Offshore Services

Our award-winning international banking service. If you receive funds in foreign currency, have multiple global income sources or business interests abroad, own property abroad, travel frequently, have family studying or working abroad or are looking to diversify your finances, then look no further. When it comes to the safety of your finances, we recommend our offshore services. With a heritage of over 150 years, Standard Bank is one of Africa's largest and most respected financial institutions. Our offshore banking services are located in three offshore centres: Jersey, Isle of Man and Mauritius.

What does it offer you:

  • Have your currency consolidated in one place. 
  • Access your money while you work or travel abroad.
  • You get security against exchange rate fluctuations.
  • You do not pay a foreign currency deposit charge.
  • You get unlimited access to foreign exchange.
  • Fast money movements as no exchange control restrictions exist in the Isle of Man.
  • Certainty and security with the Isle of Man’s Depositors’ Compensation Scheme.


The Optimum account is an international, full-service current account available for you to make safe and secure payments worldwide in multiple currencies.


  • Access to your US Dollars anytime, anywhere. We also offer access to other currencies that you may need.
  • Fast and secure Internet banking makes it easy for you to receive payments from any country in multiple currencies.
  • You get a secure VISA debit card so you have no need to carry large amounts of cash, cheque cards or travellers cheques.
  • There are no account fees, maintenance fees or monthly charges when the minimum balance is maintained.
  • You get interest when your account is in credit.
  • You get access to a range of international services including foreign exchange and deposit savings accounts.

  • Contact your Private Banker
  • Apply online. Click here
  • Talk to us in the Isle of Man by calling +44 (0) 1624 643643. Our lines are open from 8am to 5pm (GMT), Monday to Friday.


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