Notes for Guidance
1. Payments can be directed to branches of most banks and building societies in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Gibraltar. Payments directed to branches outside England and Wales may be delayed when there are local bank holidays that are not observed in England and Wales.
2. The branch sort code consists of six numerals and, if you have a cheque account, will often be shown in the top right hand corner of your cheques. It is also often found on debit cards. If your account is with a building society, or with a bank which was formerly a building society, you may need to enter here the sort code of a head office collection account, which may differ from the sort code shown on your cheques. Please check this with your building society or bank.
3. Most bank account numbers consist of eight numerals. Girobank accounts and National Savings Bank accounts consist of nine numerals. If your account is with a building society, or with a bank which was formerly a building society you may need to enter here the account number of a head office collection account, which may differ from the account number shown on your cheques. Please check this with your building society or bank.
4. The reference or roll number is usually only required in the case of building society accounts or accounts with banks that were formerly building societies when the payment may be credited to a head office collection account. The length of a reference or roll number is not fixed, and it may include letters as well as numbers. This number will often be shown on your passbook. Please check this with your building society or bank.
5. Payments which are credited to head office collection accounts in the first instance are credited to that account on the same day that personal bank accounts are credited. However, depending upon the bank or building society’s accounting arrangements, there can sometimes be a brief delay before an individual’s account is credited.
6. Although payments can be directed to the National Savings Bank, account holders usually have to send their passbook to the bank in Glasgow for updating before they can withdraw funds. For some types of account, funds cannot be withdrawn for one month. If you need to be able to withdraw funds immediately on or after pay day, it may not be appropriate to request that payments are credited to the National Savings Bank.
7. If you request that payment is directed to an account which is not in your own name you should advise the bank or building society to expect payments since payments which quote a name other than that of the account holder are sometimes returned to the payer.
8. If you are in any doubt about the sort code, account number or roll number (if any) which should be quoted, please confirm them with your bank or building society. KJB Recruitment cannot accept responsibility for payments which are misdirected or delayed because incorrect or incomplete information has been given on this form. Please ensure that numbers are entered clearly.
9. Please notify KJB Recruitment, in writing, as soon as possible if you change your bank or building society account. Credits may be prepared up to two weeks before pay day, so you should give at least three weeks’ notice (more if possible) that a change is to take effect.