Why am I being asked to provide bank statements?
As part of your verification, the organisation that requested your Thirdfort check may ask you to provide bank statements. You can do this by connecting to your bank or uploading your statements as photos or digital files (PDFs). By law, when dealing with large amounts of money, solicitors and law firms have to understand where that money originates from. This helps stop fraud and prevents money laundering.
How to upload bank statements
If you would prefer not to provide your bank statements using Open Banking you can instead either upload photos of paper statements or digital PDF statements.
To skip Open Banking please see our guide here.
If you need help downloading a PDF from your bank, please take a look at our guide here for a range of different high street banks.
To get started select to 'Start' the task from your to-do list. You will then be given a brief introduction to the task, when you are ready to begin please press 'Next.'
Once you have selected to begin the task you will have the option to 'Add a documnet.' Please select this and you can then choose to upload either a PDF file or photos of paper statements.
You can either upload photos you have already taken, or choose to take a new photo of your documents.
If you choose to upload a photo you will be given the option to 'Add a page' allowing you to upload multiple documents.
When you have added a document this will become visible on screen. If you wish to delete the document please select the red X.
When you have uploaded all of the photos or files needed please select 'Done' you will then be given a list of all the documents you have provided. If you are happy with these documents please select 'Submit documents.'
When you select to submit your documents you will be asked to confirm this one more time. Once you submit your documents you will be unable to go back and upload more to this task. When you are happy you have uploaded all of your bank statements please select 'Submit Documents.'
Your documents will then be uploaded and the task will complete, giving you the opportunity to complete any remaining tasks.