After you have managed to set up a UK bank account you may want to transfer money to the UK. Moving money from your account in your native country to the UK will help you to save on bank charges for using your card overseas.
A relatively new service that has seriously shaken up the money transfer market is a service called TransferWise. Started in London in 2011, TransferWise is a peer to peer money sending service that works quickly and can save you significant amounts of money when transferring funds.
I have used their services on a number of occasions (via their iphone app) and can’t fault them for speed or reliability.
Sign up now and get your first transfer up to £2,000 for free.