We are so pleased to become the latest charity to sign up to the No Fixed Abode Scheme with HSBC
Since the No Fixed Address service launched in December 2019, HSBC UK has opened basic bank accounts for over 1,000 people who are homeless.
The service provides individuals with access to a basic bank account without the need for photo ID or proof of address – documents that are usually required by banks to open accounts but often homeless people do not have these, meaning they are excluded from the financial system.
Steven McIntyre, Chief Executive of Stonewall Housing, said: “What I love most about the No Fixed Address Service is its simplicity. For so many years those without an address have been unable to get access to a bank account, something that is so readily available to others, and now HSBC UK have enabled them to do this with little or no fuss.
“I am just delighted that Stonewall Housing has partnered with the service to make sure that LGBTQ+ people are able to take their first steps towards managing their finances independently.”
If you’re LGBTQ+, homeless or threatened with homelessness find out how you can access the No Fixed Abode Scheme by filling in our referral form: