HOW TO DONATE TO FACING THE WORLD
Payee: Facing the World
Address: Facing the World, Suite 5, Bank Chambers, 567 Fulham Road, London, SW6 1ES
BY BANK TRANSFER
Bank: Metro Bank
Account Name: Facing the World
Account Number: 28448058
Sort Code: 23-05-80
Important notice regarding donations made to Metrobank Confirmation of Payee Scheme
Since March 2020, Confirmation of Payee (COP) has been a regulatory requirement for the six largest UK banks (Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society, Royal Bank of Scotland Group and Santander UK). Metro Bank was not required to join and has not yet signed up.
As a result, when making online payments to Metro Bank from the banks listed above, you may see a warning that they are unable to check and verify the bank account details. We would like to reassure you that our bank details given above are correct, and the warning message appears only because Metro do not have the software to enable the COP function.
We greatly value your trust in Facing the World and are truly thankful for your generosity. We apologise for any inconvenience or doubt this situation might cause. We have petitioned Metrobank to resolve this issue as soon as possible, but unfortunately it is something that is beyond our control.
Verification of Facing the World’s company status can be found here on the Companies House government website. Verification of Facing the World’s Charitable Status can be found here on the Charities Commission website.
Metro Bank have shared this in regard to the matter:
“We take our customers’ security extremely seriously and have a range of safeguards in place to help defend against fraud, which we constantly review and update in light of increasingly sophisticated tactics from fraudsters. We continue to keep Confirmation of Payee under review for the future. Metro Bank is a voluntary signatory of the Contingent Reimbursement Model Code, giving customers significantly increased protection against push payment scams”.
On behalf of everyone at Facing the World, thank you for your understanding and support.