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#1 Aug 2nd, 2005, 23:24
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Hi
Does anyone know of a bank that would let me if necessary open an account in the UK and transfer funds using the internet to a branch in Goa? I am not of Indian origin and am not married to an Indian.
Many thanks
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If the bank has branches in India and have an online system, would you really need to "transfer money to a branch in goa"? Could you not just go into a branch in Goa and withdraw the money from your account?
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Icici

ICICI Bank UK Ltd.
21 Knightsbridge
London SW1X 7LY
U.K.
Tel: + 44 207 201 1000
Fax: + 44 207 201 1046 / 1048


The advertise "NRI Services", but might be able to help you anyway.
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Bank of Baroda has the largest network of branches in the UK.
http://www.bankofbaroda.com/uk.asp
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Foreigners opening bank accounts in India is tough. Best bet is probably to go to one of the big internationals like HSBC or Citibank and ask. FWIW, you can't easily just transfer funds among currencies in different countries (pounds to rupees), even if it's nominally within the same bank (like Citi).

You can, however, access your cash from an ATM in India regardless of your home bank. Your pounds get converted and rupees pour out of the machine.
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Merchant, these days the RBI has allowed all banks in India to accept new accounts from foreigners on a tourist visa. The stipulation is that the account can be only opened for 6 months maximum.
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Wow. Who knew? I'm glad the banking sector is loosening up.
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Originally Posted by GoanCanuck Bank of Baroda has the largest network of branches in the UK.


Just a question for anyone......Is the BOB (as we newcomers call the Bank of Baroda!) as good as CITI, ICICI etc. ..... I am wondering....CITI, ICICI HSCB seem to have branches all over the world, well...many countries.

I mean with respect to variety of services available for overseas residents, transfer of funds between countries, credit cards, ATM services etc.
I find the ICICI, CITI websites userfriendly plus both these banks are advertising heavily on the North American channels (cable network)...

Just happy to be here.........
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Bank of baroda in my experience is better than ICICI. They have better service and many of their branches in India are open from 8am to 8pm.
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Originally Posted by GoanCanuck Bank of baroda in my experience is better than ICICI. They have better service and many of their branches in India are open from 8am to 8pm.


Txs, GCanuck.....8to8, hmmm.
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Love the Canara Bank

I have read of a number of complaints about the CITI Bank in India for fees and so called 'promotions', seems like they tend to play it hard.

I Love the Canara Bank.
This was a large notice I saw inside the branch where I have had an account since 1993, (heh heh)

Super(e)lative Service
Every visitor on our premises is someone's father, mother, brother or sister.
Every person should be treated like we would like our parents, brother or sister to be treated whenever they visit our premises.
Whatever the purpose of their visit attend to them in a manner that says ‘WE CARE'.
Practice 'Kin' banking in our premises, it is only then that 'relationship banking' will find its true expression.
It is only the that every customer will treat Canara Bank as a member of their family.
Let us extend this 'family' culture and show that we are a bank with a difference.

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