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Getting a UK bank account

As many who have endured the process before will tell you, it’s almost impossible to open a UK bank account on your own, especially as a newcomer to the UK.



UK banks will require three months of recent utility bills and a lease agreement to open an account. Even if you manage to produce these documents, you will likely only be offered the most basic account option. As someone who has just arrived in the country, you can’t be expected to have all the documents you need to produce.

That's where 1st Contact comes in. As a part of our Kickstart Package, we help you open up a bank account that suits your individual needs. We have excellent working relationships with some of the UK's major banks, allowing you to open your account quickly and easily when you land in the UK.

When you purchase any of our Kickstart packages, we’ll help you open a fee-free UK bank account in one day, with:

  • No minimum deposit required
  • No need for mountains of paperwork
  • No need to stand in queues for hours

Learn more about getting a UK bank account .


UK banks we work with

Lloyds bank logo

Lloyds TSB

Lloyds TSB, part of Lloyds Banking Group, is the largest retail bank in the UK. One in three people in the UK bank with Lloyds TSB.

Classic Account
Silver Account

Visit the Lloyds TSB website

Hsbc logo


HSBC Personal Banking offers a range of bank accounts with online banking 24/7, loans, mortgages, savings, investments and credits cards.

Visit the HSBC website

Still have questions?

If you still have question about opening a UK bank account, you can read our frequently asked questions or contact a consultant by phone or email.

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