The need to move across the world and settle in a particular location sometimes comes up during different phases of our lives. In some cases, it might be a different town or city within the same country. In other cases, it might be a different country. If you are not from the United Kingdom and you have plans to visit and settle down in the country, then you might want to open a UK account and start saving money towards your relocation to the country. If this is the case, you would need a reliable way of opening the UK account that you can use to save money in British currency, so that when you finally relocate, you can access the money and use. However, opening a UK account in most financial institutions will require you to be a British citizen or at the very least be resident in the UK. If you do not have this luxury at the moment, then here is how you can open a UK account without being a British citizen.
Choose a company that allows you to remotely open a UK account
Some companies claim to allow their customers to open the UK account remotely. With these platforms, it doesn’t matter if you are a British citizen or you are resident in the UK. You can easily create the account based on your current location, address and nationality, but you can choose that you want the account to be in GBP. With this, you would have an account similar to a UK account and you would be able to use it to save money in British account. Before choosing a platform, it would be important to research on the platform and read reviews. You won’t want to open an account with a platform that would suddenly block you out of your account when you want to make a withdrawal and start asking for British related verifications that you won’t be able to provide or suddenly just disappear. For instance, you can consider using Transferwise after reading Transferwise UK reviews to ascertain about the reputation and reliability with opening GBP account from other countries.
Install their app
The next thing to do after settling for a particular account is to install their app. You should be careful to check that the app you are installing is the real app for the platform and not a fake. The installation process should normally be just as easy as installing any other app on your phone. For most of them, you might also be able to access their services through their website.
The next thing you should do once the app has been installed is to register. Registration would normally require you to fill in your details. Properly and correctly fill in your details. From reading reviews and the terms and conditions of the platform, you should already have an idea of what would be expected from you during your registration. The details you would have to fill in and the documents that they would need. Be sure to have the documents and upload them accordingly.
Start using your account
Once you have registered and your registration has been certified successful, you can subsequently start saving money in the account. In most cases, there would be different option to send money to the account including direct transfers, payments, and other means. You could also go through their other services and start using all of their services that interest you.