ICICI Bank UK PLC offers bank account in UK for Indian students
Mumbai: ICICI Bank UK PLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICICI Bank Limited, offers a bank account to the Indian students aspiring to study in the UK called, ‘HomeVantage Current Account’ (HVCA). It is specially designed to meet every student’s banking needs in the UK. The account comes with a VISA debit card which can be used anywhere in the world.
• Indian students can instantly open the account digitally before reaching UK
• They can activate internet banking, mobile banking and debit card in India itself
• The physical debit card will be sent to the correspondence address in India or UK
Students can open the account, which is equivalent to savings account in India, digitally and instantly while they are still in India. They can do so online or through ICICI Bank UK iMobile app, without visiting an ICICI Bank branch. Once the account is opened, they can activate internet banking, mobile banking and debit card. The physical debit card is delivered to their address in India or UK, as per their preference.
ICICI Bank India has built an ecosystem to support students moving to UK, which can help them with all their banking requirements. Students can avail education loan, travel card, bank accounts, and money transfer to UK or vice versa through one touch point.
Pratap Singh, Head Retail Banking, ICICI Bank UK PLC said, “ICICI Bank UK has been serving the Indian diaspora for more than a decade with a range of personal, business and corporate banking services. We understand the unique banking requirements of students coming to the UK for further education and endeavour to make banking effortless for them. The digital account opening facility helps the Indian students with smooth onboarding to the UK bank account while they are still in India. The ‘HomeVantage Current Account’ and the VISA debit card helps them to take care of their day-to-day banking requirements in the UK. Students and their parents in India have a strong connect with ICICI Bank. We look forward to serving the needs of the students while they study in the UK, and their parents in India for facilitating their overseas banking needs in a convenient, safe and secure manner.”