So I’m moving to London next week, and am trying to sort out (among other things) my finances. I’ve been looking at the First Contact website, and their Kickstart package seems like a good idea, especially as my bank in NZ will take up to three months to set up an account for me with their UK partners.
I should have done this months ago, I know, but I haven’t, and I’m starting to think I’ll be arriving at Heathrow with all my savings stuffed into a sock in my backpack. (Luckily the NZ dollar continues to fall, so said savings will probably equal 50p by mid-September)
Have any Dopers used this service, or know anyone who has? Would you recommend it, or is there a better service I should look into?
And less specifically, have any dopers set themselves up in London recently? How was it, what should I do/avoid, and can I sleep on your couch? I can pay in Pineapple Lumps…
Edit: I’m currently in Auckland, New Zealand, which is almost as far away from London as it’s possible to be, geographically speaking