FSB we are going through the buying process as the moment so don't have any bills at the moment but will have a Cyprus address when we next visit
I Have tried phoning the bank but sat in a queue for 20 mins so I thought I would ask the knowledgeable people on the forum as once I am over there I cant just "pop" back to the UK for any documentation but thanks for your input Trev!!!
You'll need evidence of ID (Passport) and evidence of address (less than 3 months old) such as utility bill or bank statement. You'll need evidence of address for both parties. You'll also need a Tax ID number (or UK N.I. number).
Be prepared to pay for services you would expect for free in UK. you will often pay for debit cards, cheque books, random number generators for online services etc. Some accounts carry yearly charges and in my experience the people opening the accounts aren't always forthcoming in telling you these. Ask the same question 4 different ways (like are there any charges / tarrifs / fees / commissions) and then for good measure ask them if you put 1,000 in this year, will it still be 1,000 next year. and get the name of the person opening the account.
And be aware that if you want a credit card with a limit of more than a thousand or so, you'll be required to prove adequate income and deposit a sum equivalent to that said limit in a separate account!
Of course, a good way round that is to say you are a developer, and they will happily lend you millions with no sureties whatsoever!!
_________________ Don't blame me, I voted 'Remain'!
gazzaga, I guess after the crash they want to make sure they keep their heads above water but the charges are something I will need to keep my eye on
JB I can see this isn't going to be easy but a poker face is a must by the sound of it and of course my granny's birth certificate
Woodrow, that defeats the object of a credit card surely, luckily Im not interested in one but a debit card would be handy
Thanks for all your feedback
we got 2 debit cards for joint account. no mention of a charge but read later you do get charged for them. another surprise is if i withdraw using any other ATM but BOC there is a fee of 3 euro not a great deal but is so much easier using the nearest ATM than driving 5 mins to the branch
dont need a credit card but then when do visit UK assume will need a credit card to hire a car. still have my UK card but as paid it off and dont intend to use it here i'm not sure if they will cancel it
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