Opening a bank account with TSB

There a wide range of bank accounts on offer with TSB, including youth, student, graduate and under 19s accounts, as well as classic, classic plus, platinum and silver current accounts.

To open a bank account with them, the bank will need to verify your address and identity while you are in the branch. In order to do so, you will need to take two official and original documents along with you to fulfil each purpose. The bank will not accept any documents printed, scanned or photocopied as they are not original.

Despite IDs such as driving licences displaying both addresses and identity, you must take two documents along with you to provide proof of both.

Below are a list of things you can use, provided by the TSB website:

For proof of identity:

UK/EEA/EU passport

UK/EEA/EU photocard driving licence

EU/EEA National identity card

Northern Ireland voters card/Electoral Identity Card

Firearms or shotgun licence

UK Benefits/state pension notification letter - issued in last 12 months

Blue disabled drivers pass

All other current signed passports with valid UK Visa

For under 18's:

Young Scot card

National Insurance card or letter

UK birth certificate

Medical Card/Certificate

If aged between 11 and 15 a parent/guardian must be present and must bring proof of identity along with them, too

Over 16s do not need to have a parent/guardian but will need proof of identity and address

Proof of address:

UK/EEA/EU photocard driving licence (Only if not used as proof of identity)

Bank, building or credit union statement (Showing minimum 2 transactions from last 3 months)

Utility bill/utility statement (except water bill or mobile phone bill) dated within the last 3 months

Local authority tax bill/council tax bill for current year

UK Benefits or pensions notification letter confirming the right to benefit (only if not used as proof of identity) - issued within last 12 months

Allocation of National Insurance Number from Job Centre Plus letter dated within the last 3 months

For students:

UCAS confirmation letter, or (cannot be accepted as proof of address)

A letter from the university or college confirming the place

Proof of identity and address (outlined above)