I am from Hungary and I will visit the UK for about a month (just for fun). I would like to open a bank account there. Can I do that? What are the latest regulations? Are there any special requirements? (I read somewhere that a job is required, which I certainly don't have - but then again I don't think the UK government is opposed to foreigners spending their money there.)
How fast will it happen? Do they require a minimum stay? Can I keep my account (and possibly my credit card) even after leaving the UK?
Can I do that remotely? (In the past, I have opened an account at Moneybookers, a UK e-wallet company by sending scanned documents in email.)
Do the "offshore" UK accounts make any sense? (Isle of Man, Gibraltar etc)