Paying into a UK Bank Account
Payroll Services will pay your salary into a UK bank account or building society. We are currently unable to make electronic payments overseas so you are required to set up a UK bank account for this purpose. To facilitate this, we offer a bank introductory letter.
Bank Accounts The UCL payroll system can only accept bank accounts with a 6 digit sort code and an 8 digit account number. The only exceptions being Lloyds Bank which has a 7 digit account number and Girobank which has a 9 digit account number.
Building Society Accounts The UCL payroll system can only accept building society accounts with a 6 digit sort code and an 8 digit account number. If you have a savings account you will need to quote a roll/ reference number as well as the 6 digit sort code and 8 digit account number. Please note that some building societies may take longer to credit your account.
If you are an Overseas Nationals, please see Opening a UK Bank Account below.
Changing your Bank Details
You can change your banks details by completing an online form. Please note if a request to change your bank details is made after the 18th of the current month the change may not become effective until the following month’s payroll. The only exception to this is April and December where changes must be requested prior to the 10th of the month, this is due to the UCL closure periods.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 108 7160.
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 the Gower Street Campus in the Wilkins Building, or alternatively at the Tottenham Court Road branch around the corner.
Please note that the UCL branch is now closed until 9 September 2019 however all staff members will be at the Tottenham Court road branch for any enquires.
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 the following three documents:
- EU Nationals require their passport or EU Identity Card, and Non-EU Nationals require British Residency Permit card or valid visa in passport.
- Proof of your address - this could include a tenancy agreement for a rented property, a utility bill, or a confirmation of National Insurance letter sent to your address in London.
- UCL reference letter containing -
- Your full name, identical to how it shows on your passport/ Residency Permit
- Your current London address
- employment start date, and contract end date (if applicable)
Upon receipt of these documents, Santander will be able to arrange an appointment to open an account for you in the branch.
For any appointment booking, queries or difficulties in obtaining relevant documentation, please contact:
Joe Manns-Benson - Branch Manager email@example.com
Santander Universities Branch
Telephone 055114 30582Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Santander UCL Branch
Telephone: 055114 83698