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How to Apply

Opening an account is easy

For online accounts, you can open an account using our online portal. For all other accounts, simply download, print and complete the appropriate application form and charitable assignment (please refer to the investment terms and conditions for more information on the charitable assignment).

We will complete an electronic identification check, if this is unsuccessful you will be asked to provide additional identification and address verification. Like all banks and building societies, the Society is legally obliged to obtain proof of identity from all new customers. In addition, existing customers will be asked to provide proof of identification where this has not previously been supplied. This includes proof of name and permanent address.

If you are opening an account for a child who is under 16 the points below will apply to the child and each signatory to the account. However, for the child, under the list B, we can accept documents for a parent/legal guardian who lives at the same address as the child rather than for the child themselves.

Opening an account is easy, simply download, print and complete an application form. Please return your completed form, necessary identification and opening cheque to your local branch or post it to Melton Building Society, Mutual House, Leicester Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0DB. Cheques should be made payable in the name of the account holder.  If you need any assistance in respect of your application, please do not hesitate to telephone us on 01664 414141.

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)  Full information regarding coverage and exclusions is shown in our ‘Financial Services Compensation Scheme Information Sheet’ – please click the link below:-

Effective 30 January 2017 – FSCS Information Sheet


Accounts opened in person

If the electronic identification check is unsuccessful, we will require production of one item from both lists A and B. Please note that original documents only are acceptable.

A-Personal B-Address
Valid Full Passport Domestic Utility Bill** (not mobile Telephone)
Valid Full UK Photocard Driving Licence Current Council Tax Bill
Valid (old style) Full UK Driving Licence Bank/Building Society/Credit Card Statement**
Inland Revenue Documentation Inland Revenue Documentation**
State/Local Authority funded benefit statement State/Local Authority funded benefit statement
Birth Certificate (for minors only) Council Rent Book
Valid Full UK Photocard Driving Licence
Valid (old style) Driving Licence

For accounts opened non face to face

If the electronic identification check is unsuccessful, we will require production of one item from both lists A and B. Please note that original or certified* documents are acceptable.

A-Personal B-Address
Valid Full Passport* Domestic Utility Bill** (not mobile Telephone)
Valid Full UK Photocard Driving Licence* Current Council Tax Bill
Valid (old style) Full UK Driving Licence Bank/Building Society/Credit Card Statement**
Inland Revenue Documentation Inland Revenue Documentation**
State/Local Authority funded benefit statement State/Local Authority funded benefit statement
Birth Certificate (for minors only)* Council Rent Book
Valid Full UK Photocard Driving Licence*
Valid (old style) Driving Licence

*Certified means a copy of the original document which has been stamped and signed by either a solicitor, accountant or doctor.  We will also accept copies certified by the Post Office Document Certification Service.

** Items must not be more than 3 months old and must not be printed from the internet. 

 

Get In Touch

Call one of our friendly advisors on 01664 414141. Opening hours 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 12pm on Saturdays.


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Following the Bank of England Base Rate increases, our Standard Variable Rate is due to increase from 4.99% to 5.39% with effect from 1st June 2022.

Please also bear with us as our telephone lines will be busier as we help our customers