- Banks or Building societies
You should let your bank or building society know about your change of address as close to your move date as possible. Your place of residence is an important factor for proving your identity and forgetting to update this information might put you at risk of identity theft. You can update your information on your bank's website if you have an online bank account or you can visit them in person.
Don't forget to update your address for any Premium Bonds that you've invested in, otherwise you won't be able to receive any potential winnings. You can do this on their website if you're registered
or by phone if you're not.
If you're on a private pension plan, you can update your pension information by contacting your provider by phone or email. If you're on a State Pension, you can contact them on gov.uk 's pension page
If you have taken out any loans then you'll need to let them know about your change of address and the date that you'll be moving. This can be done by contacting them directly, over the phone or by email.
- Credit card/ Debit card companies
While you're changing your address at the bank you my also want to get your address changed for your credit/ debit card. Charges to your credit card will require your actual address not only for the bill, but as an additional identification step.
It's also a good idea to change your address for any cards you hold with specific stores as they will use that order for deliveries. For example if you use a Tesco store card to do you weekly shop, if you haven't updated your address, they might send your shopping to your old house instead. You can update this information online, in store or over the phone.