Diaspora Accounts

Diaspora Banking encompasses a portfolio of products and services specially designed for Non Resident Nigerians.

Opening a UBA Diaspora Account abroad is very easy

Diaspora Banking is a unique banking service designed to meet the banking needs of Nigerians living abroad

Save small, win Big!

Save Small, Win Big in the #UBAWiseSavers promo. You can be one of our lucky winners in the next draw which holds in April. All you need to do is save N10,000 every month for 3 months or N30,000 at the beginning of the quarter to qualify for the draw.

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Everywhere you go!

Once the new Diaspora account is funded with a minimum of $100, £100, €100 or N50,000 for a one-month period, the reward sum of N5,000 will be automatically credited into your account and you will receive an instant alert.

The more accounts you refer successfully, the more pay you will get. Opening a UBA Diaspora Account abroad is very easy: Download the UBA Video Banking App on

 

 

Diaspora Savings Account

We have unique savings accounts for the Nigerians living abroad

  • Minimum opening balance of ₦20,000
  • Minimum operating balance of ₦20,000
  • Allows payment orders to third parties
  • Internet banking access
  • Attractive interest rate
  • E-mail/SMS alerts on account (e-mail alert is free while SMS alert is at a token)
  • Access Debit MasterCard or Visa Cards available on request
  • Option of a Nominee Resident Joint Signatory in Nigeria (eg. spouse, parent, etc)
  • Minimum opening/operating balance of ₦20,000
  • Forfeit interest after more than three withdrawals
  • E-mail/SMS alerts on account (e-mail alert is free while SMS alert is at a token)
  • Access Debit MasterCard or Visa Cards available on request and at a token

Diaspora Domiciliary Account

This is opened as Domiciliary Accounts. It is offered to corporate companies that has minimum of 51% shares holdings by Nigerian(s).
  • Opening balance of 100USD, 80EUR or 70GBP
  • Minimum operating balance of 100USD, 80EUR or 70GBP
  • Interest payable on account balance of 1000USD, 800EUR or 700GBP and above
  • Foreign cheques/instruments can be credited into the account
  • Allows third party withdrawals across the counter via non-clearing cheques
  • Withdrawal & transfer charge of 0.5% + VAT on amount withdrawn or transferred
  • Compulsory Swift communication charge of 25USD, 20EUR or 15GBP
  • E-mail/SMS alerts on account (e-mail alert is free while SMS alert is at a token
  • Access Debit MasterCard or Visa Cards available on request
  • Opening balance of 100USD, 80EUR or 70GBP
  • Minimum operating balance of 100USD, 80EUR or 70GBP
  • Interest payable on account balance of 1000USD, 800EUR or 700GBP and above
  • Withdrawal & transfer charge of 0.5% + VAT on amount withdrawn or transferred
  • Swift communication charge of 25USD, 20EUR or 15GBP

 

 

Diaspora Current Account

Take the first step towards managing your money better.
There is a UBA Current account suitable for you.

  • No minimum operating balance
  • Allows payment orders to third parties
  • Internet banking access
  • Personalized cheque booklets
  • Access Debit MasterCard or Visa Dual Currency Debit Cards available on request
  • Option of a Nominee resident Joint Signatory in Nigeria (eg. spouse, parent, etc)
  • Access to credit facilities
  • Minimum opening balance of ₦50,000
  • No minimum operating balance

Requirements

  • Completion of Domiciliary account opening form or Online account completion
  • 2 passport photographs
  • Proof of source of funds - Recent payslip, Work ID, Letter of reference from current bankers, business registration documents if self employed. For Student, Admission and registration documents from school
  • Proof of address - Utility bill not exceeding last 2 months, last 6 months bank statement
  • Proof of identification - Drivers license, International passport, Resident permit/Work permit
  • Completion of indemnity form
  • Attestation of all requisite documents by any of the following; Notary Public, Nigerian Embassy, UBA staff or Customer's bank

 

 

Benefits

  • Easy and cheaper way for home remittances for Domiciliary account holders
  • Account serves as a major savings for Domiciliary account holders
  • Access to MasterCard or Visa Dual Currency Debit Card (DCDC)
  • Check balances only; via U-Direct (for Domiciliary account)
  • Account can be used to settle payments for eligible transactions at home & abroad using UBA Direct internet banking
  • Interest Rate of 0.1% on the foreign currency denominated account and 3.6% on the Naira account
  • Free network transactions across all UBA branches in Nigeria

Fees/Charges

  • Zero charge Diaspora Banking Savings Account
  • 0.5% + VAT charge on amount withdrawn or transferred in Domiciliary Account

Interest Rates

  • Negotiable interest rate on Domiciliary Current Account
  • 4.2% pa interest payable on Savings Account
  • 0.1% pa or more interest payable on Domiciliary Account with balance of 1000USD, 800EUR or 700GBP & above