GlobalBanks helps individuals and businesses open international bank accounts and navigate the international banking world. We do this by using real customer feedback, first-hand account opening experiences, and deep industry expertise. GlobalBanks does not provide any financial, legal, tax, or investment advice.
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What Is GlobalBanks?
GlobalBanks is the most trusted source for actionable account opening information on the internet. Our team combines deep industry knowledge with first-hand experience and direct customer reviews to give you the step-by-step process you need to successfully open accounts.
Plus, if you’re a member of our personalized services GobalBanks Insider or GlobalBanks USA, you immediately tap into our network of hundreds of bankers around the world, receiving direct introductions to the banks you’d like to open accounts with.
Our team’s banking experience spans multiple countries, continents, and areas of responsibility. This has included setting up banks and other financial institutions in multiple jurisdictions, dealing directly with bank regulators, and helping thousands of individuals and business owners to open bank accounts around the world.
Why Does GlobalBanks Exist?
For non-residents, foreign companies, and international entrepreneurs, opening bank accounts can be an agonizing experience. Most banks don’t want them, avoid them, or automatically reject them.
Overall, mainstream banks have a very low tolerance for unconventional, cross-border applicants, which their compliance algorithms immediately flag as suspicious.
This has left those of us that operate across countries with very limited banking options.
For many, it’s an unpleasant game of whack-a-mole. Cobbling together banking solutions, backup accounts, and international-friendly options — while simultaneously combatting changing compliance policies, application rejections, account freezes, and sudden closures.
To make the situation worse, the internet is dominated by dishonest service providers who pressure novices into solutions they don’t need, gurus with zero banking experience pushing quasi-blacklisted jurisdictions, sleazy bank introducers slinging soon-to-be insolvent banks, and poorly informed influencers peddling the latest fintech with the highest commissions.
We experienced this first-hand when searching for new international banks and account opening strategies to support our own needs. We quickly realized there wasn’t a single source of trustworthy information for international banking and account opening on the internet. So, we decided to change that.
And that’s why we worked to create the most objective, unbiased source of information on opening international bank accounts out there. A single platform where you can see all of your options, enabling you to make an informed decision on the best option for you. Where you are the customer. Not the banks.
But don’t take our word for it.
We know that trust has to be earned. So we want to earn your trust by delivering real solutions and showing you what we do.
Explore our blog to find tons of actionable information for free. Things that bankers, lawyers, and service providers will never tell you.
And if you like what you see and would like our help to get started opening accounts, join one of our premium services. There you’ll have access to our full database and premium reports with step-by-step instructions for opening the best bank accounts around the world.
GlobalBanks is 100% independent. We do not accept any compensation from banks or financial institutions.
This allows us to remain completely objective and unbiased in the content we publish. One hundred percent of our revenue comes from product sales and membership subscriptions, which you can view by clicking here.
The GlobalBanks editorial team comprises a group of subject-matter experts from across the banking world, including former bankers, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. All have in-depth knowledge and experience in various aspects of international banking. In particular, they have expertise in banking for foreigners, non-residents, and both foreign and offshore companies.
Below are a few of our experienced contributors who regularly publish content related to their areas of banking expertise.
Ankur is a former banker with Standard Chartered, working with them in Singapore, Hong Kong, and India for over fifteen years. During his time with Standard Chartered he worked across multiple divisions of the bank including Priority Banking, Consumer Banking, Payments, Cash Management, and Service Delivery.
Gianluca is a former banking professional with Ernst & Young. He managed projects involving risk management for their banking division in Italy, working with banks such as Unicredit, BNP Paribas, HypoVereinsbank, and Banca Mediolanum. Prior to this, he worked with both UBI Banca & IW Bank, focusing on the development of banking financial advisory platforms. He is now focused on the intersection of banking and cryptocurrency.
Mart is an international client onboarding specialist. His experience includes six years with a well-known Caribbean offshore bank where he was responsible for screening applications, interviewing applicants, and working directly with bank compliance officers to complete client onboarding. Additionally, Mart has been an onboarding executive for a European fintech platform focused on e-commerce businesses.
Oluwatosin is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with experience in Financial Crime Prevention, AML, KYC, and Customer Management. She was previously a Compliance Analyst with Allied Irish Bank (AIB) in Ireland. Oluwatosin holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management & Financial Services from TU Dublin and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance from Dublin Business School.
Kevin Smith – Head of Customer Success
Kevin is responsible for customer success. This includes supporting members with their requirements, making direct introductions to banks, and helping prospective customers better understand how GlobalBanks can support their needs. Kevin was previously an account manager for an international brokerage and a customer service representative for a London-based research firm.
The GlobalBanks content production process is based on first-hand experiences with the topics we cover.
This includes on-the-ground analysis, branch visits, interviews with qualified experts, conversations with bank representatives, and direct feedback from account holders and applicants.
This process is supplemented by rigorous analysis of each bank’s account opening requirements, fee structures, and specific client eligibility criteria.
Additionally, we use proprietary datasets based on thousands of account opening experiences to understand the specific challenges and opportunities that different jurisdictions and banks present.
Published content is periodically fact-checked and reviewed to ensure the information provided is accurate and up to date. This includes expanding content to include additional expert opinions, user experiences, and updated information. Additionally, when account opening requirements or country-specific information changes, published content is immediately updated to reflect these changes.
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