Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East
Reload this Page >

Banking in Abu Dhabi

Banking in Abu Dhabi

Old Oct 31st 2008, 11:46 am
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 1
TigerWoods is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Banking in Abu Dhabi

Hi - I've just accepted a job in Abu Dhabi with Big 4 consulting firm. Can anyone suggest the best way to do banking in AB.

It would be good if i could set this up before I go out. I'm with Barclays at the moment, but should I look at other providers, local banks, offshore?

All help appreciated.

Thanks
TigerWoods is offline  
Old Nov 2nd 2008, 4:21 am
  #2  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 242
Tillybean is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Banking in Abu Dhabi

Congratulations on your new job.

I used to work for one of the Big 4 and they had it set up that on the day I joined the firm, a representative from HSBC came and visited and joined me up for a new bank account as this was who they banked with, so it meant I got my salary quicker.

It only took a couple of days to open.

Just so you know, you will not be able to open a bank account without your residency visa and this may take a while to process so you probably wont be able to open anything until you are here and have that visa in your possession.

With regards to off-shore. Contact a Financial Advisor.

Barclays do have offices in Abu Dhabi - but for how much longer is anyones guess. There is also HSBC, Citibank, Royal Bank of Scotland etc etc.
Tillybean is offline  
Old Nov 2nd 2008, 7:05 am
  #3  
Bored liberal
 
Meow's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Over there ----->
Posts: 13,704
Meow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond reputeMeow has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Banking in Abu Dhabi

If you are going to be UK non-resident, you should have an offshore account. Make sure that you complete the correct HMRC forms too.

-
Meow is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.