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How to open a bank account in The Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd

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It is difficult to imagine the world’s financial system without at least one ‘Black Continent’ bank. Please meet Bank Number One in the Republic of South Africa, likewise in the entire region on either side of the equator.
And we first met Standard Bank in December 1997 in the island of Jersey and then again in 2006 in Moscow.
However, in Russia the bank is prepared to consider only very serious proposals (starting from USD 200 million), which they proved by purchasing 30% of shares in the investment company Troika-Dialog in the early 2009

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    Bank's characteristics

    General information and rating

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    Global rating Countrywide rating Countrywide rating of the head bank Global rating of the head bank Credit rating
    185 1 BBB
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    Year of foundation 1862
    History Established 1862. In March 1962 became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank Limited, London, England. In 1970 became a wholly-owned Subsidiary of Standard Bank Investment Corporation Limited (now Standard Bank Group Limited), which in 1987 became wholly South African owned. On June 30, 1995 Standard Merchant Bank Ltd merged into the above
    Bank’s shareholders Standard Bank Group Limited (Johannesburg South Africa) - 100%
    Confidentiality Judicial Cooperation Agreement with Russia is signed; Double Taxation Agreement with Russia is signed

    Minimum requirements

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    Minimum balance, € Transactions permitted per month Initial deposit of funds, € Deadline for the initial deposit, month Minimum turnover, €/year
    N/A N/A N/A N/A
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    Tariffs and services

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    Outcoming transfer, € Incoming transfer, € Account maintenance, €/year Payment limit for credit cards, €/day Funds to be blocked for CC issue, €
    N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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    Distant access to the account Доступны современные (Internet) и традиционные (телефон) способы управления счетом.
    Financial products Предлагает полный спектр финансовых продуктов и услуг.
    Credit/debit cards MasterCard

    Account opening procedure

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    Days to open for incoming transfers Days to open for outcoming transfers References Business description Purpose of the account
    N/A N/A Not necessary Detailed Savings
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    Required Копия загранпаспорта
    Opening procedure and Due Diligence It is possible to open an account without visiting the country where the bank is located; It is possible to open an account without meeting the banker
    Chances to open an account Predictable
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