Opening a Bank Account

When you move to another country you will usually need to open a bank account with a local bank or building society, to enable you to manage your finances. If you are in a foreign country for a short period of time, you may be able to use your usual account card to make withdrawals from your home account.

If you plan to stay abroad for any length of time however, it is best to open a new account and avoid paying international transaction charges on a regular basis.


This guide gives details of opening a bank account in: