How to open a savings account

There are several ways to open a new account with Bath Building Society.  Pop into a local Branch or Agency, apply via post or email.  And in early 2021 we will be launching an online application option too.  Here's what to do next:
  •  Decide which account you would like to open, from the list shown here.
  • Read the Key Product Information in conjunction with our terms & conditions.
  • Complete and sign the application form for the account you wish to open. This form can be downloaded at the bottom of the account information page.
  • If you are opening a joint account, both applicants will need to complete and sign the application form. 
  • Take your completed application form into any of our Branches or Agencies, or you can email it to or post it to our Head Office.
    • If you are opening an account in one of our Branches or Agencies make sure you have the correct ID with you as outlined in the application form.
    • If you are opening an account by email please send us a copy of your photo ID (bus pass, driving licence, passport), a photo of yourself to check against your ID (a “selfie” is fine) and a photo of the front and back of your bank card or a bank statement showing your nominated account details.
    • If you are opening an account by post, we’ll let you know what we need when we receive your application form.
  • You can open your account with a cheque payable to yourself or you can send your initial deposit by Faster Payment once the account has been opened. Please contact our Customer Service department for further details.
  • We’ll send you a Welcome Pack once your account has been opened.