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

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Relocate Global weekly news roundup: 27 September

This week's news roundup includes the Finland, US and UK economic growth rankings, 2019 higher education rankings, unusual business practices around the world, Goldman Sachs' UK retail banking debut, and the latest on Brexit.

Education

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How to choose a new school in the UK

Relocating with school-age children is one of the biggest challenges a family can face. To ease the process, our step-by-step guide to choosing a school suggests questions to ask on a school visit, with advice from the schools themselves.
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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.
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

Detached house in England

Mixed picture for housing market across the UK

The housing market in the UK continues be marked by a strong regional variation. We review some of the key trends from the housing market at the start of 2018.
House prices in the UK increase in growth

September rise sees house prices hit new high – Halifax

Residential property prices have hit the fastest rate of growth since the start of the year according to Halifax. The growth places residential property at the uppermost point recorded by the bank.
House prices in Chelsea among the most expensive in the UK

London slowdown cools UK house price rises

The latest house price index for the UK has been released by the ONS. House prices in the UK have continued to call as divides in house price growth continues to divide the country.
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