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Bank Accounts

You will need to open a bank account after you arrive as UK legislation does not allow you to open a bank account before you arrive in the UK.

There are currently two major banks on campus, which are located on the ground floor of the Students' Union building:

Santander: open Monday to Friday
Barclays: open on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays only

In order to open a UK bank account you will need:

  • Your passport
  • Evidence of your address overseas (e.g. your overseas driving licence)
  • Evidence of your UK address (e.g. your tenancy agreement)
  • Proof of employment (e.g. your employment contract)

If you wish to open an account at Barclays Bank please refer to the guidance.

Nationals from any country outside the UK may need to produce a passport and an introductory letter from the Payroll department of the University. If you require such a letter please email payroll at warwick dot ac dot uk.


Are you a student?

The information on this page is relevant to staff. Information about UK bank accounts for international students can be found on the Student Opportunity webpages.