This factsheet 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 information to help you understand banking terminology.

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. 
  • To open a UK student bank account you will need a bank letter from the University
  • Consider a pre-paid card instead of having cash on you
  • Top tip: download the app for your bank and check your online banking daily to keep track of your finances