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Open your account by requesting an application form over the phone, or visit us in-branch. All with just £1.
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Cashminder is a current account ideal for those who don't qualify for other accounts. You'll get all the advantages of our award-winning online, in-branch or over the phone service. Must be a UK resident aged 16 or over.
Simply apply for a Co-operative Bank current account. Once it's open, you're ready to switch. We'll transfer your credit balance and all your regular payments to it. We'll even close your old account too. It's switching made easy.
Our UK-based call-centre staff are at hand 24/7 and you'll enjoy the same friendly, professional and expert service in all our branches throughout the UK. We've opened some of our branches on Saturdays. Our UK-wide network won the Best In Branch Service at the uSwitch.com Customer Satisfaction Awards 2013.
Safe online banking that's always available whenever you need it. It's not just secure - it's also convenient and easy to use.Find out more
You can also pay in cheques and cash or get cash out at over 16,000 Post Offices throughout the UK. Use your debit card at over 64,000 LINK cash machines. Some cash machines may charge for withdrawing but most are free.
Manage your money your way in your own time, at home or on the run. Use our mobile app for your iPhone®, Android™ or BlackBerry® smartphone.Find out more
As a Co-operative business, we strongly believe in ethical values and in putting our money where our mouth is.
Together, we also support thousands of communities across the UK on projects including clean energy, education and sports.Find out more
As a Co-operative business, we believe in ethical values and in putting our money where our mouth is. That's why, in 1992, we launched our Ethical Policy which reflects our customers' views on what they do and do not want us to do with their money.
Since we launched our Ethical Policy, we've championed our customers' ethical concerns on a number of issues, from protecting human rights or supporting UK communities.Find out more
To apply for a Cashminder account call us for an application form on 0845 602 7057 (charges apply).Find a Branch ›
We will need to see a proof of your identity and a proof of your address, such as a passport, driving licence, TV licence and utility bills. Once you've applied, we will let you know what to provide.See full list of proofs we accept ›
To meet our regulatory requirements in relation to customer identification and to protect both you and us from fraud, we will verify all applicants electronically or, where this is not possible, by requesting paper proofs.
If you are applying in person at a local Co-operative Bank or Britannia branch, you will be asked to take some paper proofs with you to confirm both your Identity and Address - any of the following are acceptable. (You need to bring one proof from each list). If you are applying by post, telephone or internet you will be advised if paper proofs are required.
Proof of Identity (POI):
Proof of Address (POA):
One document cannot be used to fulfil both POI and POA requirements. For example, a driving licence appears on both POI and POA lists, however this single proof cannot satisfy both POI and POA requirements
If you are unable to provide one proof of identity and one proof of address based on the above list, please call into a local Co-operative Bank branch or contact us on 08448 44 88 44 and one of our customer services advisers will be able to discuss with you any other proofs we can accept to open your account.
In addition to satisfying our Proof of Identity and Proof of Address requirements, you will also be required to supply evidence of your course and funding also.
Before you apply for an account, you need to be sure it's the right one for you. The following documents supply important product and legal information you need to make a decision.
The Co-operative Bank reserves the right to decline any application.
The Co-operative Bank was the winner of the "Best Branch Customer Service" category and was placed 3rd overall in the ‘Best current account provider’ category in the uSwitch.com Customer Satisfaction Awards 2013 (May 2013). The research was conducted online by YouGov between 25/09/12 & 03/10/12 among 10,269 adults.
The Co-operative Bank was the winner of the "Online banking provider of the year" at Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2013. Based on 77,235 surveys conducted by Moneyfacts group between 08/10/2012 and 21/11/2012.
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