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Frequently asked questions


FNB Channel Islands Account FAQ

Where can I find my account number?


Your account number can be found when you log in to your Online Banking profile under 'My Bank Accounts', or on your account statement. Alternatively, you can phone the FNB Channel Islands Service Suite.

Is interest earned from FNB Channel Islands taxable?


Please check the laws of the country(ies) in which you are a tax resident for the tax treatment of interest earned or consult your tax practitioner for more information.

Leading-edge thinking


There are many reasons why Guernsey was chosen as a natural destination for FNB's suite of offshore banking options. Backed by sound regulation and banking practices, Guernsey remains one of the world's leading financial centres. As an FNB Channel Islands client, you can expect the same leading-edge thinking when it comes to your offshore banking portfolio.

With FNB Channel Islands, you get the benefit of a bank that is constantly innovating, evolving and taking advantage of new opportunities, but with tried and tested banking structures and strategies.

Convenient + accessible


Experience a world of convenience with offshore banking via our digital platforms. You can view and transact on your FNB Channel Islands accounts at any time, from anywhere in the world, by logging onto your online banking profile through www.fnbci.co.uk.

Deposit Compensation Scheme


FNB Channel Islands is a participant in the Guernsey Banking Deposit Compensation Scheme. The Scheme offers protection for 'qualifying deposits' up to £50,000, subject to certain limitations. The maximum total amount of compensation is capped at £100,000,000 in any 5 year period. Full details are available on the Scheme's at website www.dcs.gg or on request.

About us


Welcome to FNB Channel Islands

Having a transactional partner with the skills and experience to guide you and your wealth as you journey offshore is essential. If you are seeking to save and transact purely offshore, FNB Channel Islands, the Guernsey branch of FirstRand Bank Limited, offers a full suite of transactional and savings accounts.

Who we are


Transact from a home away from home

FNB Channel Islands is the Guernsey Branch of FirstRand Bank Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstRand Limited, and one of the largest financial institutions on the African continent.

FirstRand Bank Limited is listed on the Johannesburg and Namibian Stock Exchanges, provides a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate and investment banking services across Africa, and offers niche products in certain international markets.

There are many reasons why Guernsey was chosen as a natural destination for FNB's suite of offshore banking options. Backed by sound regulation and banking practices, Guernsey remains one of the world's leading financial centres. As an FNB Channel Islands client, you can expect the same leading-edge thinking when it comes to your offshore banking portfolio.

 

Benefits of banking with FNB Channel Islands


Leading-edge thinking

Highly developed business support structures makes it quick and easy to carry out business

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Convenient + accessible

View and transact on your FNB Channel Islands accounts at any time, from anywhere in the world

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Deposit Compensation Scheme

Compensation in the event that a Licensed Bank is unable to repay its depositors

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Joining us made easy


FNB Channel Islands

Qualifying criteria

You need to be 18 years or older

How to get it

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Other ways to apply

FNB Channel Islands

  • UK (international):
    +44 148 174 8138
  • SA (local):
    087 730 6010
  • SA (international):
    +2711 369 1500
  • Contact your Private Banker
  • Not an existing FirstRand customer? Please contact the FNB Channel Islands Service Suite for more information

Documents needed

  • South African ID (for SA citizens) or smart ID card
  • Proof of residence (not older than 3 months)
  • Completed application form
  • Completed Source of Wealth Document

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Joint account application forms:

New Account/Additional Joint account holder

Removal of Joint account holder/ Account closure/ Account suspension