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Transfer money to the UK with
1st Contact Forex

Your credit card, and some cash, should see you through your first few days in the UK. After that, you’ll want to have access to your funds from back home.



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.


Easy international money transfers

As a part of our Kickstart Package, we give you a free international money transfer.
Set up your account with 1st Contact Forex in minutes, and make your first transfer immediately.

Register, activate, transfer. Three easy steps to get your money where it needs to be.


1. Register

Register your free account online to get full access to our secure money transfer service.


2. Activate

To activate your new account simply upload or email copies of your passport and proof of address


3. Transfer

Transfer between more than 25 currencies from all over the world and benefit from excellent rates and super speedy transfers.

We have some exciting news
for all our Kickstart clients...

Kickstart is rebranding to 1st Contact Sable International! For the last 18 months we've been slowly merging with our big brother, Sable International. Over the next few months we're going to complete that merger.

This will in no way affect your relationship with us. We're not going anywhere, as the entire Kickstart team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that great Kickstart service, just under a new name.

We'll be keeping you in the loop as we prepare for the next exciting phase in this rebranding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly.

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