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IDENTIFICATON DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO PURCHASE GOLD BULLION

Thank you for your interest in purchasing gold bullion at Harrods Bank

Please find below the documentation that is required if you wish to purchase your gold bullion at our branch. This documentation may be requested for some online transactions where certified copies can be sent to us.
 
 AMOUNT      PAYMENT METHOD     REQUIREMENT
£0 - £9,999 Cash, Credit card, VISA Debit, and Wire Transfer For all transactions we will record full name, date of birth, current address plus if appropriate UK address (where staying), telephone number and nationality.

We may also perform routine electronic identity checks and may require further information to satisfy the Bank’s customer due diligence.

Proof of name only (one document from list below).
£10,000+ Cash, Credit card, VISA Debit, and Wire Transfer Proof of name and proof of address required (one document from each list below).

Relevant documents verifying source of funds and proof of wealth. This is a document showing where the funds have come from and where they are currently being held.
This might include a salary slip and a bank statement. The Bank will not accept a Photocard Driving Licence for both proof of name and address.
 

1 x PERSONAL IDENTITY

     PLUS     

MINIMUM 1 x ADDRESS VERIFICATION

 
1 x Photocard Identity:
  • Current valid (signed) full EU Passport
  • Current valid  (signed) non EU Passport
  • Current valid National ID card (non UK Nationals)
  • Current UK / EU Photocard Driving Licence
  • Current Firearms/Shotgun Certificate
 
OR:
1 x Non-Photocard Identity plus an additional Proof of Address:
  • Valid (old style) full UK driving licence
  • Current State Pension notification letter
  • Current Benefits Agency letter

 

 
  • Current UK / EU Photocard Driving Licence
  • Valid (old style) full UK driving licence
 
Issued within the last 12 months:
  • Mortgage Statement or Mortgage Redemption Statement
  • Current Council Tax Bill
  • House or motor insurance certificate
  • Current State Pension notification letter
  • Current Benefits Agency letter
  • Solicitor letter confirming completion of house purchase
  • HMRC Tax notification documentation (this does not include P60s)
  • Letter from Council confirming Electoral Roll listing
 
Issued within the last 3 months:
  • Bank / Building Society / Statement (please note that we are unable to accept internet banking print-outs)
  • Account, investment or insurance document
  • Utility Bill – Gas, Electricity, Water, Telephone (Not mobile phones)
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept statements or bills printed from the Internet

All documents provided in support of a new client application, or in conjunction with ongoing reviews must either be originals presented to Harrods Bank in person, with a certified copy taken by a member of staff, or provided in copy form having been certified by an appropriate person (as detailed below).

How should copies of documentation be certified?

Who can certify copies of documentation?

 
  • Must be photocopied in black and white and be clearly legible
  • The person certifying the document must state on the copy that it is a ‘true copy of the original’
  • Photographic identification (e.g. passport, photo driving licence) should additionally be certified as a “true likeness of the individual”
 
The person certifying the document must provide their:
  • Full name and signature
  • Occupation / job title
  • Name of Professional Body and Registration Number (e.g. Law Society, Police Force Identification Numbers)
  • UK contact address and telephone number (as we may need to contact them to confirm the certification)

Where copies are provided these must be clear photocopies and must be certified by one of the following  independent professional persons, who should be registered with a relevant UK authority:

  • Legal professional (A Judge, Solicitor, Lawyer or Barrister registered in England & Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland)
  • Qualified Accountant (registered with either ICAEW, ICAS, ACCA, CIPFA or CIMA)
  • Medical professional (Doctor registered with the General Medical Council, Dentist registered with Register of General Dental Professionals)
  • Social Worker (Person registered with the Health and Care Professions Council)
  • Bank / Building Society Official (Requires official bank stamp with sort-code)
  • Post Office Official (Person authorised under the Post Office Document Certification Service)
  • Approved Person with UK Financial Services Firm (Person listed on the Financial Conduct Authority Register)
  • Member of Parliament
Please note that we cannot accept certification by a close family member or acquaintance (e.g. cohabitant).

If you have any questions regarding these documents please contact bullion@harrodsbank.co.uk or contact 020 7225 6789.