The Standard Bank Optimum Account is an international bank account designed for expats. The minimum standard deposit required to keep the account free of monthly charges is lower than normal international bank accounts at only £4,000 (or currency equivalent). Unlike many international bank accounts who focus on high net worth individuals, the Optimum Account is designed for anybody who needs access to an international bank account.
Lloyd’s Premier International Account is designed for high earning expats who need to manage multiple currencies while living outside of the UK. The accounts are held in offshore accounts in either Gibraltar or the Isle of Mann. With the account there is also a dedicated relationship manager and worldwide travel insurance included. Account holders can also choose the currency of the account from either Sterling, Euro or US Dollars with a Visa debit card in the chosen currency.
The HSBC Expat Current account is a bank account available for existing and new customers of HSBC. For new customers, £60,000 of deposits must also be held with HSBC to be eligible and the minimum initial deposit is £5,000. The bank also provides telephone and internet banking support and offfers a VISA debit card in your choice of currency.