Proving your identity

We need you to prove your identity if you are a new customer opening a new account with us. Existing customers may also need to prove their identity when opening additional accounts.

Proving your identity

You can use one of the following documents to prove your identity:

• Unexpired passport with signature.

• Unexpired UK photo card full driving licence with signature.

• Unexpired UK full paper driving licence with signature.

• Unexpired UK photo card style provisional driving licence with signature.

• Unexpired EU/EEA driving licence with photograph and signature - must be issued by a member state of the EU/EEA.

• Unexpired firearms certificate.

• Unexpired Northern Ireland voters card (aka Electoral Identity Card).

• Unexpired EEA or equivalent jurisdiction national Identity card with photograph and signature.
• Unexpired blue disabled driver’s pass – UK only, unexpired and needs to bear a passport-sized photograph, name and signature, expiry date and issuer details.

• Unexpired biometric residence permit – issued by the Home Office.

• UK benefits/state pension notification letters – must be from an official source, i.e. Job Centre Plus or Department for Work and Pensions.

• Local Authority, confirming the rights to a benefit. The letter must be dated within the last 12 months or current benefit period.

• HM Revenue and Customs tax notification – must be a HMRC tax notification e.g. statement of account, notice of coding relating to the current year. P45s or P60s are not acceptable as these are not official HMRC documents.

Proving your address

You can use one of the following documents to prove your address:

• Utility bill dated within the last 3 months – utility bills printed from the internet, mobile phone, broadband or internet provider bills, and any reminders or arrears letters are not acceptable.

• Council tax demand letter or statement – valid for the current year or less than 12 months old. Reminders and arrears letters are not acceptable.

• Unexpired UK photo card full driving licence with signature (only acceptable if it is not being used as your proof of identity).

• Unexpired UK full paper driving licence with signature (only acceptable if it is not being used as your proof of identity).

• Unexpired EU/EEA driving licence with photograph and signature - must be issued by a member state of the EU/EEA (only acceptable if it is not being used as your proof of identity).

• Bank or building society statement – must be issued by a regulated financial sector firm in the UK, EU or equivalent jurisdiction and dated and showing transactions within the last 3 months. Statements showing interest only or carry forward balances are not acceptable – those printed from the internet or ISA statements are not acceptable.

• Mortgage statement - must be issued by a regulated financial sector firm in the UK, EU or equivalent jurisdiction and dated within the last 12 months. Those printed from the internet are not acceptable.

• HM Revenue and Customs correspondence - issued within the last 5 months and including 10 digit tax reference or NI number (only acceptable if it is not being used as your proof of identity). P45s or P60s are not acceptable as these are not official HMRC documents.

• UK Benefits/state pension notification letters – must be from an official source, i.e. Job Centre Plus or Department for Work and Pensions / Local Authority, confirming the rights to a benefit. The letter must be dated within the last 12 months or current benefit period (only acceptable if it is not being used as your proof of identity).

• Solicitors' correspondence - confirming a house purchase in the last 3 months and dated in that period.

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The IWeb Share Dealing Service is operated by Halifax Share Dealing Limited. Halifax Share Dealing Limited. Registered in England and Wales no. 3195646. Registered Office: Trinity Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2RG. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HS under registration number 183332. A Member of the London Stock Exchange and an HM Revenue & Customs Approved ISA Manager.