Opening a bank account in the UK is not complicated, but it can be time consuming. If you are using one of the professional London relocation agents, ask them if they can help you open one before you arrive. If you only open your bank account after your relocation to London you’ll need to set aside the better part of a morning to get it done.
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If you are moving to London there will be a million and one things to think about before you move. It is important to get organized as fast as possible, because you’ll want to get established and settled into your new London flat as soon as possible. The best way to ensure that your move to London is successful and hassle free is to prepare a lot of the ground work before you leave home.
Not only is London considered one of the most expensive cities in the world, but you might have to open a bank account with a bank in London before you are able to make any major financial commitments in England and London in particular. If you are considering renting an apartment while you are living in London then you may find that London landlords are not too keen on renting to people who only have a foreign bank account. If you are moving to London for work then you can probably get your employer to help you out with getting a bank account organised before you get there. It might also be advisable to find an overseas rental agent who can help you with everything that is involved in moving to London.