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Navigating Proof of Address for Banking Verification

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Shared by Maria • May 20, 2024

Banks need to know who their clients are. This is necessary for the safety of the bank itself and the people and businesses it serves. Therefore, you will be asked for identity verification documents, such as a passport, when you open an account. In addition, banks will usually want to verify your address. This involves requesting the client to share verifiable residence documents that prove their current address, separate from verifying their identity.

In this article, we’ll explain why proof of address is critical, what documents count as proof of address, what the UK-specific requirements are, and what alternative methods of address verification are available. Learn about the address verification process and stay compliant.