If you’re looking for a fast and affordable way to start living and working in the UK then our UK Starter is the way to do it! A ‘just what you need’ combination of products and services to get you set up and settled in. And less time spent ‘sorting stuff out’ means the sooner you can start enjoying all the mind-blowing experiences and adventures that await you! It’s a no brainer!
Our packages are carefully put together to balance both of these aspects of your move;...> Read more about our package
If there’s one area that will have you reaching for the Calmomile tea it is the topic of UK Bank Accounts. With opening criteria that changes with the tides, it is no wonder this area has many on the brink of a mental breakdown! Luckily BritBound has been around for years, we know how the banks work and we can go to the very top if we need to get things fixed for you! We’ll ensure you get a UK account! And making sure you get the account means….ensuring that the bank doesn’t take longer than promised to open your account, making sure they do not fail to take in any relaxed criteria where previously agreed, lose your application entirely (hard to believe but it happens!), send you around in circles.
This is something you may not even have thought about yet…how do you get your money from one country to another? How do you ensure that when you get here you have a bank account with funds you can access? Because using ATM cards overseas can be costly, very costly. Well the answer is with an International Money Transfer. But transferring money can be an expensive undertaking. Banks usually charge a fee to carry this out for you; then the receiving bank charges too. Ouch! There are lots of options out there but as a one off transaction you really cannot beat the exchange rate of an online money transfer company. The first one is even completely fee free.
All of our packages include a UK Sim Card and we provide your number straight away so you can give it out to your family, friends and any employers or recruitment agencies even before you leave. Being contactable from the word go is a huge benefit especially when it comes to getting work here and pretty sure your nearest and dearest will be relieved to know they can get hold of you once you’ve arrived and turned your phone on. Your SIM will be waiting for you to pick up on arrival into the BritBound Base. Or you can upgrade and select for it to be posted to you home address before departure.
All of the SIMs are mainstream network providers. There are a whole host of SIM brands that piggy back off the networks – trouble is many are here today gone tomorrow brands that look like a great deal but are actually riddled with hidden charges and fees. But if you are looking to live and work here for an extended period you need a network that has great coverage and competitive contract offerings. These SIMs are set up on a Pay As You Go system but the numbers are portable so when you have enough credit history and can move onto a contract you won’t need to change numbers.
It is a legal requirement when you work in the UK to have an NI number so we will ensure that you have all the relevant information to get your number set up as quickly as possible. Your NI number is similar to a social security or tax file number and works as a unique ID number that you have for the rest of your life. It also gives you access to a whole range of services including a reciprocal health scheme with our National Health Service.
The UK is a completely different Job Market; getting started on the right foot is key! Being a BritBounder means that you have access to our employment resources; handy ”Working In” guides, UK specific CV template, as well as insider tips and our exclusive Jobs Board. Furthermore our resident experts can further assist with Payroll Services as well as comprehensive tax tutorials to better understand what your options are once you’re working!
Whether you’re travelling to the UK on your own, with a partner or in a group of friends, meeting new people is one of the most enjoyable aspects of living and working overseas.
The BritBound social events membership gives you access to 365 exclusive BritBound events per year and also discounts on many London, UK and European outings, events and adventures. From cheap price theatre nights, pub quiz’s, boat cruises, festivals and weekend tours…the BritBound social events calendar will ensure that your diary is the envy of all.
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