Hellooooo! Iv noticed many threads/posts from people from all around the world wanting to open a bank account in the EU/UK. Well I might just have found the best method, today I opened a new bank account here and it was very simple, I noticed that only one bank does an account where you dont have to pay or go in store, and that is Halifax. I opened a account today, and you can open one where ever you are in the world, just select your region and your good to go. Most applications getn approved aswell and it only takes 30 mins to set up Here is the link, from looking at other banking sites it seems like a difficult thing to do. But Halifax dont seem to give a s**t. Enjoy! http://www.halifax.co.uk/bankaccounts/ - Choose option number 3.