In order to be eligible for a Foreign Currency account you need to have a Co-operative Bank Sterling current account.
If you already have a Co-operative Sterling account you can download an application form, and post to:
The Co-operative Bank p.l.c
Overseas Financial Services
9 Prescot Street
Alternatively you can call the Foreign Services Team on 08457 558 888^ and we will send you an application form in the post.
You can open an account in the following currencies:
- AUD Australian Dollar
- CAD Canadian Dollar
- CHF Swiss Franc
- DKK Danish Krone
- EUR Euro
- HKD Hong Kong Dollar
- JPY Japanese Yen
- NOK Norwegian Krone
- NZD New Zealand Dollar
- SEK Swedish Krone
- SGD Singapore Dollar
- USD US Dollar
- ZAR South African Rand
We offer two different Foreign currency accounts; each designed to meet the individual needs of our customers:
Reliable and cost effective, our non-interest current account allows you to make and receive payments in foreign currency simply and safely in order to carry out all your day-to-day banking needs.
Our interest paying deposit account allows you to retain the flexibility of a current account, with the added benefit that you can accrue interest on most credit balances.
Facilities for current and deposit accounts:
- Monthly statements
- No minimum balance
- Electronic transfer in branch or by phone
- Transfer between currency and sterling account
- Drafts can be issued
- Cheques and foreign transfers can be paid into account
- Credit interest paid on most currencies (deposit account only)
Credit interest rates can vary from day to day. Foreign currency account interest rates which will apply to your account are provided before you open your account or are available on request from the Foreign Services team.
Charges for our Foreign currency accounts can be found below in the International Banking Tariff.