All groups must have an bank account in the groups name.

This can set up from High Street banks.

You need to ask for a "Clubs, Societies and Charities Treasurer's Account", this is usually within the Business Account section.

Every bank has it's own requirements, but generally you'll need:

  • Three signatories for the account
  • Each signatory must provide photo ID, two forms of a proof of your address in Lancaster. For example, a Bank Statement, or proof of student status from Lancaster University (This is available from The Base on campus.)
  • Your groups Constitution or Terms of Reference
  • A written request from the Society providing authorisation to open the account, listing the names of the Exec/Committee members.

This process can take a few weeks, so please ensure that you allow enough time to setup the account in any planning you do.

Any online transactions that are processed by the Students' Union during this time will remain allocated to your group, until the time we can transfer it into your group account.

Once you've setup the bank account, please let us know, by submitting the details here: