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

Education

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New graduate visas ’to fill skills gap’

A simplified but “highly selective” visa scheme to attract overseas graduates to the UK, could help fill the nation's skills gap, according to a leading immigration lawyer.
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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.
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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.

Property

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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.
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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.
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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.
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