How to open an account


Opening an account with Stafford Railway Building Society is easy. As soon as you’ve completed the appropriate application form we will ask you to provide evidence of your identity and address. Providing proof of identification and address verification is a legal requirement and also helps to reduce the risk of fraud whilst safeguarding your investment.

We will require proof of identification and address verification for all applicants, including corporate investors, children and trustees. We will also need a minimum payment to open the account (please see the individual account key facts for the minimum amount required), this can be sent by cheque and it needs to be made payable to yourself.

Please see the proving your identity leaflet which lists all acceptable forms of identification. All application forms and corresponding ID must be POSTED to the Society. The Society does not accept applications or amendments via email.

Please note that in order to open an account we need to have received your completed application form along with 2 forms of certified ID (please see ID leaflet for details) and a cheque made payable to yourself to open the account.

Leaflets are available in large print

Call us on: 01785 223212*