Global Currency Account

  • Earn daily interest on foreign currency


A chequeing account that lets you choose from 10 major foreign currencies and rewards you with daily interest.


Available in 10 foreign currencies

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Enjoy the speed and convenience

of a three-day cheque clearing system for Global Currency Account held in US dollars

Overdraft facilities are secured

against one's foreign currency deposits with the UOB Group

Earn daily interest rates on your account balances for selected currencies.


US Dollar, Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Euro, Canadian Dollar, Japanese Yen, British Pound, Swiss Franc, Hong Kong Dollar and Chinese Renminbi (Offshore).


Fees & Requirements

Currency Initial deposit
and minimum average daily balance
Minimum balance fee*
US Dollar USD 1,000 USD10
British Pound GBP 650 GBP7
Euro Dollar EUR 900 EUR 9
Australian Dollar AUD 1,700 AUD 17
Canadian Dollar CAD 1,700 CAD 16
New Zealand Dollar NZD 2,000 NZD 20
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 7,800 HKD 80
Japanese Yen JPY 150,000 JPY 1,500
Swiss Franc CHF 1,500 CHF 15
Chinese Renminbi (Offshore) CNH 5,000 CNH 50

* The minimum balance fee is applicable when the account’s average daily balance for the month falls below the minimum average daily balance.

  • You must be at least 21 years old (Singaporean / Permanent Resident or Non-Singaporean)
  • Non-residents who wish to open an account will require an introducer

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Deposit Insurance Scheme

Providing limited compensation to selected eligible deposits

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Deposit Insurance Scheme:
Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors and monies and deposits denominated in Singapore dollars under the Supplementary Retirement Scheme are insured by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation, for up to S$75,000 in aggregate per depositor per Scheme member by law. Monies and deposits denominated in Singapore dollars under the CPF Investment Scheme and CPF Retirement Sum Scheme are aggregated and separately insured up to S$75,000 for each depositor per Scheme member. Foreign currency deposits, dual currency investments, structured deposits and other investment products are not insured.

Please refer to UOB Insured Deposit Register for a list of UOB accounts/ products that are covered under the Scheme.