Contact your HR Administrator for a letter of introduction

UK bank accounts

How do I open a UK bank account?

You will need to open a UK bank account to, apart from anything else, allow the University to pay you.

NatWest bank has branches on the University’s Streatham and St Luke’s campuses and you may find it convenient to use this bank, however, your salary can be paid into any UK bank and there are branches of most banks on the high street in Exeter city centre and Falmouth town centre. Santander also has a branch on the University's Streatham campus.

Banks in the UK are legally obliged to undertake identity and address verification, which may lead to a delay in individuals from outside the UK opening a UK bank account. Please check with your chosen bank the items of documentation they require before you make the appointment to open your account. They will normally require proof of a UK residential address such as a tenancy agreement and a letter from the University confirming your employment details.

Once you have opened your account please notify the Payroll Office as soon as possible.