Richard Wilson
'What's your billing address?'

How many times in an average week do you have to fill in your billing address for products or services? How many of those services would you be unable to access if you didn't have an address you could confidently enter into those boxes?

There are many facets to homelessness and many barriers that those finding themselves without a home or in insecure housing can face. One of those barriers is not having a fixed address to receive communications at. This means that a great many goods and services are unavailable to them, including bank accounts.

The trouble is, a bank account is increasingly becoming a necessity if you want to receive wages securely or to claim benefits. Read about how the HSBC bank, in partnership with Shelter, has brought some Christmas cheer with its ‘no fixed address’ account, here.