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Moving money to Sri Lanka

Investing in Sri Lanka or sending money home

Keeping you closer to home

Stay connected with your family more easily, no matter the distance. With HSBC Premier, you can make international fund transfers for free and enjoy your Premier banking privileges from anywhere in the world.

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An incentive scheme by the Government of Sri Lanka which allows you to earn an additional LKR 2 for every dollar (USD) (or equivalent in foreign currency) when converting it to Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR).

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With HSBC Global View and Global Transfer, you can see all your HSBC accounts worldwide at a glance and move funds between them immediately, without any charges.

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Your family will be able to make local currency transfers between banks online or on mobile, for free. That way, you can pay bills and settle credit cards instantly, from the safety of home.

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You'll automatically be recognised as an HSBC Premier customer, no matter where you bank with us. That means you can access Premier support and services even when you're abroad.

Investing in Sri Lanka

Get unparalleled support in managing your finances, locally and globally. With HSBC Premier, you can enjoy dedicated assistance from our team of experts at every step.

Grow your wealth with us

Managing investments from abroad

With our global presence and local expertise, we can unlock a world of opportunities for you when it comes to expanding your investment portfolio.

You can open an Inward Investment Account (IIA) with us at your local branch.

Inward Investment Account (IIA)

You're eligible if you meet any of the requirements below:

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

An account can be opened after we've determined that you meet our verification requirements. You'll need to provide valid identification and billing proof.

Transactions are currently conducted in Sri Lanka in Sri Lankan rupees.

Invest in Sri Lanka for better rewards - Special Deposit Accounts (SDA)

Product Features

  • Preferential rates on deposits placed on 6 month maturity tenures.
  • Ability to open and maintain either in any designated foreign currency or in Sri Lanka Rupees.
  • SDAs may be held as joint accounts by eligible persons.


Inward remittances in foreign currency received from outside Sri Lanka in favour of the account holder through the banking system.

An account can be opened after we've determined that you meet our verification requirements. You'll need to provide valid identification and billing proof.

HSBC Premier 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 LKR500,000

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.

Apply for HSBC Premier now

You don't need to visit a branch to open an HSBC Premier account. You could open your account from the safety and comfort of your home. Simply sign your account opening documents from anywhere, anytime and on any device securely with Live Sign.

HSBC Livesign is powered by Adobe, which is a cloud based service that replaces the ink and paper based signature process, with a fully automated electronic signature workflow.

By phone or email

At a branch

You can also download the HSBC Premier application form, fill it out and bring it to your nearest branch.

Below balance fee

Please note that a below balance fee of LKR3,000 applies for each month that:

  • your Total Relationship Balance is less than LKR7.5 million
  • a salary of at least LKR500,000 has not been remitted

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