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UK bank accounts

Opening a bank account is the safest and most effective way of managing your money as an international student. These pages provide important information on how to open a bank account in the UK.

Things to know before opening an account

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Guidance on reasons for opening a UK bank account and advice on choosing a bank and bank regulations.

Bank account options with local banks

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Explore the different UK banks and the type of banking they could offer you.

Documentation required to open an account

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Guidance on documentation needed to open a bank account and how you can prove your student status and address.