can i open a bank account by myself?

so im 16 today and i was wondering can i open up a bank account without my mum or dad with me? and what ID will i need to bring?

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  • 9 years ago
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    In the UK you can open a special under 18s current account, it won't have an overdraft or anything but it will have a debit card which you can use for shopping and at an ATM. Generally you will need to have photo Id like a passport or provisional license, and proof of your address - do you have anything from the inland revenue like a letter about your national insurance number? I would go online to whatever bank it is you want to open an account at and they will have a link telling you what Id you will need. You might even be able to open the account online and then call into the branch with your identification.

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