Becoming A Member

How To Join Northumberland Community Bank

Becoming a member couldn't be simpler! just complete our application form. Membership costs £1, and members are encouraged to make regular savings into their accounts (although these savings do not need to be a large amount!).

Ways to Join

Visit Our Offices or Collection Points

Membership application forms can be downloaded from our website, and are available at our office in Ashington, Collection or Information Points as well as at all of the Northumberland County Council Customer Information Centres. Once you have the application form, simply fill it in and hand it back at your nearest such point with the requisite proof of identity, and we'll do the rest! Please follow the link here for further information on how to Contact Us. For more information on acceptable ID, please see the 'Proof Of Identity' section below.

By Telephone or E-Mail

If you would like an application pack to be sent to your home address, please send an e-mail to, or to request one by telephone, please ring 01670 522779, or call into your local community bank Collection/Information Point or NCC Customer Information Centre.

Application Form

To download an application form, please click on the right

What You Will Need

To help with your application, here is some useful information on the types of identification that can be used to verify your identity, we need one proof of identity and then one document for a proof of address.

Proof of identity

  • Current Passport
  • Full, New-Style, Driving Licence (With Photocard)
  • Work ID
  • Bus Pass
  • Student ID card

If you do not have any photo-based ID, we can also accept:

  • Old-Style Driving Licence
  • Rent Statement/Tenancy Agreement
  • Benefits Letter
  • Credit Card
  • Original Payslip with both employer and employee details

If you cannot provide any of the above forms of ID, we can accept a letter from a referee in a position of responsibility, such as a teacher, social worker, minister of religion or solicitor. The letter must be written on the relevant individual's headed paper, and may only be used as a last resort. We can also perform an on-line ID check, if necessary.

Acceptable Documents for Proof Of Address

  • Utility Bill - Gas, Water, Electricity, Telephone (but not a mobile telephone)
  • Bank Or Credit Card Statement
  • Mail Order Statement
  • Rent Book (if not used as proof of ID)
  • Benefits Book (if not used as proof of ID)
  • TV Licence Document (not to be used as proof of ID)
  • Correspondence from a Doctor, Hospital, College, School, etc.

All of the above documents must be no more than three months old, show your current address, and match the address given on your application form.


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