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Barclays Bank
Main information on the bank
Country of registration, main office, number of branches: Barclays Bank Seychelles Ltd is part of the Barclays Group and operates within the framework of Barclays Africa and the Middle East, which comprises banking operations in 11 countries.
Year of foundation: 1959
Main shareholders: Barclays PLC U.K.
Information on the opening of accounts, main features of accounts
Type of account: Current account (corporate and individual)
Documents required for the opening of accounts:

Corporate accounts: passport copies certified by notary public, bank reference letter, bank statements or utility bills of directors, beneficiaries and persons managing the account, certified copies of incorporation documents, Certificate of Good Standing for companies more than one year old. The bank requires a detailed description of the company’s activity and a business plan in case the company’s yearly turnover is over 5 million USD.
Individual accounts:   passport copy certified by notary public, confirmation of residential address, original credit card statement and bank reference letter of the signatory.

Time required for the opening of accounts:  2 months
Restrictions on the opening of accounts:  No restrictions
Personal appearance of signatories required:  In the Laveco office
Minimum balance required in the account:  2500 USD
Methods of making payments :  Fax, Internet
Internet banking:  

Available, 15 USD/month

Credit / debit card types and possibilities:  Visa Debit Card
Deposit required in card accounts:  1.5 times the credit limit, minimum credit limit is 5000 USD
Fee charged by the bank for the opening of accounts:  Free of charge
Account maintenance fee:  Free of charge
Basic charges imposed by the bank
Charge for incoming transfers: Free of charge
Charge for outgoing transfers: Fax: 0,15% of the payment value min.20 USD, max.65 USD (plus SWIFT message charge USD 20)
1% exchange loading on all cross currency payments
Electronic International Payment: USD 35
Charge for cash withdrawals: 1% (from 1000 USD or equivalent in other currency)
From ATM: 2% of the transaction value, 2.99% of transaction value in a currency other than the currency of the card
Charge for cash deposits: 1% (from 1000 USD or equivalent in other currency)
The conditions imposed by the banks regarding the opening of accounts may change from time to time. Therefore, we recommend consultation with the staff of LAVECO LTD., who will be able to provide up-to-date information, before making a final decision on the choice of bank.
Fee charged by LAVECO LTD. for the opening of accounts in Barclays Bank: 850 EUR
Fee for arrangement of bank cards: 200 EUR (up to 4 cards)


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