Frequently Asked Questions

A helpful guide of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for our SRBS Online system. 

How do I register for SRBS Online?


Visit our website at and select ‘SRBS Online’ at the top right of the page.  This will open the welcome page.  Click on ‘Register’ and follow the online instructions. Once you have registered online, we will send you a text message or email to your registered details with your User ID and Activation Key.

You can activate your registration by following the login process on the welcome page from the online tab. Please note that all passwords are set by you during the registration process. The text or email message will not contain your Password , so please make sure you are able to remember this.


What is my Activation Key and how do I use it?

Your registration text or email contains a single-use Activation Key which is a series of letters and numbers. You will need to use this when you activate your registration.

The Activation Key will be requested after you have input your User ID and Password. Once you have successfully activated your registration, you won’t need to use the Activation Key again.

If you forget your Password, in order to re-set your details, we will send you a new Activation Key via email. Please make sure that you use this new Activation Key to re-set your details, not the original one that was sent to you in your registration text or letter, as the Key is designed to be single-use and will not work a second time.

What is my User ID and where can I find it?

You will need your User ID to log in to the system.  You can find this number in the text or email message that was sent to you when you first registered to use the online service.

If you forget your Password, you can reset this using the ‘Forgotten Details?’ button. However, your User ID cannot be changed as this is unique to you so, if you have forgotten it and you don’t have the original text or email message, you will need to email us at and we will be able to help you to regain access to your online account.
What should I use as my Password?

As well as your User ID, you will need your Password to access your online account each time you log in.

Whereas your User ID is assigned to you, you can choose your own Password. You will set this yourself when registering and we will not be able to see this. It  can be anything you like, as long as it  meets the following criteria.

Passwords need to:

-          be a minimum of 8 characters and a maximum of 64 characters

-          contain at least 1 number

-          contain at least 1 special character (e.g. !£$%&*)

-          contain a mixture of least 1 uppercase and 1 lowercase letter.

Please remember when logging in that your password is case sensitive and when inputting the characters they need to match the original inputted details.

I’ve come to a screen saying ‘Your user has been suspended’. What should I do?

If you have entered incorrect details three times when attempting to log in you will be locked out of trying and your user will be suspended. This means that even if there has been a successful attempt while the user is blocked, you will be unable to log into the account. Please call our member services team on 01785223212. They will ask you a few security questions and set you back to pending. You will then be able to log in successfully using the correct details.

What should I do if I forget my user ID and password?

If you forget your Password and suspend your account, click the ‘Forgotten Details’ button on the welcome page. You will then be taken through the on-screen process for resetting your details. We recommend that you enter a different Password to the one you chose originally. After clicking the ‘Reset Password’ button, you will receive an email containing an Activation Key, which will enable you to unlock your account. Your User ID will not change.

Please note, you must reactivate your account within 21 days of receiving your Activation Key.

The system keeps rejecting my login details – can I start again from the beginning and re-register?

The system will only reject your login details if some information is entered incorrectly. Unfortunately, our system won’t tell you what you are entering is incorrect. To find this out, contact our member services team who will be able to provide assistance. Your User ID is created when you first register for the service and is unique to you. For security reasons, we cannot issue you with multiple User IDs, so it is not possible to re-register. If you are having difficulties with the system, please contact us – we will be happy to talk you through the login process while you are online and on the phone.

The website doesn’t seem to be working on my device. Why?

If the website doesn’t seem to be working correctly (for example, if the links/buttons are not working or the page seems to be displaying strangely), it maybe because you are not using the latest version of your internet browser. A browser is the software that gives you access to the internet (e.g Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer).

We do recommend that you are on a Desktop PC when trying to use SRBS Online. If you are using a tablet please use Google Chrome not Safari.

Requesting a withdrawal

Unfortunately, there is currently no way of making a withdrawal from SRBS Online. We still require the passbook to move money out of The Stafford Railway Building Society. Our first phase of Banking Online is a viewing platform only.

However, you can use the messages section on SRBS Online to request the relevant forms to be sent to you through the email associated with your account. Our member services team will be able to advise you how to make a postal transaction request while we still operate as a viewing platform only.

Can I set notice on my account via Banking Online?


You can send a message via SRBS Online informing the branch team that you wish to set notice on your account. We require the method of closure to be included on this message as well. After we have set the notice for you, you will receive a compliments slip to your home address informing you of the dates in which a withdrawal can be made.  A week before your withdrawal period you can send your passbook in to us at:

Stafford Railway Building Society, 4 Market Square, Stafford, ST16 2JH

Once the first day of the notice period begins, we will complete the withdrawal/closure and return the book back to you in the post. Please note that if the value exceeds £75,000.00 and you have opted for the Faster Payment option, the transaction will be carried out over two days as £75,000 is the daily limit for our electronic transfers.



Can I Change my Address online?

Yes – you can tell us your new address by completing this form, Change of address form, and then sending us a copy or a scan of it via the secure messaging service through Banking Online. This facility can be found in the menu on the left of your Homepage. To send us a message, click on ‘Messages’ and then ‘New’.

Can I Change my phone number and email online?

Yes – you can tell us your new phone number and email by sending us a secure message via Banking Online. This facility can be found in the menu on the left of your Homepage. To send us a message, click on ‘Messages’ and then ‘Compose’.

Can I pay money into my account online?

Depending on what account you hold with us will determine the reference you use as this is a requirement on any transactions so that we know where to allocate what funds. Without the reference number, the funds will be returned.

The details for paying in to your account will be as follows:

Business Account

Stafford Railway Building Society

Sort code: 40-05-30

Account number: 24575962

Reference: (Your SRBS Account Number)

Why doesn't my money show in my account straight away?
Money sent to us via a bank may take until the close of business the following working day to display in Online Banking. If you're concerned a payment hasn't gone through after this time please call us on 01782 223212.

How long will it take to open my account?
It may take us up to 5 working days to open your savings account and post out your passbook.