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Investing in Sri Lanka

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It is our privilege to support your personal economy throughout your financial journey. At HSBC Premier we consider it a priority to ensure that you are able to handle your finances seamlessly. Locally and globally, we'll stand by your side, every step of the way. 

Priority services across the globe

HSBC's global presence empowers you to conduct multi-national financial transactions unhindered, through our local branches in and across countries/regions around the world. From fund transfers to multi-currency and asset capabilities, we offer an entire range of services to render international banking simpler.

24x7 access for your global accounts

Download the mobile banking app to track your financial transactions and view your accounts instantly. Our secure banking services keep you connected to your accounts no matter where you are in the world.

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Managing investments from abroad

With our global presence and local expertise, we'll bring you the world of opportunities to expand your investment portfolio.


The types of accounts that can be opened in a local bank:

IIA – Inward Investment Account 

Eligible investors

  • A non- national resident in or outside Sri Lanka
  • A non-national of Sri Lankan origin, who is a resident outside Sri Lanka
  • A Sri Lankan citizen, resident outside Sri Lanka
  • Any other person or category of persons who may be authorized by the Central Bank from time to time


*Accounts can be opened after satisfying the Know Your Customer requirements of the bank. A valid identification and billing proof is required.

Current Transactions Conducted in Sri Lanka in Sri Lankan Rupees

CTRA – Capital Transaction Rupee Account 

Eligible investors

  • An individual Sri Lankan, permanently residing outside Sri Lanka
  • A Sri Lankan dual-citizen
  • A foreign national of Sri Lankan origin
  • A Non National resident outside Sri Lanka
  • A Sri Lankan National resident outside Sri Lanka (who is not an emigrant)


*Accounts can be opened after satisfying the Know Your Customer requirements of the bank. A valid identification and billing proof is required.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for HSBC Premier, you'll need to:

  • Maintain a total relationship balance of LKR7.5 Million deposit in Current/Savings/Time deposit accounts. This balance could be maintained in rupees or foreign currency equivalent to rupees or a combination.


  • Remit a minimum monthly salary of Rs.500,000.

If you're an HSBC Premier customer in another country/region, you're already eligible to join Premier in Sri Lanka - simply speak to your Relationship Manager.

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Apply in branch

You can also download an application form and fill it in before coming to the branch.

Below balance fee

  • Total Relationship Balance is less than LKR7.5 Million: LKR3,000 per month
  • No remittance of salary of LKR500,000 - LKR3,000 per month
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