One of the first things you will need to do when arriving in the UK is to open a bank account. Although this was incredibly easy a few years ago, these days it can be challenging as banks ask for more and more paperwork such as work contracts, reference letters from your employer, your National Insurance Number, a proof of address etc.
But don`t worry, there is a solution!
Monzo and Revolut are two online banks that allow you to open an account without providing a ton of paperwork – not even a proof of address or your National Insurance Number is required! All you will need is a UK correspondence address and a photo of your passport.
Both Monzo and Revolut run on an app on your smartphone and everything is done online. You will even be eligible to receive a debit card and can easily and safely transfer money to and from abroad as your account will be linked straight to TransferWise.
Take a look at this website, which gives a fair comparison between the two companies and when you are ready, it will only take a matter of minutes to set up your account.