An International Student is an individual who chooses to undertake either all or some of their higher education within a different country to their own.
International Students in the UK
According to official international enrolment statistics, the UK is the second most popular study destination in the World and figures continue to increase.
Working while a Student
Many International Students are eligible to work part-time in the UK, however, a few factors affect this. It’s best to check with your course leader first before applying for a job while you study in the UK.
Many employers in the UK require you to have a UK bank account or current account so they can pay your wage in to.
Banking for International Students
Finding a banking solution if you are an International Student in the UK can prove difficult as many traditional high street banks require three months proof of address and utility bills within the UK to open a bank account with them.
A personal bank account is also referred to in the UK as a current account.
Not having a banking solution while living in the UK can prove difficult with everyday tasks such as paying for rent, utility bills and mobile phone payments etc.
Paying with cash for services while in the UK doesn’t only take extra time but can also become costly with some services adding an admin cost when not paying via bank transfer, standing order or direct debit.
At Suits Me we believe in equality and financial inclusion and that anyone should be able to have access to a banking solution. Especially in today’s modern society that we currently live in where payments revolve around banking, online banking, bank transfers and direct debits to name a few. We aim to provide the underbanked and unbanked access to fair and transparent banking solutions and financial services.
Being an international student in the UK can be both very exciting and initially quite stressful when it comes to organising documentation and paperwork. We want you to enjoy your time here in the UK with the financial freedom to experience all that you possibly can.
Alternative Banking for International Students
There are many international students in the UK who find it difficult to get a UK bank account for the period that they are studying in the UK. We help to take away some of the stresses when it comes to banking.
At Suits Me, we offer a hassle-free alternative to traditional high street banking. Simply apply online and open a UK account in minutes. 99.8% of all applications are approved and receive instant access to their online banking facility, account number and sort code.
Suits Me Account Features Once you have opened an account with us, you will gain access to a multitude of banking features including;
- E-money Current Account
- Mobile Banking App
- Debit Card
- Bank Transfers
- Direct Debits
- Standing Orders
- Adding Funds
- Saving and Budgeting
- Google Pay (coming soon)
- Samsung Pay (coming soon)
- Cashback Rewards
Each feature of the Suits Me e-money current account can also be managed within the Free Suits Me Mobile Banking App.
Are you an International Student Studying in the UK? Struggling to open a Bank Account?
We are here to help.
E-money Current Account and Mastercard® Debit Card
Open a Suits Me e-money current account in minutes with no credit checks and receive your current account number and sort code today. Your free Mastercard® debit card will arrive in the post within 3-5 working days. 99.8% of all applications are accepted.