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    I am an international Student who is doing postgrad in the UK. Since moving here I have had trouble obtaining an international student bank account (mainly just getting an appointment to complete the process.

    I had an appointment w/Barclay's to finally finish this but when I showed up to the designated time and branch location I found the place closed. I.e. they give me an appointment at a closed branch. Due to this and the increasing urgency of needing to get an account to avoid continued foreign transaction loses I am hesitant to continue doing business with Barclays.

    I spoke to Sandtander too but was very turned off by the fact that they charge fees for everything on their student accounts.

    I was wondering what banks had good foreign student accounts that charged as few fees as possible? And are a good deal overall?

    Thank you in advance!
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    (Original post by Matador23)
    I am an international Student who is doing postgrad in the UK. Since moving here I have had trouble obtaining an international student bank account (mainly just getting an appointment to complete the process.

    I had an appointment w/Barclay's to finally finish this but when I showed up to the designated time and branch location I found the place closed. I.e. they give me an appointment at a closed branch. Due to this and the increasing urgency of needing to get an account to avoid continued foreign transaction loses I am hesitant to continue doing business with Barclays.

    I spoke to Sandtander too but was very turned off by the fact that they charge fees for everything on their student accounts.

    I was wondering what banks had good foreign student accounts that charged as few fees as possible? And are a good deal overall?

    Thank you in advance!
    I can only think Nat west. But you are a postgrad international student which is even less attractive fir them. You need to check the fees as it might be no better.

    http://personal.natwest.com/personal...-students.html

    Unizest
    http://www.unizest.co.uk/en-gb/FAQs

    You can look into other services that transfer money cheaply over the internet.
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    ps there are very few bank accounts specifically for internat sudents and even fewer for postgrads. You arent really a target market as you return home. They are most interested in UK undergrads who will stat around for a long time.
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    (Original post by Matador23)
    I am an international Student who is doing postgrad in the UK. Since moving here I have had trouble obtaining an international student bank account (mainly just getting an appointment to complete the process.

    I had an appointment w/Barclay's to finally finish this but when I showed up to the designated time and branch location I found the place closed. I.e. they give me an appointment at a closed branch. Due to this and the increasing urgency of needing to get an account to avoid continued foreign transaction loses I am hesitant to continue doing business with Barclays.

    I spoke to Sandtander too but was very turned off by the fact that they charge fees for everything on their student accounts.

    I was wondering what banks had good foreign student accounts that charged as few fees as possible? And are a good deal overall?

    Thank you in advance!
    Hi :wavey:

    You might find this thread useful https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4813726

    I posted some guidance from the British Banking Association on there.

    Hope that helps

    Shelley
 
 
 
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