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Optimum bank account

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Get the ultimate flexibility and convenience when you open an international bank account available in up to four major currencies.

Benefits of Optimum bank account

Full service

Day-to-day transactions and easy access to foreign exchange and savings

Digital banking

Bank from anywhere using internet and mobile banking services

Major currencies

Bank conveniently in sterling, US or Australian dollars or euro

Seamless

Manage your offshore finances from one centralised account
What you get
  • Available in GBP, USD, EUR and AUD
  • Unlimited deposits and withdrawals
  • A Visa debit card for easy payments and withdrawals worldwide *
  • Access to international savings accounts and foreign exchange
  • Standing Orders on all currency accounts and Direct Debits on sterling accounts
  • Internet banking for international payments, transfers and to manage your account
  • Mobile banking to manage, view, link and transfer funds between your accounts

* Fees and charges apply

 

See Optimum account fact sheet

 

 

What it costs
  • No account maintenance fee if a minimum balance is maintained *
  • Visa debit card annual fee - £15/$25/€20/AU$25
  • Visa debit card withdrawal fees - 1.75% (minimum £2/$3/€3/AU$3.50)
  • See the pricing guide for details on transaction fees

* The average balance over any quarter must not fall below the minimum opening balance amount. Should this happen, an account maintenance fee of £ 60, US$ 90, € 90, AU$90 per quarter applies.

How to get it
  • You need to be 18 years or older
  • Make the minimum opening deposit
  • Proof of address and identity (certified or original copies)
  • What you get
  • What it costs
  • How to get it
  • Terms and Conditions
  • Available in GBP, USD, EUR and AUD
  • Unlimited deposits and withdrawals
  • A Visa debit card for easy payments and withdrawals worldwide *
  • Access to international savings accounts and foreign exchange
  • Standing Orders on all currency accounts and Direct Debits on sterling accounts
  • Internet banking for international payments, transfers and to manage your account
  • Mobile banking to manage, view, link and transfer funds between your accounts

* Fees and charges apply

 

See Optimum account fact sheet

 

 

  • No account maintenance fee if a minimum balance is maintained *
  • Visa debit card annual fee - £15/$25/€20/AU$25
  • Visa debit card withdrawal fees - 1.75% (minimum £2/$3/€3/AU$3.50)
  • See the pricing guide for details on transaction fees

* The average balance over any quarter must not fall below the minimum opening balance amount. Should this happen, an account maintenance fee of £ 60, US$ 90, € 90, AU$90 per quarter applies.

  • You need to be 18 years or older
  • Make the minimum opening deposit
  • Proof of address and identity (certified or original copies)
Product Interest Rates

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Visa debit cards
Visa debit cards

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Online payments and transfers
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Useful payment information

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Visa debit cards

Learn more about the benefits of shopping securely and conveniently using a Visa debit card

Online payments and transfers
Useful payment information

Learn more about setting up direct debits, stop order and payment details for regular payments

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