To open an account with ANNA, we’ll need to verify your identity and address. We’ll ask you to upload a photo of your ID – usually your passport or full driving licence – to help us open your account quickly.

We’ll also ask some basic questions about you and your business.

About you:

Name
Address
Date of birth

About your business:

Sole trader, limited company, LLP
Address
UTR number (for sole traders)
Company number (for limited companies and some LLP’s)

About other directors or partners:

Name
Address
Date of Birth


Depending on the type of your company, the following might also be helpful:

Sole trader

We’ll ask for a copy of a letter from HMRC showing your Unique Taxpayer Reference after you open your account.

Limited company

We’ll need to know your company registration number from Companies House. To keep things moving along quickly, make sure the business information on your Companies House listing is up to date before you apply.

We’ll also need to know the name, address, and date of birth of all of the directors of your company. If we can’t verify their identities right away, we might need to ask for some documents from this list: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proof-of-identity-checklist/proof-of-identity-checklist#proof-of-identity

LLP / partnership

If you have a partnership that is listed with Companies House, you should choose the option for limited company when you open your account. If it’s not, choose the option for sole trader.

We’ll need to see a copy of the partnership agreement listing all partners when you open your account. If this is out of date, we can accept a solicitors letter that states the same info.

We’ll also need to know the name, address and date of birth of each partner. If we can’t verify their identities right away, we might need to ask for some documents from this list: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proof-of-identity-checklist/proof-of-identity-checklist#proof-of-identity

After you’ve opened your account, we’ll get in touch to find out a bit more about your business. Knowing more about what you means we can offer you better service. Along with all other providers of financial services, we’re also required to do this legally as part of our responsibilities towards reducing financial crime.

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