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Can I open a UK Bank account online?

Old Feb 13th 2021, 10:33 pm
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We have been in Canada since 1981, decided to return to UK to live COVID permitting! Cannot seem to be able to open a bank account in UK online.....any tips please and thanks...And thanks for letting me join!
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Old Feb 13th 2021, 10:49 pm
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We have been in Canada since 1981, decided to return to UK to live COVID permitting! Cannot seem to be able to open a bank account in UK online.....any tips please and thanks...And thanks for letting me join!
Welcome to BE

As this forum is for introductions only, I will move your thread across to our UK forums. I am sure our members who frequent the UK forums will be pleased to help you.
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Old Feb 14th 2021, 12:39 pm
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Welcome to the forum.
This question comes up again and again. The conclusion seems to be that no, you can’t open a UK bank account while living abroad.
You can only do so once you’re resident in the UK.
If you need something to tide you over (eg so you can pay the utility bills you will presumably have to produce as proof of residency in order for a UK bank to let you open an account) Transferwise Borderless accounts have been recommended on this forum You should be able to open one of those (in sterling) from Canada.

Best of luck.
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Thank you so much!
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Try these guys?

https://www.monito.com/en/wiki/open-...roof-residency

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Thank you so much....
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Old Feb 15th 2021, 5:22 am
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What a great link. The most comprehensive explanation I’ve seen so far.
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Default Re: Can I open a UK Bank account online?

Originally Posted by patliniris View Post
We have been in Canada since 1981, decided to return to UK to live COVID permitting! Cannot seem to be able to open a bank account in UK online.....any tips please and thanks...And thanks for letting me join!
Do you have an HSBC bank anywhere near to you? You can open a UK account from there. Good luck
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Thank you!
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Old Feb 22nd 2021, 8:15 pm
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