Barclay's bank don't want my money! I tried to open an on-line account last week, filled in the form on-line, printed it and sent it back by post with a cheque. Now they want me to go to my local branch with a photo-id but I don't have one and I work when they are open. So they will have to send my cheque back and I will go elsewhere.
So much for their on-line banking!
I will stick with the bank I have got, I have managed to do all my banking including house purchase without ever going into a bank branch for the last 40 years I dont see why I have to go into one now.
M wife and I are with RBS, but not for much longer!! We do not accept that spaniards should be in charge/control or whatever of our money. Yes we know what people say about Britons, probobaly being in charge of branches, BUT it is still spaniards in overall control and look at the number of times they have said 'we will improve' and have they? NO
wiz-king speak to the bank. My understanding is that they don't have to have a photo id but something to prove who you are and something to prove where you live. Council tax bill, Income Tax notification and things like that may be acceptable. the problem that you are likely to come across is the person who says "it isn't on my list, it doesn't have a phote" in which case you will need to ask to speak to a supervisor. BTW they don't like bills/statements printed off the computer. You could have got access to someone's computer.