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How to get a UK bank account for non-resident?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by hotpassion, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. hotpassion

    hotpassion Junior Member

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    Hi all,

    I want to have a UK bank account to get Direct deposit payment from UK Amazon. I don't want to get paid by check or Amazon gift card. I already have an US bank account but UK Amazon doesn't do the direct deposit payment to US bank.

    Can anyone here suggest me a way to get an UK bank account? I'm not an UK resident.

    Thanks so much.
     
  2. Archerscs

    Archerscs Newbie

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    Hi there,

    In order to open a UK bank account for business, it is generally required by the banking institution to attend an appointment with the bank manager at one of the local UK branches as part of its banking due diligence process similar to open a personal account when the person will need to submit its ID and proof of address to the bank at the local branch.

    An alternative way to open an international business bank account (with UK sort code), as some of our company's overseas clients would prefer as an international account opening does not require the physical presences in the UK or the need to attend an appointment with the UK bank manager (Bank application and due diligence process still applicable -paper works)

    Hope the information helps and should you have any enquiries please feel free to contact us.

    Kind regards,
    Taurus.C
    Senior Corporate Legal Consultant

    Archers Corporate Services Limited - Professional UK Company Incorporation Consultancy
     
  3. Dragonzone

    Dragonzone Newbie

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    Hi if you're still looking the alternative is to a get a virtual uk bank like neteller.
     
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  4. greatfargo

    greatfargo Newbie

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    Would you please give examples as I am in the same shoes. Thanks
     
  5. boccas323

    boccas323 Newbie

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    Or else you could try with a trustee/fiduciary service..
     
  6. c0bbz

    c0bbz Registered Member

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    I just checked my amazon UK affiliate account and found this:
    Are you sure you can't get paid directly?
     
  7. freakymonday

    freakymonday Junior Member Premium Member

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    You can get prepaid bank account, they work the same way as high street bank accounts, they come with sort code and account number

    Here are some of the most popular ones:

    mycashplus

    Secure Trust Bank Prepaid Bank Account (I would recommend this one)

    CardOneBanking Guaranteed Acceptance Bank Account


    I did use Secure Trust Bank Prepaid Bank Account for Paypal and it worked just great, but remember, when you are applying, there will be question "are you uk resident?" answer with YES. This is most important part, they won't be able to check that and you will receive your card within 5 working days. Secure trust bank comes with sort code and account number as normal banks would. The only difference is that there is ATM Fees, some has transaction fees, no direct debit options ect.
    But this is perfect solution for you.
     
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  8. tomjanek

    tomjanek Newbie

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    you just saved my day. absolutely awesome! thanks! god bless you.
     
  9. cwscontentwriter

    cwscontentwriter Power Member

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    A very good piece of information shared by members like freakymonday & Archerscs

    Good to see newbies taking active part in conversations
     
  10. trish1

    trish1 BANNED BANNED

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    i think VBA would work in that case ....