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Photo ID and selfie verification

Securely register for mobile banking

A smart way to verify yourself

If you're setting up the HSBC UK Mobile Banking app for the first time you can now use our Photo ID and selfie tool to securely verify your identity and complete digital registration. You just need to upload a photo of your ID plus a photo of yourself and we'll use these to confirm your identity. 

Why use Photo ID and selfie?

  • Register right away
    Register without needing to contact us or wait for a Telephone Security Number.
  • Secure
    Information and photos you share with us through the app are encrypted.
  • Quick and easy
    Verify who you are with just two photos - one of your ID and one of yourself.

Keep your money and personal data safe and secure

Photo ID and selfie is a new secure way to verify who you are - allowing you to get access to your bank accounts digitally. By providing your photos and documents within the HSBC UK Mobile Banking app your information stays safe and secure every step of the way.

As always, our top priority is to make sure your money and personal data is protected. Find out more about our Digital Security Promise.

Getting started

Watch our short video to find out how you can use Photo ID and selfie to verify your ID in the HSBC UK Mobile Banking app. 

What happens next?

Here's what happens after you've successfully uploaded your ID and selfie

  • You'll be asked to create a Mobile Banking PIN inside the HSBC UK Mobile Banking app
  • Then, once your ID is successfully verified, you'll be able to use your DSK PIN to log on to the HSBC UK Mobile Banking app, or generate codes for online banking

If you get a message in the app that says 'We're still checking your details', it means that it may take a little longer for us to verify your ID. This should only take up to 2 hours, but we'll let you know if it's been successful or not within 24 hours.

If your ID verification hasn't been successful, you can either try again using Photo ID and selfie or use a different method to verify, such as your Telephone Security Number. If you don't currently have a Telephone Security Number and would like to set one up please contact us on 03457 404404.

Frequently asked questions

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