Opening a bank account in the United Kingdom

To open a bank account in the United Kingdom, some documents must be provided to the bank, while others may be requested.

  • Documents to be provided:
  • A valid ID document: ID card, passport, driving license…;
  • A proof of residence: EDF bill, phone bill, rental contract…; and
  • A proof of income: pay slips, bank statements, tax form…
  • Documents that may be requested (especially for non-British citizens):
  • An employment contract or a letter from the employer.
  • A letter from the university.

Please note that the British bank may check the credit history of new clients.

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