Offshore / Non-UK Banking And Bank Accounts
Listed below you will find a selection of offshore bank accounts and private banking facilities
ideal for those who for a variety of legal reasons (privacy, increased financial confidentiality
or the inability to find a suitable bank account in the UK, for example) wish to bank in another jurisdiction outside of mainland UK.
If you do just want a basic UK bank account for any reason then see our UK bank account
page or this savings account page and our other savings account page.
We present this offshore / non-UK bank account list (in no particular order) for
informational purposes only.
We make no claims about any of the offshore / non-UK bank accounts presented and take
no responsibility for the services offered by the banks and financial institutions listed. It is
up to you to make all necessary enquiries and take all the necessary precautions should
you wish to apply for any of these offshore / non-UK bank accounts.
Visa Credit Card
If you have some bad credit history and
you're not looking to obtain a Visa or
MasterCard payment card through an
offshore banking institution then this
Visa card is worth applying for. They
accept some adverse credit but
it is not guaranteed.
Vanquis Visa credit card review
Purchase annual interest rate 39.94% (variable).
Amount of credit £1000.
Representative 39.9% APR (variable)
Offshore and non-UK banking institutions which offer offshore and private
bank accounts include:
(offshore & private banking information last checked & updated 5th July 2012)
Santander (formerly Abbey National)
Private Banking (Jersey)
Santander Private Banking - Gold Account
This is the offshore division of Santander.
This offshore bank account requires a
minimum opening balance of £5000 and
comes with a sterling cheque book plus a
Gold Visa card which can be upgraded.
This is a very secure banking institution.
Rietumu Banka (Latvia)
Rietumu Banka - Private Banking
This Latvian bank offers private bank
accounts and a full range of payment
cards. The minimum opening deposit / fee
is €150. Secured MasterCard and Visa
credit cards are also available.
VCardPro - Offshore Bank Accounts
This organisation can help you open a variety of personal and corporate offshore bank accounts. Introduction fees for opening accounts start from
Thetabiz - Offshore Bank Accounts
This company can introduce you to a selection of offshore bank accounts and payment cards. Their
introduction fee is a one off US$400.
Aizkraukles Banka (ABLV) (Latvia)
ABLV - Current Account For Foreign Customers
This Latvian bank can provide bank accounts
for foreign customers. The account opening fee is €200. There is also online account management. A copy of your passport is required along with an Authorised Signature Card duly certified by a notary.
SMP Bank (formerly Multibanka) (oldest commercial bank in Latvia)
SMP Bank - Private Person Current Account
This bank offers multi-currency payment accounts which are available to non-residents. A copy of your passport is required to open an account. There is an opening fee of €100 which you can pay from the first money transfer to your account.
Citadele (formerly Parex Bank) (Latvia)
Citadele - Current Account
This Baltic banking group can provide current accounts to non-residents. You can apply initially online. A notarised copy of your passport and signature samples are required. Corporate current accounts are also available.
Norvik Banka (formerly Lateko Banka) (Latvia)
Norvik Banka - Current Account
This bank can provide current accounts to individuals and corporations. Accounts are only opened at Lateko head office in Riga after client identification is carried out and all application documents are submitted in order and in suffice.
MasterCard and Visa secured credit cards for businesses and individuals are also issued by
this Latvian bank.
Credit Agricole (France)
Credit Agricole Britline - French Bank Account
This French bank (Credit Agricole) can offer current accounts to those who are residents of the UK, Ireland or France who have an interest in France either as a visitor or property owner.
British Caribbean Bank International Ltd
British Caribbean Bank International Ltd - Current Account
This bank situated in English speaking Belize can offer multicurrency bank accounts with payment cards to both individuals and companies.
Miscellaneous UK Offshore Bank Accounts
UK Offshore Bank Account 1 - Current account with Gold Visa card. Minimum initial deposit of
£5000, €7500 or US$7500 is required. Sterling cheque book. Standing orders / direct debits.
UK Offshore Bank Account 2 - Minimum initial deposit of £3000 or equivalent in US$, Euros or AU$ is required. Sterling cheque book. Visa debit card.
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