Last week in Episode 7 of the Elementary Podcast from the British Council reference was made to a micro credit bank in Bangladesh. Banking in the UK is very different to that model of banking.
Here is a video, written transcript, vocabulary building and gapfill activity to help you learn how banks operate in the UK. There are the main high street banks but like the programme shows there are alternatives to this system if you look locally.
This resource gives some extremely useful advice if you are thinking about coming to the UK to live and work. Simply click on the title link, watch the video and complete the vocabulary and gapfill exercises.