I have had a few situations now where employees have put a third party's bank details on their employment forms - in one case definitely a parent; in other cases I presume their living partner. The employees have to fill in the form informing us of the bank details but don't have to sign this particular form. Maybe I'm being over-cautious coming from a practice background (money laundering etc) into industry but should we be getting signed confirmation from both parties if the account name is not that of the employee? Having said that, how would we know if J Bloggs on the account name was Joseph or Jordan Bloggs? It would only ever be a different surname or initial that would alert us to the fact that it's not their account.