Before we can open an account for you, we need to tell you more about how we might share the information you give us.
Sharing your information
- We're part of The Royal Bank of Scotland group, so we sometimes need to share the information you give us within the group. We might also share your information with other businesses that help us to help you, like the company that makes our debit and credit cards for example.
- For each application and customer, there are two kinds of checks we can do using credit reference agencies. The first is a credit check, which might make a difference to your credit score. Although we won't do a credit check if you're just opening an account. The second is an identity check, which is just for security, so it can't affect your credit score.
- We also need to make you aware that we'll share your personal information from your application with fraud prevention agencies. If false or inaccurate information is provided and fraud is identified, details of this fraud will be passed to these agencies to prevent further fraud and money laundering. For details on how the information held by fraud prevention agencies may be used please ask at any time.
- We might also have to share some of your information with banking industry regulators, government departments and similar organisations like HM Revenue and Customers for example. And they might then have to share it with other countries.