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"Golden Life" Account Opening Witness Service for Studying in the UK


 

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"Golden Life" account opening witness service for studying in the UK

Introduction

For the convenience of numerous students studying in the UK and their parents, Bank of China (UK) Limited customizes "Golden Life" financial service packages for overseas students, so as to help them in opening accounts in the UK, applying for GBP debit cards, opening online banking and making international remittance, as well as arranging airport pickup and a series of procedures before departure.

"Golden Life" will help the students by completing the procedure of UK account application in China, and will remit money to the account (the maximum limit of remittance is GBP 30,000) before departure so that students don't have to carry a large amount of cash in the trip. After their arrival in the UK, our office will activate the account and issue the debit card to them, as well as providing considerate Chinese service.

Students who are qualified for "Golden Life" versatile Financial Experience Day also have opportunities to participate in versatile financial experience activities located in London City organized by Bank of China (UK) Limited.

Target Customers

1. Applicants shall be 16 years old and above (applicant);

2. Applicants shall have studied in the UK for no less than one year;

3. Customers have applied for "Golden Life" foreign student accounts of Bank of China (UK) Limited in domestic acceptance institution before departure and such accounts have been approved;

4. The applied account is only for students' personal daily use, and can not be used for investment, business or lent to others.

Process

You may conduct the procedure with passport, ID cardor/Hukou book and enrollment letter in domestic acceptance institutions of Bank of China. We will open "Golden Life" foreign student account of Bank of China (UK) Limited for you for free. You may apply for GBP debit card and online banking service for free when opening the account.

Within the three working days after you submit the application for account opening (application must meet requirements), Bank of China (UK) Limited will deliver an E-mail to you for confirmation that the account is successfully opened. You may remit the tuition and living expense to the new account after you have received the confirmation E-mail. Please inquire the domestic institution of Bank of China if you fail to get confirmation after three working days.

Kind Reminder

?You may apply for GBP debit card and online banking service for free when opening an account.

?Bank of China (UK) Limited has five offices in UK, which are located in City of London (CITY), Chinatown of London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow respectively. You may select one office among them for your account management in the UK when applying for the account.

?We will also help you with additional arrangement if you need airport pickup service when arriving in the UK for the first time.

?After your arrival in the UK, you need to go to Bank of China (UK) Limited's office which has been selected when applying for the account and activate your "Golden Life" foreign student account. The activating procedures should be conducted with your personal passport, enrollment letter and the proof of your address in UK issued by school. Your account is in normal use after we have renewed your information.

?It usually needs one or two months for making a debit card, so you may obtain the debit card when activating the account if sufficient time has been reserved when opening the account. We will prepare the password for you in three to four working days after you have received the debit card. You may choose to claim the password over the office counter again or require us to deliver the password to your residence in the UK. You may start using the debit card after getting the password. Students over 16 years old but under 18 years old can not apply for the debit card.

Diverse activities of "Golden Life" Financial Experience Day:

Bank of China (UK) Limited will organize two working experience days from July 1, 2011 to December 30, 2011, making arrangements for students to participate in all kinds of lectures and group visits on personal finance and relevant knowledge. Student customers participating in the diverse Financial Experience Day of "Golden Life" must meet the following qualifications:

?The foreign student account of "Golden Life" has been successfully opened in Bank of China (UK) Limited from January 1, 2010 (including January 1, 2010) to December 31, 2010 (including December 31, 2010), and date for account opening shall be determined by the confirmation letter for opening account;

?The account mentioned above is continually held from the date of account opening to April 30, 2011 (including April 30, 2011);

?Account deposit balance should be no less than GBP 8,000 on April 30, 2011;

?The account deposit balance is the total balance of deposit account (including the foreign student account of "Golden Life") held by Bank of China (UK) Limited;

?The valid UK student visa should be held during the period of activities.

In the activities of two-day "Diverse Financial Experience Day", we will provide free lunch, and other expenses will be undertaken by students themselves. Bank of China (UK) Limited will deliver the letter to students who are qualified from May to June 2011, and give notice on specific time and arrangement of the activity. If you hope to participate in the activity, please confirm with Bank of China (UK) Limited in written form within 4 weeks since the delivery of letters. If it is not replied overdue, it will be regarded as the waiver. We advise you to reply with recorded delivery, and mark the envelope with the words of "Diverse Financial Experience Day". Our contact address is: Student Prime, Retail Banking, Bank of China (UK) Limited, 1 Lothbury, London EC2R 7DB.

Bank of China (UK) Limited has registered in England (Registration NO.: 6193060)

Registered Address: 1 Lothbury, London EC2R 7DB

Telephone: +44 20 7282 8888        Fax: +44 20 7282 8836

www.bocukltd.co.uk

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