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Old 12.07.2018, 11:06
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Re: Update on move to Bern from the UK and UK Bank Account for Swiss Salary?

How long are you planning on being here?

If its 3 months then ok. It may be still beneficial to open a local account but also wont make a big impact if you use a UK account.

If you have an open contract, cut the ties. Be brave! I dont see why having multiple accounts is a hassle? I would guess most of us on here have a domestic account with our native country and a local Swiss account.

You can move money regularly back to blighty from your Swiss account if you have bills that need covering. Use currency fair or transfer wise and the cost is peanuts. Also worth checking out these borderless accounts with transferwise which are very good.

And the UK phone, well that may seem a great deal to you. But others will be contacting you and at some point I assume you will have local friends that wont be chuffed with texting or calling an overseas number