Bank Account access in the UK for Non Residents

This webpage is designed to provide information for non-residents looking to enter banking relationships in the UK while continuing to reside outside UK.


If you live permanently outside the UK the following products are available to you.

Barclays International Banking

HSBC International Services

Moving to or studying in the UK

If you intend on moving to or studying in the UK, there is information on BBA members’ sites on application processes and products, such as the basic bank account which is a basic current account that meets everyday banking needs – see here:

For international students, the BBA has published a new guide explaining exactly what to do. See here: International Students Opening a UK Bank Account which contains details for all the current products offered by UK banks.

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