It is still difficult for foreign students to open a bank account in the UK because of international anti terrorism regulations.

Most banks insist that a student should be here for a year and receive money on a regular basis.

This situation makes it very difficult for students to receive money from home, particularly when they are here for a short period of time.

A.Zaccari’s Private English Tutors has a Client Account and students can be sent money to this account. Of course, that means trusting us... (We can often put you in touch with a past student from your country who can tell you more about us, but this is not an ideal situation. Another way to receive money is to send it via Thomas Cook.)

If you have a credit card or debit card, make sure it is an international card that can be used in the UK.