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

Birmingham 'set to host new audit watchdog'

The UK government is to move hundreds more civil service jobs from London after choosing Birmingham as home for the nation's new audit regulator, according to a report in the Financial Times.


USA and UK Flags

NY and London stay atop financial rankings

Despite fears that London could lose its standing as a leading financial hub because of Brexit-related relocations to the EU, the City has retained its second place in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI).
SME Business

Business welcomes skills and SME initiatives

Government initiatives to boost skills and the prospects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), announced in the Spring Statement to parliament, won favour among UK business leaders on Thursday.
Downing Street

Budget chiefs unhappy over ‘mini-budget’

Leading business leaders in the UK gave a mixed reaction to measures aimed at boosting economic growth and productivity outlined to parliament on Wednesday by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak.


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Surging UK house market set to calm?

House prices in the UK over the past year have increased at their fastest rate since 2004, according to the latest index from Nationwide, one of the country's largest mortgage lenders.

UK house prices hit new record high

Average house prices across the UK reached a record high in August, even though the annual rate of price inflation slowed slightly, according to the latest property index from lenders Halifax.

Country property boom leads house price surge

Prices in the UK housing market are continuing to set new records with Nationwide's latest index showing the sharpest annual rise for nearly six years.