You now have the choice between receiving an automated call or a text message (SMS) when you log into Online Services and use your account so we can confirm it’s you.
You can update or add your mobile number in the ‘my details’ section of Online Servicesif you’d prefer to receive a text message.
If we have your mobile number already, Online Services will default to the SMS option. If you prefer the phone call option this is still available to you; you’ll be able to select your login preference once you have accessed your account.
If we don’t have a home and/or mobile number for you, you won’t be able to manage your account online.
You’ll need to receive an automated call or text message when you log in and use your account so we can confirm it’s you. If we don’t have a home and/or mobile number for you, you won’t be able to manage your account online.
If you choose to receive a phone call
It won't take long and it won't be a real person. You won’t need to be able to hear the voice on the automated call.
Wait 20 seconds from answering the call, then key or say the code you see on your Online Services screen into your phone. You won't be asked to do anything else.
If you choose to receive a text message
This will be sent to your mobile number and will provide you with a one time passcode, which you will type into the fields shown on your Online Services screen. You will have 5 minutes to enter the passcode.
You may not have received the automated call because:
You asked us to call you on your mobile, but you don’t have a signal. You'll need to answer the call so try again when you have a signal or select your home landline number instead.
You asked us to call you on a number you didn’t intend to, for example, your home landline rather than your mobile. Choose the correct number and make your request again.
The number we hold for you is out of date. To check that we have the right contact details for you, call us on 0800 121 8899 and have your Telephone Security Details handy or visit your nearest branch.
If the automated call is blocked by your service, check your 'blocked' settings. You may need to add this number - 024 7601 6451 - to the list of numbers that should always be allowed, or to your Call Guardian white list.
You won’t be able to use Online Services if you don’t have a phone, as you won't be able to receive the automated call or text message to confirm it's you. You’ll have to provide a phone number to register for Online Services, and you’ll need to be able to access that phone when you’re logging in. It can be your home landline – it doesn’t have to be a mobile.
The automated call number is 02476 016 451. It's the only number we'll ever use to confirm it's you when you log in and use your account. We'll only ever ask you to key or say the code you see on your Online Services screen into your phone.
If you have a call guardian or call minder service (e.g. Sky Shield), save it to your phone’s contacts so that the call won’t be blocked and you recognise that it’s us calling.
This number doesn’t accept incoming calls and you won’t be able to call it back. If you need to talk to us, call us on 0800 121 8899 and have your Telephone Security Details handy or visit your nearest branch.
If you think you've been the victim of fraud, or someone has access to any of your Security Details, call us straight away on 0800 121 8899. Go to our fraud and security section for information on how to recognise common scams.
Trusteer Rapport is software which works with your web browser that we provided to members for some years. It offers some protection when using online banking e.g. it can help spot fraudulent websites.
We looked into Trusteer Rapport and it was only used by 0.1% of our members. We decided to stop offering this optional add-on service from 31 October 2020 and instead invest in measures beneficial to all members. The security and fraud prevention technologies we use now are built into our services, to give protection to all our members.
If you decide to keep Trusteer Rapport on your device, it will still work with web pages you've manually added and with websites from other companies using Trusteer Rapport.
To find out more about how we look after your data view our Privacy Notice.