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Opening a current account

What do I need to open a current account?

Ulster Bank current accounts Applying for a current account online?

  

How your information might be used

It’s important for you to understand how we use and share your information.  Please read this short summary before you continue with your application.

Opening a new Ulster Bank current account Proof of identity

Passport

We can accept:

  • UK passports
  • EU passports
  • Foreign passports with UK visa
    (Where required)

Driving licence

We can accept:

  • Full or provisional UK drivers licence
  • EU drivers licence
  • Can be used as proof of identity or proof of address, but not for both.

EU national ID card

Must meet the following criteria:

  • Includes a photograph
  • Clearly states Country of issue
  • Be valid & in date
Other documents we can accept as proof of identity
Opening a new Ulster Bank current account Proof of address

Along with proving your identity, we need some documentation to prove your current UK address. You can do this by providing us with a utility bill, bank or credit card statement, council tax statement plus many others.

You can also use a full or provisional UK driving licence and an EU driving licence if you have used another document to prove your identity.

Utility bill
 

Must meet the following criteria:

  • Be the original, sent to your home address
  • Less than 6 months old
  • Match the exact name on the application
  • Match the exact name on proof of identity

We can't accept:
 

  • Mobile phone bills
  • TV licences
  • Bills sent to another address
  • PDF / Online bills

 

 

 

Mortgage statement
 

Must meet the following criteria:

  • Be the original statement
  • Less than 12 months old
  • Match the exact name & address on the application
  • Match the exact address on the proof of identity provided

Bank, Building Society or credit card statement

Must meet the following criteria:

  • Be the original, sent to your home address
  • Less than 6 months old
  • Match the exact name on the application
  • Match the exact name on proof of identity provided

We also accept Post Office statements & RBS Group provided PDF Online Statements.

We can't accept:

  • Store card statements
  • Print out statements that aren't provided by the RBS Group
  • Statements regarding investments
Other documents we accept as proof of address
Opening a new Ulster Bank current account Other documents you may need to use

Students

Proof of ID for students Proof of address for students

We also require proof of student status for students.

You can read what we accept for this here (underneath 'Proof of address for students')

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