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For all the US colleagues: A fellow consultant was doing his MBA in the US. He left in a hurry due to covid and came back to London, but didn’t close his bank account with Santander and left $6-7K. Now the bank says that you can NOT transfer the money to another UK bank with online banking and you need to be physically present at one of their branches to do so. He is not planning to go back for a year. Any advice?

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Have the funds transferred first to TransferWise’s US account

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Can confirm TransferWise has been successful for me in the past and very simple to use.

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Wait for it... wire him 5k and he’ll allow you to get the 7k. Just get the routing number to his brother the Nigerian prince

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Wire. Or give someone trusted stateside POA to do it.

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Does a UK bank have an American branch? You could transfer in dollars there. Can he pay his regular credit card bills in the uk using his us bank? SWIFT wire transfer is another option

Since you’re UK based, he can also look into Revolut. Very easy and cheap to transfer and a great banking app in general.

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