They wanted some documents off me. I went down and showed them my passport and driving license and they keyed them in.
But when I got home it still says "awaiting further information".
Has anyone esle registered with a bank? How long does it take to verify the account.
And also I find it funny how hard it is to make a bank account. Have to show two types of "original ID".
You need two types of documents because they have to verify both your identity AND your address. So passport for ID, drivers license for address. Or Drivers licence for ID, utility bill for address etc.
They can't check you against a database - you need to prove that you've got access to the mail that goes to the address you want to register. Your address on a drivers license is one way because (I think) it's a legal requirement that the DVLA can trace you to that address. Address in your name on a utility bill is another way as it shows you're accessing your mail there, that's why it needs to be within the last 3 months.
Illusionary you beat me to it!