Joint Accounts

A joint account is a simple way for two people to share access to the same bank account creating one monthly statement.

  • Two people using one account.
  • A simple way to share spends and see them on one monthly statement.
  • Both account holders get a Visa debit card and separately set up and manage Internet Banking.

Please be aware of the following

  • Both account holders must be aged 18 or over.
  • Under 19 and Student Accounts can't be made into a joint accounts.
  • Both people named on the account are individually and jointly responsible for any debts on the joint account.
  • Credit reference agencies often create a financial link or association between people who have a joint account. Meaning that the financial situation of the other person on the account could affect your credit rating.
  • Both people named can use the account benefits and features without needing the approval of the other.

How to open a joint account

 

Open a new joint account

In order to open a new joint bank account with Bank of Scotland, both of you will need to visit a branch, but one of you can get this started by applying online.

  1. Start your application for a sole account
  2. Book an appointment in one of our branches to add the second person and complete your joint account application
  3. Both of you will need to visit the branch and bring proof of ID*, which in most cases can either be a UK driving license, passport from the United Kingdom or Biometric Residence Permit card. If you do not have any of these forms of ID, you will need to provide proof of your identity and address using any of these documents.

Choose your account and apply

 

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Add someone to an existing bank account

If you are an existing customer you can turn your current account into a joint account by going into branch.

  1. Book an appointment in one of our branches to add the second person and complete your joint account application
  2. Both of you will need to visit the branch and bring proof of ID*, which in most cases can either be a UK driving license, passport from the United Kingdom or Biometric Residence Permit card. If you do not have any of these forms of ID, you will need to provide proof of your identity and address using any of these documents.

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*If you are an existing Bank of Scotland customer, you can also use your bank card as identification

We may need some identification to get your current account opened.
Existing Bank of Scotland account holders can use your bank card as a form of ID. New customers will need to bring an acceptable form of ID into branch with you.

Please take a look at our acceptable forms of identification.
 

  • Ensure you add the other account holder to your new account before completing your switch.

    You’ll need your debit card or details of the account you wish to switch from, income details, your home address and the details of any arranged overdraft you have on your existing bank account.

    All arranged overdraft applications are subject to approval after our assessment of your circumstances, and are repayable in full on demand.

  • A request to remove someone from your bank account can be made in branch and will only be accepted where the account is in credit.

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Find your nearest branch

Visit us in branch and our staff will be happy to help. In busier periods when staff may not be immediately available, we’ll be happy to book an appointment for a later date. Alternatively, make an appointment at your local branch.