Top Banks in UK


10 Largest UK Retail Banks

Royal Bank of Scotland
Lloyds TSB
Halifax (owned by Lloyds)
Bank of Scotland (owned by Lloyds)
Santander (Spanish Owned) (was Abbey, also incorporated Bradford & Bingley)
Nationwide (classed as building society)
Tesco bank



Bank Account options in the UK for Non Residents

If you live permanently outside the UK the following products are available to you.

UK Banks specifically that open non-resident accounts

International Banking

HSBC International Services

Moving to or studying in the UK

If you intend on moving to or studying in the UK, there is information on BBA members’ sites on application processes and products, such as the basic bank account which is a basic current account that meets everyday banking needs – see here:

For international students, the BBA has published a new guide explaining exactly what to do. See here: International Students Opening a UK Bank Account which contains details for all the current products offered by UK banks.




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