I’m sure I’m not the only person who suffers from this problem, but every time I apply for a new financial product I have an issue with my name.
My legal name has two forenames and surname, but I’m known by the majority of friends, family and colleagues by my second forename.
I don’t think this is very unusual but it always seems to cause difficulties when I sign up for something new.
I want to be known by my second forename and I want that on any card or account I use. I understand that for legal reasons my full name is needed for formal identification but that should only be a one off approval step.
So why is it so difficult for institutions to handle a second forename as the default name for an account?
Due to it’s ‘newness’ I’m hoping that Tymit will be able to handle this rather better than a number of other ‘older’ banks, who insist on using my first forename all the time.
Any thoughts? Other folks in the same boat?