The BBA is now integrated into UK Finance. Please go to www.ukfinance.org.uk for new content and updates from UK Finance.
Material published by BBA prior to 1st July 2017 is still available on this website.
From 1 July 2017, the finance and banking industry operating in the UK will be represented by a new trade association, UK Finance. It will represent around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services. The new organisation will take on most of the activities previously carried out by the Asset Based Finance Association, the British Bankers’ Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association.x
Our new leaflet, telling international students everything they need to know about opening and using a bank account in the UK.
Coming to school, college or university in the UK can be a daunting experience, especially for those arriving on these shores for the first time. In order to help international students get set up with one of the fundamental things they need – a UK bank account – we have published a guide explaining exactly what to do.
Answering everything from ‘How do I choose which bank is best for me?’ and ‘What is the best way to bring money with me into the UK?’ to ‘Can I open an account based on Sharia principles?’, the BBA’s International Students: Opening a UK Bank Account guide gives all the information that students need. It also includes a useful table, outlining all the suitable accounts available and their features.