Personal Banking

Opening an account

The branch serves the so-called "accredited investors" as defined in the Rulebook of the Central Bank of Bahrain. Hence, large Corporates and High Net-Worth Individuals are the targeted group of clients for its services.

• Individuals holding financial assets (either singly or jointly with their spouse) of USD 1,000,000 or more;

• Companies, partnerships, trusts or other commercial undertakings, which have financial assets available for investment of not less than USD 1,000,000; or

• Governments, supranational organisations, central banks or other national monetary authorities, and state organisations whose main activity is to invest in financial instruments (such as state pension funds).

• And retail investors who voluntarily elect to be treated as an accredited investor who cannot benefit from the specific protections granted to retail investors.

On the other hand, for the branch to be able to undertake transactions denominated in Bahraini Dinar and/or with a resident of the Kingdom of Bahrain, these transactions must be "wholesale" in nature. Wholesale transactions are defined in terms of transaction size (broadly, BD 7 million or more for a credit or deposit transaction, and US$ 100,000 or more for an investment transaction).

The remittances through these accounts, are subject to the tariff of fees and commissions of the branch.

For opening an account;

The required information

• Full legal name and any other names used,
• Full permanent address (i.e. the residential address of the customer; a post office box is insufficient),
• Date and place of birth,
• Nationality,
• Passport number (if the customer is a passport holder),
• CPR or Iqama number (for residents of Bahrain or GCC states),
• Telephone/fax number and email address (where applicable),
• Occupation or public position held (where applicable),
• Employer's name and address (if self-employed, the nature of the self-employment),
• Type of account, and nature and volume of anticipated business dealings with the conventional bank licensee,
• Signature of the customer(s) , and
• Source of funds.

The required documents

(At least one of the copies of the identification documents mentioned in (a) and (b) below must include a clear photograph of the customer)
• A current valid official original identification document (e.g. birth certificate, passport, CPR or Iqama),
• A recent utility bill, bank statement or similar statement from another licensee or financial institution, or some form of official correspondence or official documentation card, such as CPR, from a public/governmental authority, or a tenancy agreement.

For more information on opening an account or on the tariff of fees and commissions of the branch, please send an email to or call  +973 17 549 212.

Demand Deposit

This service is provided only to those who have time deposit or loan accounts with the branch.

Time Deposit

The minimum transaction values in three major currencies, set for time deposit accounts are shown below. Please send an email to or call  +973 17 549 212 for the current interest rates or for further information.

TRY 250.000.-

EUR 250.000.-

USD 250.000.-

Investment Account

Unfortunately, the branch does not provide service in this category yet.

Consumer Loans

Unfortunately, the branch does not provide service in this category yet.

Foreign Exchange

For information, please send an email to or call +973 17 549 212.​