Is it possible to open an american bank account from over here in the UK?
The reason why I'm asking is my dad receives a cheque 4 times a year from Esso who he used to work for but they send it from the USA and its in dollars. To pay it into his account with Lloyds Bank will cost him £40.
Is it possible to open an US bank account from here? Or alternatively does anyone know any bank or building society here that wouldn't charge so much for him to deposit it into his account? What he really wants to do is pay it into the bank and get the dollars straight back out again ready for our trip to Disney next year, but of course that's not possible without the £40 charge.