Apply for Select Account | Royal Bank of Scotland


Select bank account 


To open a Select bank account you need to be 18 or over, a UK resident and have not been declared bankrupt in the past 6 years.

Step 1 - Tips to help with your application


Are you switching banks?

Make sure you have your sort code and account number of the bank you would like to switch from on hand.

Information to have ready for your application

  • Your monthly income after tax.
  • If you think your monthly income will reduce in the next two years, please be prepared to share with us what this will change to.
  • Your monthly outgoings (for example your rent or mortgage payments).
  • Your full address for the past 3 years. Remember to enter your postcode without a space.
  • Please remember the name of the account you are applying for. 

How to submit ID documents online rather than in branch

To help open your account straight away, by law we need to check your details to confirm your identity. You can provide your ID online if you provide us with your mobile number.


You will then be able to upload a valid passport, UK driving licence or an EU ID card using our DigiDocs service. This allows you to submit your ID anytime, anywhere and on any device.


If you would prefer not to provide your mobile number, that's ok, but you might need to visit a branch to supply your ID instead.

How to set up a joint account

You can apply for both a sole or joint account using this application form.


If you would like to open a joint account just remember that you will need the details of both people who are looking to open a joint account. 

How to follow up your application

Remember to take note of the reference number that you will receive at the end of your application form. 


To get in touch with us or view frequently asked questions please visit our support centre.

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