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1Saving Account in US Dollar Empty Saving Account in US Dollar Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:41 pm

Light of Hope


Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
Has any of you thought of investing some money in USD? I want to buy some US dollars, about 5% of my total investment portfolio.

Does any of you know a USD savings account that I could deposit and withdraw in USD again? Most of the banks that offer USD account does not allow you to withdraw in USD again, instead you will be given SLR for the current exchange rate. Even any other way that would meet my requirement. Just that I don't wanna buy USD and keep it in a safe, without any interest gain (even when the interest is low).

any information in this regard would be appreciated.

2Saving Account in US Dollar Empty Re: Saving Account in US Dollar Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:06 pm

nalaka_sg


Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics
actually if you open NRFC Acc ,you could able to withdraw US$ with valid reason (going abroad or travel etc).
anyway investing in US$ ? i dont think it is good option.may be buy commodities. gold silver etc.(but now gold is all time high Question )

3Saving Account in US Dollar Empty Re: Saving Account in US Dollar Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:15 pm

Antonym

Antonym
Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
It is possible if you are employed overseas or have returned to Sri Lanka after working abroad. The best product offered by banks is SFIDA (Special Foreign Investment Deposit Account).

Even if you are residing in SL, you can open a Resident Foreign Currency Account with money received from abroad.

But you probably can't withdraw US currency notes unless you provide a valid reason, with proof. Otherwise, they will only give you LKR at the prevailing rate.

4Saving Account in US Dollar Empty Re: Saving Account in US Dollar Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:03 pm

godswen

godswen
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
Senior Manager - Equity Analytics
You can open a RFC account in Sampath Bank.

For savings they pay 2% pa
For FD they pay 2.5% pa (3months I think)

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