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Open Your Bank Account Quickly And Easily


UCL and Santander Universities are pleased to confirm a partnership that enables all UCL employees to quickly and easily open a UK bank account.  The account can be opened through the dedicated Santander Universities Branch on Tottenham Court Road and the Gower Street Campus.  In addition to dedicated resources for university staff, enabling fast track access to staff, you will also have access to a range of exclusive banking products.

If you wish to open a UK bank account with Santander using this service, please first request a bank reference letter from your Employment Contract Administration (ECA) team.

To open your bank account you need to take the following documents:

Upon receipt of these documents Santander will be able to open an account for you.

Santander Universities Branch
164-167 Tottenham Court Road

Telephone 05511430582

To book an appoinment:

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm


Santander UCL Branch
UCL Shop
Basement, South Cloisters
Wilkins Building

Telephone: 055511483698

To book an appointment:

Opening time:
Monday to Friday 10am -6pm
Wednesday 10am- 5pm