High street banks are still playing catch up.
For those keeping track, digital banks like Monzo and Starling have offered the ability to open accounts, and later current accounts, with a selfie since at least 2016.
Still, TSB says the feature will help it cut down on fraudulent account applications and speed up the account opening process.
It’ll also be a relief for would-be TSB account holders who no longer have to drag themselves into a bank branch.
“We know that life can take over and that quick lunchtime visit to a branch might not happen,” said Pol Navarro, TSB’s Digital Director.
“With this new experience, we are making banking better and enabling customers to fully complete their application in a way that fully suits their busy lifestyles: just with a simple selfie.”
The feature itself works much the same as Monzo and Starling’s, comparing the selfie you take with a photo of your Photo ID.