Setting up bank accounts overseas can be extremely difficult and almost impossible in certain countries. It is unlikely that these accounts will be able to receive money directly from overseas.
Nearly all Volunteers will use their UK bank account whilst overseas. If you are to receive Living Allowance directly from Project Trust this will be transferred into your bank account. In an emergency, Project Trust may need to transfer you money. Therefore, it is essential to set up a bank account at home before you leave. Before departure, you should notify your bank that you will be travelling.