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The easy way to open a bank account in the UK

by 1st Contact | Nov 29, 2011
  • Opening a Bank Account in the UK is notoriously difficult, irksome and often quite stressful. But with the right information, advice and support, it doesn’t have to be that way.

    With more than 15 years’ in the UK immigration market, 1st Contact has learnt a thing or two about the immigration system and all the ins and outs of relocating to the UK. So we  put together the Kickstart Package which, amongst other things, makes it a breeze to get a UK bank account.

    Bank Account Assistance

    We have relationships formed over many years, with the leading UK banks. Because of this, we are able to introduce our Kickstart clients to the bank, and book a meeting for you at our local branch. As our client, the three months’ credit history is waived, as well as the proof of residential address in London – with us, you are able to open an account on the spot.

    Find Employment and Accommodation

    The Kickstart package also allows you to find just the right accommodation through our many trusted accommodation providers.  We also work with more than 100 of the UK’s premier recruitment agencies, who can help to find you the right job. And we’ll support you through our Job and CV Assist service.

    If you are planning to contract in the UK, our Umbrella Company can get you set up and if you sign up, you’ll also be able to claim back thousands in relocation costs.

    Free International Money Transfer

    Transfer your money easily and securely before you leave home or send money home once you’ve arrived in the UK and get a better exchange rate at a fraction of the bank’s costs.

    Your Kickstart package also includes a new UK SIM card and mobile phone number, a 5-day gym membership and much more. The Kickstart package is just that – a way to kick-start your life in the UK with minimum stress and hassle.

    Visit www.1stcontact/ for up-to-date information on living and working in the UK, what to do before you leave and what to expect on your arrival.

    We are a professional services company that specialises in cross-border financial and immigration advice and solutions.

    Our teams in the UK, South Africa and Australia can ensure that when you decide to move overseas, invest offshore or expand your business internationally, you’ll do so with the backing of experienced local experts.

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