A friend has just told me that I won't be able to access my bank accounts from abroad. I bank with Halifax, and use internet banking. He has swtiched to HSBC. We are about to go traipsing across the planet for the autumn - do I have to change my bank too?
All I can see is that you can't apply for new accounts from abroad. Which is fair enough.
My other concern is that having sold our house, we will have no permanent address (UK or otherwise), and that might reflect badly on us too. Presumably, I could provide my parents' address or something?
I bank with royal bank of scotland and had no problem banking online when I was abroad. I used to bank with barclays and in theory had no problem, but the system reset itself while I was abroad and they mailed the new password to my house in england, so I couldn't get it and couldn't get onto my account.
According to the branch we should be fine. I'm not 100% confident that they know what they're talking about, but I can't be bothered moving my bank account when we've no permanent address or job between us to give a new bank! If everything pans out, once we're working abroad, we'll be able to bank there too