By Our Reporter
Kampala: I&M Bank Uganda in collaboration with Mauritius financial giant, Bank One has launched Offshore Banking services for its clientele to have access to the best global investment solutions, the bank announced last week on her Website. Offshore Banking allows the client to make and receive payments internationally, hold money and set up savings and investment accounts in multiple currencies.
With this new service, I&M Bank Uganda customers will be able to manage financial commitment across multiple countries and regions and also own bank accounts outside their countries of residence.
Speaking at the launch at Kingdom Kampala Branch, the Ag. Managing Director/CEO, Sam Ntulume, said the product would offer a world-class offshore banking option to its clients.
“I&M Bank boasts of a huge corporate clientele base and with our Corporate Centre branch at Kingdom Kampala, we thought it best to collaborate with our sister company, Bank One, to bring world-class offshore banking services to serve our high net-worth customers,” said Ntulume.
Annette Nakiyaga, the Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications added that offshore banking appeals to people who reside overseas, international expatriates, people that get paid in foreign currency, those who have family members abroad and people that invest internationally.
“With offshore banking now available, our clients will enjoy multiple benefits like the ability to receive payment for work done outside Uganda, make international payments, access international funds and, most importantly be able to diversify assets and hedge against the volatile shilling,” said Nakiyaga.
The requirement for one to be able to open an offshore bank account with I&M Bank Uganda is a minimum of $5,000 deposit once an account is opened including a balance build-up period of up to 12 months (to reach $50,000 as deposits or in investment).
Some of the benefits of I&M Bank Uganda’s offshore banking offering include seamless digital banking, a dedicated relationship manager, access to an exceptional range of international investment opportunities, a range of tailored lending solutions in multiple foreign currencies for unique international needs and foreign currency credit cards with loyalty benefits.
Bank One has been recognised internationally for being the best by Fitch ratings. In 2022, it was named the Best International Banking Services Provider in the Indian Ocean by CFI.co while in 2021, it scooped the Best Mass Affluent Banking offering and Mortgage Product of the Year by the Digital Banker (Global Retail Banking Innovation).