There are several banks close to Central including:
Barclays Bank PLC, 131 Finchley Rd, London, NW3 6JA. Telephone: 0845 7555555 (+448457555555 from overseas)
Halifax, 169A Finchley Rd, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 6LB. Telephone: 02074459434 (+442074459434 from overseas)
Santender, 8 Harben Parade, Finchley Rd, London, NW3 6JN. Telephone: 08457654321 (+8457654321 from overseas)
Lloyds Bank PLC, 145, Finchley Rd, London, NW3 6JJ. Telephone: 0845 3000000 (+8453000000 from overseas)
Allied Irish Bank (Hampstead), 202 Finchley Rd, London, NW3 6BX. Telephone: 02074315243 (+442074315243 from overseas)
HSBC, 122 Finchley Road, London, NW3 5JD, Telephone: 08457404404 (+8457404404 from overseas)
International students normally need to arrange an appointment to open a bank account in person. September and October are the busiest times for opening new accounts so it’s advisable to book an appointment as soon as you have decided who you are going to bank with.
Bank requirements vary, but items you will need to open an account are likely to include:
To get a letter of enrolment to open a bank account before you start at Central, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information and you will then be able to collect a letter from the Student Advice Service:
Central doesn’t endorse any particular bank although we recommend you research to see which one will meet your needs best.
It’s important to consider the following when choosing:
The British Bankers’ Association have produced a guide for international students - Opening a Bank Account (PDF).
Student Advice Service
+44 (0)20 7559 3900