Bank account UK


nafreeme
Anyone knows how hard it is to open a bank account in the UK once you get to the country and have a letter from the uni saying you are enrolled as a full time student on a graduate course?
Anyone knows how hard it is to open a bank account in the UK once you get to the country and have a letter from the uni saying you are enrolled as a full time student on a graduate course?
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Eppendorf
Anyone knows how hard it is to open a bank account in the UK once you get to the country and have a letter from the uni saying you are enrolled as a full time student on a graduate course?


Depends on the bank you want to open the account at.

Generally no problem at all at Lloyd's or Barclay's.
<blockquote>Anyone knows how hard it is to open a bank account in the UK once you get to the country and have a letter from the uni saying you are enrolled as a full time student on a graduate course?</blockquote>

Depends on the bank you want to open the account at.

Generally no problem at all at Lloyd's or Barclay's.
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law01
All the banks follow the same process....I have had 3 bank accounts during my years at Uni, I only had an issue with Lloyds because for some reason wouldn't send my passport over to be processed :s it took them more than 2 months to do that, despite telling them that it was urgent!! While in RBS it only took 1 week from the time I went to open the account until the day I received my card. The account was opened immediately
All the banks follow the same process....I have had 3 bank accounts during my years at Uni, I only had an issue with Lloyds because for some reason wouldn't send my passport over to be processed :s it took them more than 2 months to do that, despite telling them that it was urgent!! While in RBS it only took 1 week from the time I went to open the account until the day I received my card. The account was opened immediately
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nafreeme
Thanks for the replies! I have no preference whatsoever. My only requirements are: debit card, ATM, internet banking, standing orders and possibility of receiving funds from abroad without too much red tape (like a regular wire if possible). Don't want credit card, overdraft or anything else... So, I reckon most accounts will give me that, right? In that case, Lloyds, Barclays, RBS, HSBC, Santander... really doesn't matter...
Thanks for the replies! I have no preference whatsoever. My only requirements are: debit card, ATM, internet banking, standing orders and possibility of receiving funds from abroad without too much red tape (like a regular wire if possible). Don't want credit card, overdraft or anything else... So, I reckon most accounts will give me that, right? In that case, Lloyds, Barclays, RBS, HSBC, Santander... really doesn't matter...
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Eppendorf
Thanks for the replies! I have no preference whatsoever. My only requirements are: debit card, ATM, internet banking, standing orders and possibility of receiving funds from abroad without too much red tape (like a regular wire if possible). Don't want credit card, overdraft or anything else... So, I reckon most accounts will give me that, right? In that case, Lloyds, Barclays, RBS, HSBC, Santander... really doesn't matter...


You'll get all of the above at Barclay's.
<blockquote>Thanks for the replies! I have no preference whatsoever. My only requirements are: debit card, ATM, internet banking, standing orders and possibility of receiving funds from abroad without too much red tape (like a regular wire if possible). Don't want credit card, overdraft or anything else... So, I reckon most accounts will give me that, right? In that case, Lloyds, Barclays, RBS, HSBC, Santander... really doesn't matter... </blockquote>

You'll get all of the above at Barclay's.
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