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Old Jul 26th 2020, 3:47 pm
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Hello!

im looking to move back to the UK. I need to open a UK bank account. I’m in the US and have been here 23 years. I’m a UK citizen. I’m having trouble opening up a up bank account...any recommendations?
second question...UK mortgages....any recommendations on who will give me a mortgage given that I’m not currently resident in the UK.

Thanks so much,

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Old Jul 27th 2020, 7:31 am
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My son opened an account with HSBC then was able to open an account in their UK branch prior to moving back. A friend did the same thing with HSBC for his move back from the US to France. I think Barclays also do this.

I believe you can also open a Transferwise borderless account that will give you a UK sort code and account number.

I don’t know about mortgages, hopefully someone will come along with advice.
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Old Jul 30th 2020, 10:46 am
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We were out of the UK for 20 years. We did keep a UK bank account open but we also wanted a mortgage on our return. We had to have been in employment for 6 months in the UK before we were given a mortgage. Not sure if that helps...
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