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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. 

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

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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.

OIA – Overseas Investment Accounts

OIA is a special account designated for an individual resident in Sri Lanka to channel funds abroad for eligible overseas investments

 

Eligible individual

  • Type of Investment - Shares, Units, Debt Securities, Sovereign Bonds
  • Establishing of overseas company of a company incorporated in Sri Lanka
  • Permitted limit - USD200,000 life time limit or an equivalent amount in any foreign currency designated by the Central Bank on overseas investments through OIA

Permitted to open and maintain OIA in the name of resident investors in the Domestic Banking Unit of a Licensed Commercial Bank in any designated foreign currency Persons eligible to open an OIA

 

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

Contact your Relationship Manager for investment options in Sri Lanka.

Eligibility criteria

  • You qualify for HSBC Premier if you maintain a total relationship balance of LKR7.5 Million.
  • Deposit in Current/Savings/Time deposit accounts.
  • Deposit in rupees or foreign currency equivalent to rupees or a combination.

Or

  • Remit a minimum monthly salary of Rs.500,000 and build up your balance to the required Rs.7,500,000 within 24 months

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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