Unless you have an account with us already, we will need you to provide proof of your identity and evidence of your address. Please bring one original document of each. Acceptable documents include:
If you do not have any of the above, please contact us before you visit for details of alternative documentation.
We may also verify your identity and address by making searches about you at credit reference agencies who supply us information, including information from the Electoral Roll.
The following additional documents are required where an account is being opened on behalf of the following:
If the Club, Society or Incorporated Body is a charity, a copy of the Charity Commission letter showing the registered charity number should be required.
Yes, Cumberland Plus and Freedom Apprentice current account holders can apply for a savings account through Internet Banking.
In the branch appointment, we will quickly take down some essential details, and open your new savings account. We can give you advice on the best way to manage your money if you need it.
Our savings accounts are available in our core operating area, which is:
Yes, you can switch your savings account to us from another provider, and our branch teams will be able to advise you on this.
Your eligible deposits with Cumberland Building Society are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK's deposit protection scheme. Any deposits you hold above the limit are unlikely to be covered.