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muzz369


Joined: 02/08/2009
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Message Posted:
02/08/2009 22:34

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New member....need a safe and respected bank to open up a bank account....in view of buying property in cyprus...must be able to open account on line. Or through a bank in london.....



orangekazzie



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02/08/2009 22:41

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Hi Muzz369



unless things have changed over the past 6 - 7 years then you can't open a bank account in TRNC without a signed copy of your Contract for the purchase of your property or if you plan to rent a copy of the Lease.



I think you can open an account with HSBC and also Turkbank in London but couldn't swear to it. I don't think you can open an account on line.



Karen



TimothyCadman


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02/08/2009 23:30

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Orangekazzie,

We never had any problem opening an account in the banks we used in the TRNC. The only documentation we had to show was our passport.



Muzz369,

Only Turkbank in London can open you an account that will give you access to your funds in the TRNC. Otherwise it will have to be a trip to the TRNC do it in person. Although the banks have Internet Access they don't open accounts online. The process is straight forward and you will see an English speaking rep.



Concept2


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02/08/2009 23:48

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Can now open a bank account in HSBC in the UK. Look on HSBC international web site or phone them.

They sent me forms which i filled in took them to my local HSBC bank to have them stamped. All i needed was ID and proof of my home address. There is a charge of 100.



andrew4232



Joined: 04/07/2009
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03/08/2009 00:20

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bloody hell 100 thats nice work if you can get it have they any jobs going ?



eager


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03/08/2009 00:42

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You can open an account in NC online with Creditwest, They will send you a international transfer form to fill in to include a copy of your passport. Did it and so have hundreds of others too. Email them , so easy.



Stewart


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03/08/2009 09:10

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Hi



I opened an account with the HSBC in the uk and in Kyrenia ( you need property / address in NC and the uk )



ensure you open an ON-LINE account with both.



You can then transfer money between the accounts for about 7.00..within a couple of hours.



Unless you have a spare 50k...in which case open a PREMIER account with them....all transfers are then free



ps with the on-line account you can exchange your money to ytl / gbp and visa versa on line.



hope this helps



jaxgilbert


Joined: 03/08/2009
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03/08/2009 14:08

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Hi



I opened an account on-line with Credit West - a guy called Nesrin, very helpful. nesrin.argun@creditwestbank.com. Luckily I have a scanner so was able to scan over my passport and he set it all up for me. Its 500 to open an account.



Regards



Jax



scruff


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03/08/2009 15:53

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Actually jaxgilbert, Nesrin at Creditwest is a very nice young lady.



flightholiday


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03/08/2009 17:05

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Jax Msg 8 - The 500 GBP - was that an account opening charge or a deposit that you can withdraw?



Stewart


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Message Posted:
03/08/2009 17:35

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Hi..no charge at the HSBc///just a couple of pounds / ytl in your account



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