Offshore Private Banking

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Offshore Private Banking

With offshore private banking, you get the combined benefits of the two most powerful types of accounts in the banking world: offshore and private. 

What sets offshore private banking apart from standard private banking is that it specifically caters to foreign & non-resident clients and is offered from established offshore banking hubs and offshore financial centers.

Use the following articles, written by our team of banking experts, to navigate the best offshore private banking options in the world and find the ones that are best suited to your needs.

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Where Can You Open Offshore Private Bank Accounts?

You can access private banking through a number of offshore banking hubs around the world, including in Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean. 

To help you narrow down your options, we’ve compiled an overview of the top jurisdictions for private banking in each region, the clients they cater to, and special considerations below. But before diving in, here are the key things you should know about offshore private banking.


  • Offshore private banking is best suited to people with international lifestyles
  • If you live, work, & play in a single country there are usually better options
  • Be very selective when choosing your offshore private bank
  • Deposit requirements vary dramatically across jurisdictions
  • Service quality varies dramatically across jurisdictions
  • Not all banks that offer private banking are worthwhile

Remote account opening is an option for most clients, but sometimes requires a much higher deposit

Who Qualifies for Offshore Private Banking?

Offshore private banking is typically reserved for high-net-worth individuals seeking discretionary investment management, Lombard loans, and support for international transactions.

Individuals who are not interested in these services are usually better served by opening checkings accounts with offshore banks in their preferred jurisdictions instead.

With this in mind, individuals who can make the necessary deposit can qualify for accounts with most offshore private banks. 

Of course, there are some exceptions, such as having residency in a blacklisted country, appearing on a watch list, or (in some cases) simply being American. 

Overall, opening an offshore private bank account requires navigating where you are eligible to open accounts, finding the specific bank that matches your objectives, and applying for accounts.

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If you’re exploring offshore private banking, you can use our country specific articles and free resources below to get a better understanding of your options and see if it’s right for you. 

Or if you’re ready to open an offshore private bank account or any other type of international bank account today, we can help you get started in one of two ways…

First, we’ve created a comprehensive account opening platform called GlobalBanks IQ, which provides all of the tools you need to navigate opening private bank accounts offshore—and even do so remotely—in some of the top banking jurisdictions available. 

Or if you’re looking for a more hands on approach, we also have GlobalBanks Insider

GlobalBanks Insider is a done-for-you solution that leverages our team’s expertise, gives you direct one-on-one support, and sets you up with personalized introductions to the best offshore private banks available. 

Both GlobalBanks IQ and GlobalBanks Insider are designed to help you to successfully open accounts with some of the best offshore private banks in the world.


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  • Choose banks in minutes with our international banking database
  • Open accounts with detailed step-by-step instructions
  • Handle banker questions easily with detailed conversation scripts
  • Meet bank requirements (e.g. local address) with proven solutions
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  • Receive lists of banks that accept high-risk & offshore businesses
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Below you’ll find our archive of free resources to assist with account opening. 

This includes detailed articles to help you open accounts in top banking hubs in Asia and free guides explaining how to navigate challenges for specific client types. 

We also share helpful information on how to overcome challenges for specific businesses and individuals.

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We can help you make informed decisions about personal, business, & private banking across Europe, Asia, and the United States. Click here to learn more.

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Offshore Private Banking

Below you’ll find our archive of free resources to assist with account opening. 

This includes detailed articles to help you open accounts in top offshore private banking hubs and free guides explaining how to navigate challenges for specific client types. 

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