One more question about Banks

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One more question about Banks

Postby euphony » Mon 06 Jul 2015 16:51

Hi again,

I've just thought of another question regarding banks. Some posts seem to say that you have to have your e-residence card before you can set an account up, but in another post someone had managed to set one up without one (with HSBC as they already had an HSBC account in the UK).
So is it just with HSBC that it's possible? Also is there any general advantage of banking with HSBC? I'd have to open one up in the UK first if that's the case!

Many thanks

Chris
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Re: One more question about Banks

Postby ozzy » Tue 07 Jul 2015 05:24

You must have the UK (HSBC) account for 6 Months to make life easier when opening a an account with Malta HSBC .... I opened one before i came here but didn't have it long enuff to use it as a reference to open the account here ... My other main UK bank made thing difficult for me to open the account here .. once the 6 months passed i used that account for a reference and had a bank account here in days ...
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Re: One more question about Banks

Postby DavidH » Tue 07 Jul 2015 05:56

I don't know whether things have changed since I moved out which was nine years ago but I opened an HSBC account here on one of my trips before moving using NatWest in the UK as a reference. This was obviously before I got my ID card.
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Re: One more question about Banks

Postby FOXGLOVE » Tue 07 Jul 2015 06:24

euphony wrote:Hi again,

I've just thought of another question regarding banks. Some posts seem to say that you have to have your e-residence card before you can set an account up, but in another post someone had managed to set one up without one (with HSBC as they already had an HSBC account in the UK).
So is it just with HSBC that it's possible? Also is there any general advantage of banking with HSBC? I'd have to open one up in the UK first if that's the case!

Many thanks

Chris


We opened an account with Banif with just a passport and Maltese address, we gave them our ID number from the eResidence card when we received them, this was 2 1/2 years ago in Gozo.

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Re: One more question about Banks

Postby euphony » Tue 07 Jul 2015 08:20

Thanks for the helpful replies, that gives me something to work with :)
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