Basically, we have just moved to the UK, staying in temporary, company provided accommodation. We desparately need to open bank accounts here, but can´t do so until we have proof of address. Can´t have proof of address until we sign contract on new house. Can´t sign contract on new house until we have a bank account to pay for it....
Catch 22 really. Anyone got any experience of opening bank accounts relatively quickly? (supposed to be paying deposit at weekend) Are internet banks any easier? Also, as I am not working, is it possible for me to get credit cards without an income, or do they have to be joint with DH?
This happened to us when we moved to Switzerland and again when we moved to Holland. Basically, each time, the company my husband worked for set up an appointment at a bank and I think a member of the company's HR dept acted as a go-between, vouching for him. Was esp complex if I recall correctly in Switzerland where work permits, residence permits and basically a permit to breathe were required for us all
Company gave letter stating Mr A Chocolatequeen worked for them. Passport in name of Mr A B C D Chocolatequeen. Bank wanted B C and D on letter..... We´re running out of time, do you have any idea how long it took from the opening of the bank account to it actually being active?
Chocolatequeen ... have you registered with a GP yet? Our bank will accept a letter from a gp stating that he/she knows you/your address - bank provides template for GP to use. Check back with your bank - they will have something in place. HTH