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We make opening a UK bank account easy

Opening a UK bank account is notoriously difficult for new arrivals in the UK. The last thing you want to worry about as a new arrival is spending hours in a bank. With our excellent relationships with major UK banks, we’re able to make it considerably easier for our clients to set up their own bank account.

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As anyone who has tried to open a UK bank account will tell you, it’s a more complicated process than you might hope for.

Red tape, residency requirements and a mountain of forms and documents make opening a UK bank account incredibly difficult. Apart from the admin, most banks won’t even open an account for you unless you have lived in the UK for at least three months.

This is where we can help. We’ve established great relationships with top UK banks, which allows our customers to open UK bank accounts on the spot, hassle-free.

We’ve been assisting people with opening UK bank accounts for more than a decade and many of our team members have lived and worked in the UK themselves. We understand the frustrations of relocation and we go out of our way to make your life as easy as possible.

The 1st Contact Kickstart team can help you:

  • Prepare the necessary documents
  • Book an appointment with a high street bank
  • Take care of any related admin

You’ll then be able to open your bank account on the spot, hassle-free.

We handle the admin, so you don’t have to

We’ve created the Kickstart Package to allow you to open up a bank account that suits your needs. Our excellent relationship with major UK banks ensures that your account application will be admin-free.

There are loads of benefits to opening a UK bank account through 1st Contact:

  • UK bank account opened in one day
  • One free international money transfer from 1st Contact Forex
  • No minimum deposit required
  • Avoid mountains of paperwork
  • No need to stand in queues for hours
  • Open a fee-free account on arrival
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Banks we work with

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News for all our 1st Contact clients

1st Contact is rebranding to Sable International.

For the last year we've been merging with our big brother, Sable International. In 2021, we're going to complete the rebrand.

The accountants, brokers, advisors and caseworkers that you are used to dealing with will not be going anywhere as the entire 1st Contact team will be in the same roles at Sable International. You'll still get that same great 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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