silly question but a question nonetheless: bank details to employers

I have a joint account with my partner. I need to give this account details to my new employer. Do I give them the sort code, account number and my name only (as that's what I have on my debit card).

Or do I need to give them the sort code, account number and Mr. XXX and Ms. XXX as the account name?

As my salary is being paid into this, I don't want to mess this up and have my money accidentally go elsewhere.

Thank you.
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  • Cornucopia
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    Only the account number & sort code are used to identify a bank account in this context. They don't need the name - are they asking for it?
  • Bradlad9
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    They might want the name for a reference ?
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  • Cornucopia wrote: »
    Only the account number & sort code are used to identify a bank account in this context. They don't need the name - are they asking for it?

    Yes, they gave me a form with a box for my sort code, account number and name.

    The name made me question whether to put my name or my 'account name.'
  • Bradlad9 wrote: »
    They might want the name for a reference ?

    As long as it doesn't affect where my salary goes, I guess I can use just my name as the reference.
  • Mojisola
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    symphonies wrote: »
    Or do I need to give them the sort code, account number and Mr. XXX and Ms. XXX as the account name?

    A cheque can be made out to either name and paid into a joint account but I always give both names when asked for the 'account name'.
  • SailorSam
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    I wonder why we're forever being told not to give anyone our Bank details when at one time we'd think nothing about signing a cheque and handing that out.
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  • SailorSam wrote: »
    I wonder why we're forever being told not to give anyone our Bank details when at one time we'd think nothing about signing a cheque and handing that out.

    If you don't give your account details to people how do you expect to pay your bills and receive monies into it?
  • Mojisola wrote: »
    A cheque can be made out to either name and paid into a joint account but I always give both names when asked for the 'account name'.

    So I guess it's a matter of preference? Thanks for letting me know.
  • Mojisola
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    Mojisola wrote: »
    A cheque can be made out to either name and paid into a joint account but I always give both names when asked for the 'account name'.
    symphonies wrote: »
    So I guess it's a matter of preference?

    If asked for the 'account name', I always give both names because that's what the account is called.
  • anoncol
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    Mojisola wrote: »
    If asked for the 'account name', I always give both names because that's what the account is called.

    Its not though. When you open say a halifax joint account you open it as a sole first. Then you add a second account holder. So it has two 'account names'. Not one Mr&Mrs Smith.
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