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Accessibility Statement

Birmingham Midshires is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. We actively work to ensure that this website is accessible and usable by people of all abilities.

How to get the most accessible experience from this website

Our website can be viewed on a range of different screen sizes and the size of text can be changed to suit different people. We have also included a search facility, sitemap and glossary, to help people find information more easily.

Changing Settings

Using your web browser, you can change the size of text on this website. You can also make other helpful changes in your browser, as well as within your computer generally. To find out what else you can do, visit My Web My Way on the BBC website.

Accessibility limitations

At the time of launch, this website is not known to have any limitations which will make it difficult to access for any group of users.

Contacting Us

We are always looking for ways to help people get the best experience from this website. If there is information you think should be included on this page, or if you experience any problem accessing the site then please contact us.

Please note: for advice on what information to include when you contact us, we recommending you read "Contacting Organizations about Inaccessible Websites" on the W3C website.

Accessibility guidelines

All pages of this website conform to level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines are the internationally recognised benchmark for building accessible websites.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines explain how to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformity to these guidelines also makes websites more user friendly for all people.

Web standards and technologies

This website has been built to conform to W3C standards for HTML and CSS. These technologies are relied upon throughout the site. The site displays correctly in all popular web browsers, and degrades gracefully in older browsers.

Where other technologies such as Javascript, Flash and PDF have been used we have endeavoured to provide a meaningful alternative where possible, or provided a fallback for browsers/configurations that don't support these technologies. If you are unable to access content or functionality, please contact us with details of the problems you are encountering.

Further help and advice

If you have problems using a computer because of a disability or impairment then we recommend that you visit AbilityNet's My Computer My Way web site which provides lots of advice on how to make your computer easier to use. AbilityNet are experts in the field of computing and disability and they provide a free service to individuals with disabilities to assess their computing needs (call AbilityNet free on 0800 269 545 for more information).

Conformance date

This accessibility statement was issued on 30/07/2012.

FSCS – protecting your money. Find out more here.

Gross rate means that we will not deduct tax automatically from your interest. You are responsible for paying any tax due to HM Revenue and Customs.

AER means Annual Equivalent Rate. AER illustrates what your interest rate would be if interest was paid and compounded each year and allows you to easily compare different offers.

Tax free is the contractual rate of interest payable where interest is exempt from income tax.

For telephone line opening times, please read the information in our contact section. Calls may be monitored and recorded for security and training purposes. If you're calling from outside the UK, please dial +441902 428 311.


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This site is intended for UK residents unless otherwise stated.
Birmingham Midshires is a division of Bank of Scotland plc which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 169628. Registered office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland No. SC327000.
To contact the FCA Consumer helpline, please ring 0800 111 6768. Alternatively call the Money Advice Service on 0300 500 5000 or visit www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk.

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