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Issue 475, 21 January 2002

Barclays bank benefits to expatriates

For £7.50 a month, Barclay's Global Solutions offers the following benefits:

  • a high-interest cheque account that provides a cheque book and debit card
  • quick easy and secure access to your acounts through international telephone and online banking
  • a quick and simple international payment discount scheme

As a truly global financial institution, Barclays are able to offer a wide range of additional services from emergenty assistance to tax advice, and you may also benefit from the tax advantages of banking offshore. Furthermore, as an employee of the University of Leeds, your application will be processed as a matter of priority within four working days.

Further details regarding Global Solutions can be found at or call 0800 2044 4444 or 020 7751 8367 for more information.

To open an account, visit the University's human resources department on the 11th floor of the EC Stoner building. There you will be provided with a letter of authorisation which you should present to Barclays Bank. Appointments for visiting the bank can be made by telephoning the branch manager, Helen Higgins on 0113 296 3199 or by calling in to 25 Blenheim Terrace opposite the University.

At this appointment, you will be required to provide your passport or your European Union National Identity card, your introduction letter and an original bank/credit card statement from your existing providers. This statement must be addressed to you at your residential address and be no more than 3 months old. Your residential address can be where you lived before moving to the UK.

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