International students UK bank account | UniZest Aspire
Aspire Account
  • Open and start using it immediately – even before you arrive in the UK
  • Globally accepted Visa debit card – contactless technology
  • Integrated foreign exchange service –
    you can link this service to your parents or close relatives
  • Special features for international students -
    e.g. bank statements for Tier 4 Visa applications

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Online current account

  • Account no and sort-code
  • Online banking
  • Make payments in and out (both in the UK and abroad)
  • Withdraw money with the Aspire VISA Debit card
  • Pay in cash through PayPoint
  • Cashback rewards
  • Budgeting software
  • Increased security with the ‘Verified by Visa’ programme when shopping online

User Guide

Foreign Exchange Service

  • Get live exchange rates
  • Book your own FX deals
  • Get to choose from 135 different currencies
  • 2 payment options: bank transfer or card payment
  • Buy GBP with your international currency
  • Give parents or relatives the ability to access the FX service
  • Transfer GBP from an international account


Paying-in-Money Guide

Opening Hours

Our Holiday Opening Hours

Happy Holidays!

All of your team at UniZest would like to wish you a very joyful Festive Season and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Our Customer Service team will still be available over the festive season to answer your emails and if you need to talk to us, the following are our call centre opening hours:

Tuesday 24th December: 10:00 – 14:00
Wednesday 25th December: Closed
Thursday 26th December: Closed
Friday 27th December: 10:00 – 14:00
Saturday 28th December: 10:00 – 14:00
Sunday 29th December: Closed
Monday 30th December: 09:00 – 17:00

Tuesday 31st December: 10:00 – 14:00

Wednesday 1st January: Closed

Thursday 2nd January: 09:00 – 17:00

We look forward to assisting you in 2020.

Best wishes,

Telephone: +44 (0)207 205 2500




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