International visitors come to the UK for a ‘long stay’ for many reasons including business trips, tourism and visiting friends and family. A UK Visitor Visa generally allows international visitors to stay within the UK for 6 months out of a 12 month period. If the Visitor Visa is for two, five or ten years, the visitor can still only stay in the country for six months over the course of a year.
Why get a UK Bank Account?
International Tourists to the UK would benefit from a UK bank account when visiting the UK for longer periods of time as it’s a way of avoiding currency exchange fees on each payment made.
UK Bank Account Benefits
Some UK accounts, like Suits Me® also offer additional benefits to their account holders. One of the benefits of a Suits Me® UK account is cashback rewards. With our cashback rewards, you gain a percentage of your purchase back with our partners when using the Suits Me® Mastercard® Debit Card to make payment. Some of our partners include; Asda, Sainsbury’s, Argos, Bella Italia, Debenhams, Halfords, Pizza Express and Yo! Sushi. A full list of all our partners is displayed within your online back account and Suits Me® mobile banking app when you create an account with us.
UK Banking for International Tourists
Opening a UK bank account as a tourist can be stressful, time-consuming and you may be turned away by many as the majority of high street banks require at least three months proof of address within the UK in order to open a bank account with them.
Visiting the UK for months at a time with no personal bank account can prove difficult with everyday living in our modern-day society. In the UK we rely on banking functionalities such as bank transfers, direct debits and standing orders and the use of a debit card within our daily living.
Applying for a Suits Me® Account
If you are a UK tourist, you can apply for a Suits Me® account as soon as you arrive in the UK.
Applying for a Suits Me® e-money current account is quick and easy, you can open an account in minutes. We don’t ask why you are visiting the UK as we understand that is personal to you and we don’t run credit checks. All we require is a UK postal contact address where you will be initially so you can receive your Mastercard® Debit Card. If you move address during your stay in the UK, that’s fine, simply update your details either using your online account, the free Suits Me® mobile banking app or by contacting our Customer Service Team.
Suits Me® Account Features Once you have opened an account with us, you will gain access to a multitude of banking features including;
- Online banking facility
- Mobile 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 a UK tourist? Struggling to open a Bank Account?
We can help, open a Suits Me® e-money current account in minutes and receive your bank account number and sort code today.