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Account for Expats

Are you an expat moving to the UK and struggling to open an account with a traditional high street bank?

We are here to help you!

At Suits Me, we understand how difficult it can be to not have a personal account to manage your finances. Especially when moving back to the UK is stressful enough, opening a Suits Me account is fast and easy so there is no need for you to worry and you will have access to a UK account number and sort code in less than 10 minutes.

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Opening a bank account if you are new to the UK can be challenging.  Most high street banks require 3 months proof of address within the UK to open an account, something that you most likely won’t have!   Suits Me help thousands of people open a current account in the UK without 3 months proof of address

It is important to open a current account as living in the UK with no personal account to manage your money and finances can prove difficult with everyday tasks such as paying for rent, utility bills, mobile phone payments, car finance and more.

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Open your Suits Me account in 10 minutes

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1. Apply

Pick which account suits you best, and fill in our online application form.
We have three account options – ‘Essential’, ‘Premium’ and ‘Premium Plus’. You can find the account details on our Pricing page.

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2. Verify your identity

To ensure that your application is complete, we will need to verify your ID – don’t worry, this is not a credit check! All we need is a selfie and a picture of your Passport, Full UK Driving Licence or National ID

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3. Congratulations

Your Suits Me application is now complete. You will receive an email confirming your account details, along with information on how to access your online banking.
And of course, your new contactless Mastercard® debit card will be with you in 3-5 days.

Suits Me Account Features

Once you have opened your Suits Me account, you will gain access to a multitude of money management features.

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Opening a Suits Me account

Opening your Suits Me e-money account is as easy at A-B-C, all you need is a selfie and one of the following ID:

  • Passport
  • Driving License (British)
  • National ID Card (European)

All you need to do is fill out our application form, upload your live selfie and accepted Id and you will get your account number and sort code in as little as 10 minutes, with your debit card arriving in 3 – 5 working days!

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Financial Inclusion

Many UK expats are effectively financially excluded from many traditional high street banks as they can’t meet the requirements needed to open a bank account.

At Suits Me, we believe in equality and financial inclusion and that anyone should be able to have access to a banking solution. We aim to provide the underbanked and unbanked access to fair and transparent banking solutions and financial services.

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UK Expat FAQs

What is an Expat?

An Expat (Expatriate) is someone who has been living outside of their native country for any number of reasons, for example, work or retirement.A large number of UK Expats stay out of the UK for a certain period of time due to work commitments and plan to return back to the UK eventually. There are some UK Expats that choose to never return to their native country (Country of Citizenship).

What is the Best Expat Bank Account?

This depends on your personal needs and requirements and whether you need a bank account or are happy with a trusted alternative to traditional UK banking such as Suits Me.

What’s the Difference Between Suits Me and a Traditional UK High Street Bank?

We are a UK based alternative to traditional banking, offering personal current accounts with additional benefits including exclusive cashback rewards and discounts to all account holders. You can do many of the same things with a Suits Me account as you would with a traditional bank account including;

  • Sending and receiving payments
  • Setting up and managing standing orders
  • Setting up and managing direct debits
  • Accessing your account 24/7 using online banking and a mobile banking app
  • Use your Suits Me contactless Mastercard® debit card to make payments, in-store, online or over the phone.

The main difference between Suits Me and a traditional bank is that Suits Me is an Electronic Money Institution, we don’t have a physical presence on the high street or offer credit in any form such as loans or an overdraft.

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