Your budget and banking

Your budget


A budget will give an accurate idea of the types, locations and sizes of property you can afford. When finding a place to live in London, consider the cost of living, one-off costs and the necessity of having a UK bank account.

Prepaid cards

Accessing money without a UK bank account can be expensive. With this in mind it is important to bring sufficient funds to cover initial expenses such as, living costs, temporary accommodation and transport, while an account is being set up.

One option is a prepaid card which you can load cash onto and use like a debit card until you get one. Find out more about prepaid cards.