Will I be able to open a bank account in the UK?
most cases, yes, although it may not be necessary if your earnings can
be paid into your existing account and you can make withdrawals from your
account using a cash card.
is true that the rules on opening a bank account can be very difficult
for people who haven't established a credit history in the UK.
you experience difficulty, you might get your employer or their human
resources department to put pressure on the bank to open an account for
you. After all, you have the right to work in the UK or you will have
a work permit enabling you to live and work in the UK, and you will be
in professional employment!
employers will be glad to do this for you, since they normally pay by
a banking transfer system called BACS, or will give you a cheque every
month which you can bank.
all else fails, most foreign banks have an office in the UK, it may be
possible for you to arrange to keep on using your existing account and
to have your employer transfer money into it.