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    • Johnny Hach
    • By Johnny Hach 1st Dec 17, 5:09 PM
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    UK bank account.
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    • 1st Dec 17, 5:09 PM
    UK bank account. 1st Dec 17 at 5:09 PM
    I am a UK citizen that has been a Falkland Island resident for 40 years. Anybody know a UK bank that I can open an account with. Can then start saving.
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    • 85 East
    • By 85 East 1st Dec 17, 5:17 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 5:17 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 5:17 PM
    You could try the HSBC basic account-
    https://www.hsbc.co.uk/1/2/current-accounts/basic-bank-account

    From their website you have to print off the application form and post it back rather than applying online as I guess the Falklands are classed as outside the UK.
    From HSBC- 'Are you an EU resident living outside the UK?
    Please print and complete the application form and send it back to HSBC Bank plc, PO BOX 1888, Coventry, CV3 2BR, United Kingdom.'
    • eskbanker
    • By eskbanker 1st Dec 17, 5:37 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 5:37 PM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 5:37 PM
    You could try the HSBC basic account-
    https://www.hsbc.co.uk/1/2/current-accounts/basic-bank-account

    From their website you have to print off the application form and post it back rather than applying online as I guess the Falklands are classed as outside the UK.
    From HSBC- 'Are you an EU resident living outside the UK?
    Please print and complete the application form and send it back to HSBC Bank plc, PO BOX 1888, Coventry, CV3 2BR, United Kingdom.'
    Originally posted by 85 East
    The Falklands are indeed outside the UK but are also outside the EU by some distance, so claiming residence in the EU while living there wouldn't be appropriate....
    • simeon.bg
    • By simeon.bg 17th Jun 18, 8:58 PM
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    • 17th Jun 18, 8:58 PM
    Easy way to open bank account in UK
    • #4
    • 17th Jun 18, 8:58 PM
    Hello to all,
    I found out from a friend about the debit card that Monese offers and I wanted one because the banks in the UK make it hard for foreners to open up a bank account with them.

    I just wanted to share my personal experience about the Monese debit card.
    When a newcommer wants to get a bank account with a UK bank, they require a proof of address letter and other docs, in the beginning that is very difficult for some people
    /newcomers/ but Monese only wants you to take a pic of your ID card and Passport to send you a debit card by post to you, and I got mine for 3 days after I registerd and give my info. They do require a one time fee of 5, but if
    you use this code
    /P9C2JFGH/ when you register in the smartphone app
    you will get the card basicaly for free.
    The Monese app has
    to be instald in your smart phone.
    everything else you need to know about the card is best described in the Monese app, hope this was helpfull for you guys and girls.

    Cheers.
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