This document contains useful information about banking in the UK, including how to open a bank account and things you may want to consider before doing so. It also provides useful links on choosing a bank to open an account with and helping you understand banking terminology.

Please note that the information on this page, and those linked below, may be different in light of the current situation. You may wish to visit the website of your selected bank to find out more about their adjustments. 

Key Information

  • If you are an International or EU student, you will be asked to provide documentary evidence of your status in the UK in order to open a bank account. 
  • We can provide advice on avoiding ATM charges and how to keep your money safe and a range of useful links which include explaining banking terminology, Sharia-compliant accounts and transferring money abroad.
  • We are not able to recommend a particular bank or account - however we can give you the tools to choose the account that is right for you.
  • Top tip: download the app for your bank and check your online banking daily to keep track of your finances!

Banking made easy

Information help you the with foundations for setting up your bank account. Check out the other links to see what benefits are available!