Most of you have probably tried to consider all necessary expenses in London prior to your arrival in the UK. However, you may find yourselves in a situation where you need to pay another higher amount of money while you are staying in London. Perhaps it is for something that you couldn’t foresee when having planned your expenses beforehand.
* You might want to extend your course at UIC and study a bit longer
* You would like to book accommodation with us so that you can stay in London for a bit longer
* You have a lost your purse or your bag got stolen which contained all your bank and credit cards or a lot of cash
If you have a bank account here, there is always the possibility of transferring money from your home country (sent by your family or a friend) into your UK bank account. Please bear in mind, your bank might charge you extra fees for international banking and it might take 3-7 working days until you receive the money.
Western Union Money Transfer
For those of you who are only studying here for a few weeks and haven’t got a bank account, there is another way to receive money from home.
You can use Western Union in order to move money from home to different countries worldwide. By phoning Western Union (please visit www.westernunion.com to find the right customer service number for you country) money can be sent within minutes or the next day to you. A given bank card will be charged and the money will then be ready for collection at any local agent in the UK. You only need to show the receipt number of the transfer (which you will be given after the transfer has been successful) to the agent and they will cash the money for you.
To find the closest location to your house, you can visit http://locations.westernunion.com
184-188/400 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1NP
Tel: +44 08458 727627
Open Monday –Sunday 8am – 8pm
If you have any questions, please ask in Reception.