UK BANKING

The right bank account is the cornerstone of a successful relocation. As well as day-to-day expenses to meet, the international assignee or relocating employee may have utility bills to pay, rent, school fees and other outgoings, and will want to make the most of their leisure time in their new surroundings. A number of banks offer UK bank accounts designed for inpats. This section features the latest banking news for those moving to the UK.

Latest UK Banking News

UK inflation exceeds target for first time since 2013

Inflation in the UK has topped the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target for the first time in almost four years, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed on Tuesday.

Education

Science teaching at Brighton College

Why British independent education is globally revered

David Tongue, Founding Headmaster of Brighton College Bangkok, the sister school of Brighton College – one of the UK’s top independent, co-educational schools outlines why British independent education has such a prestigious international reputation.

Securing a place at a top UK school

Relocate Global takes a look at what families making an inbound transition to the UK will need to consider when making a school application.
Parents and child choosing an international school

Families matter: A neat solution to controlling assignment costs

Designed for HR and global managers advising parents embarking on an international assignment or domestic relocation, the launch edition of Re:locate Global's Guide to International Education & Schools is also an invaluable resource for the relocation professionals who advise them.

Property

Winchester cathedral

Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2016: Winchester UK’s best place to live

Hampshire’s cathedral city, Winchester, moved up three places from its 2015 ranking to take the top spot in the bank’s latest annual best place to live audit.
Bank of Engand

Experts react to Bank of England stimulus package

Experts from various sectors in Britain cast their own verdicts on the Monetary Policy Committee's latest economic strategy.
English houses

Prime property values in London fall despite activity rise

Reports from leading estate agents show asking prices for properties for sale in London dipped in the second quarter of 2016. Rental prices have also fallen although the volume of deals since June's referendum has risen.
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