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How to Apply

To apply for one of Fairbairn Private Bank’s services, you can obtain the relevant application form in any one of the following three ways. You can either:

Call our Customer Services Team on +44 (0)1624 645000 for a form to be sent out to you with a product literature pack.
Request literature to be sent to you by clicking here.
Download the relevant application form by clicking here and then print it for completion.
Once you have the application form, please follow the instructions below and enclose all requested information. Failure to do so will lead to a delay in the opening of your account and depositing of your funds. Thank you for your assistance.

For all applications please ensure that you have enclosed the following:
Your fully completed and signed application form
Personal Account Applications – Table A & B (one document from each)
Company Account Applications – Table C
Trust Account Applications – Table D
Your fully completed cheque / direct transfer instruction for the amount you wish to place on deposit, made payable to either: Fairbairn Private Bank (IOM) Limited for an account with the Isle of Man office, or Fairbairn Private Bank Limited for an account with the Jersey office.
Table A – Personal Account Applications
Personal Identification Documents. One of the following should be provided:
A certified full copy of a current, valid passport (this should be provided where possible), or The passport must be current and show your photograph and signature.
A certified copy of a full driver’s licence, or
A certified copy of a government issued ID card, or
A certified copy of an Armed Forces ID card. Only Isle of Man, Jersey or Guernsey drivers’ licenses can be accepted. Must be current and show your signature and photograph.

Table B – Personal Account Applications
Residential Address Verification (non residential and care of addresses are not acceptable). One of the following should be provided showing your residential address:
Utility bill (not a mobile telephone bill or internet bill), or
Statement from a recognised bank, or
Statement from a recognised bank credit card provider, or
TV licence, rates bill, council tax bill or income tax bill. Documents must be no more than 6 months old. You can send the original document (which will be returned to you) or a certified copy.

Table C – Company Account Applications
ALL the following documents should be provided:
The original Certificate of Incorporation, or a certified copy.
A copy of the latest accounts, where available.
Personal identification and residential address verification for all beneficial owners of the company. See Tables A & B
Personal identification and address verification for two directors of the company. See Tables A & B. Where the directors are not signatories of the company, these documents are also required for two signatories of the company.

Table D – Trust Account Applications
ALL the following documents should be provided:
Evidence of the proper appointment of the Trustees e.g. the original or a certified copy of the extracts from the Deed of Trust or a letter from a solicitor verifying the same. If you send the original extract this will be returned to you.
Personal identification and residential address verification for all Trustees. If corporate see Table C. If individuals see Tables A & B.
Personal identification and residential address verification for all Settlors/Protectors. See Tables A & B.
Personal identification and residential address verification for all named principal Beneficiaries. See Tables A & B. This may be postponed where there are unnamed beneficiaries until such time as a distribution is made.

Important Notes

Certification of Documents

The Certifier must be a suitable person i.e. an official of a British embassy, qualified solicitor, notary public, member of the judiciary, qualified accountant, a director, officer or manager of a regulated financial services business.
The Certifier should state on the documents “I certify that this is a true copy of the original document” and date and sign the documents.
The documents must bear the stamp of the office of the certifying person and have printed clearly in capitals the name, position and profession of the Certifier.

If you require assistance in the provision of the documents requested, please telephone our Customer Services Team on +44 (0) 1624 645000 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (UK time) Monday to Friday.