Deaf or hearing loss

Support to help make banking easier if you are Deaf or have hearing loss.

Support if you are Deaf 

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To view British Sign Language (BSL) translations of this site, select the 'On' button below. If a page has not been translated yet, select 'Request Translation' and we'll provide a BSL version in less than a week.

The service is free to Deaf users. It is signed by qualified sign language translators.

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BSL SignVideo

If you’re Deaf and a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can talk to us live through a BSL interpreter online. Our BSL SignVideo service gives you a video chat link to talk to one of our advisers. Instructions on how to use it are there in BSL. The service is open Monday to Friday 8am–8pm and 8am-1pm Saturday. You can use SignVideo from your PC, tablet or mobile phone. (Network charges may apply.)


Support if you have hearing loss

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Relay UK

If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment, you can contact us using Relay UK.

Either dial 18001 followed by the phone number, or use the Relay UK app. 

When calling, opening hours for specialist departments still apply, but main service lines are open 8am - 8pm, seven days a week.

Find out more on the Relay UK website

Support available in our branches


If you have an appointment with us, we can make it easier for you:

  • We can arrange for an interpreter to come along to your appointment, just ask when you book. This could be British Sign Language (BSL), Lip Speaking or Deaf & Blind manual interpreting. Please give us as much notice as you can, and we’ll then confirm the appointment. If you prefer to bring your own professional interpreter, we will repay your costs up to £200 for each appointment. You can ask at the branch about how to get your money back.
  • We can arrange longer appointment times for you. We'll take the time to explain things and make sure you understand.
  • You can have your appointment in a private and quiet meeting room.
  • If you have a support worker, they are welcome to come to your appointment with you. 
  • You can take paperwork home to read and decide in your own time. You can then come back to complete what you wanted to do.
  • Some appointments can also be done from your home by video call with a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter present.

Branch set up

There are induction loop or voice enhancement systems in our branches. There are signs in each branch to tell you where they are, with instructions to switch your hearing aid to T. Some branches also have portable induction loops which you can use.

We also welcome assistance dogs in all our branches.

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We know that not all disabilities and long-term health conditions are visible. That's why we use the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard scheme in all of our branches. If you're wearing one, we'll know that you might need a little more help.

Everyday banking near you

If you want to visit us in branch, you can find your nearest branch on our branch finder page. Check our opening hours and what facilities and accessibility services are available.

If you don’t have a branch nearby, you can deposit and withdraw cash at a Post Office® or in a Banking Hub. Our Community Bankers may also be available one day a week and can support you with any additional banking needs.

Banking near you

Further support

Your support options

You can now let us know which things would make banking that bit easier for you. We’ll then put the changes in place, where we can – and you won’t need to tell us again.

Support options

Accessibility and disability support

More information on how we can help.

Accessibility and disability

Website accessibility

Ways we make our website accessible.

Website accessibility

Calls and online sessions may be monitored and recorded. Not all Telephone Banking services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.