Certain visas require that you have at least £2,000 in savings to prove that you can support yourself in the UK. You will often need to produce bank statements at Passport Control on arrival to support this.
If you have a credit card, we recommend taking it with you, as UK banks are inconsistent with granting credit services to new residents. A credit card is essential for online bookings and will also allow you to draw local currency from most ATMs - an easier option than traveller's cheques.
We know, from experience, that it’s likely that you’ll want to access the savings you have in your bank account back home, that’s why we give you a free international money transfer as part of your Kickstart Package. This is will allow you to move your money to your new UK account.