.

3. Financial Services Compensation Scheme Information Sheet

Leeds Building Society is a participant in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), the UK’S deposit guarantee scheme. Please read the Financial Services Scheme Information Sheet below:

Further details are also available from the FSCS website at

4. Print, complete and post your application form

Print and complete the application form before signing and submitting it to us.

Application Form (PDF)

5. Send your completed application form and the following documents to us

When you open an account for the first time, you will need to provide documentation to prove your identity, address and PPS number.

In order to process your application we need the following:

Proof of your identity

A copy of ONE of the following:


If you are unable to provide a personal cheque, you will need to enclose a certified* copy of your EU Photo Driving Licence, EU Passport or an identification form (ML10) verified by the Garda Siochana.

*A certified copy is a photocopy signed and stamped by a suitable person such as a member of a Garda Siochana, a Chartered/Certified Public Accountant, a Practising Solicitor, a Notary Public, a member of Embassy/Consular staff or a designated body in Ireland (Banks, Building Societies, Money Brokers, Life Assurance Companies, Providers of Services in futures and options exchanges; An Post, Credit Union, Stockbrokers and Bureaux de change).

A copy of ONE of the following:

Proof of your address

An original of TWO of the following:

  • Utility Bill which is less than 3 months old (not a mobile phone bill)
  • Bank or Building Society Statement
  • Tax-free Allowance Certificate or Balancing Statement from the Revenue Commissioners
  • Revenue Commissioners C2 Tax Certificate or Social Insurance Documentation.

Documentation in relation to address verification should be no more than 3 months old, or in relation to Revenue or Social Insurance Documentation they should be no more than 12 months old. It is acceptable to provide two utility bills/bank statements which are less than 3 months old if they are from different providers.

Proof of your PPS number

In order to meet our taxation requirements, you are also required to provide proof of your PPS number. This can usually be found on Revenue Commissioners documentation such as a Tax-free Allowance Certificate, C2 Tax Certificate or Balancing Statement. Where you provide this documentation for proof of address, this can also be used for proof of your PPS number.

Your initial investment

Enclose your personal cheque for your investment, made payable to Leeds Building Society including, on the payee line, the name of the account holder(s). For example, “Leeds Building Society re Mr A B Smith”.

6. Post your application to us

Post your application in the pre-paid envelope provided, with the documents listed in step 2, and a personal cheque for your investment, to the following address:

Leeds Building Society
Pembroke House
28-32 Pembroke Street Upper
Dublin 2

Alternatively, you can call in to the Dublin branch to open your account from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

When we receive your application form, cheque for your investment and adequate ID, we will normally process your account within 2 days, after which, you will receive your passbook with a supply of pre-paid envelopes to help you manage your postal account.