DBS Expatriate Programme, providing tailor-made expat financial products

DBS bank
DBS Bank Limited, formerly known as The Development Bank of Singapore Limited, was initially established in 1968 by the government to finance industrial activities. The bank has grown to become the largest South East Asian bank in terms of assets. The bank is also one of the region's market leaders in offering financial services such as consumer banking, asset management, treasury and markets, and equity and fund raising services in both Singapore and Hong Kong.

DBS has also won notable banking awards, including the “Safest Bank in Asia” by Globe Finance from 2009 until 2015 for having having one of the strongest capital positions in the region. It has also won awards for having a strong brand presence, offering top-notch customer services, being the best bank, and being a leader in retail banking services among other important banking awards.

The bank boasts of operations in 18 markets, where it has over 280 branches and more than 1000 ATMs in about 50 cities. Banking services offered by DBS Bank also include Islamic banking, expat banking, internet banking, as well as mobile banking. DBS Bank also offers mortgages, trading services, and investment services such as unit trusts, structured investments and other retail and corporate financial products. Additionally, the institution also offers what it calls the DBS Expatriate Programme, through which it caters to the unique needs of its expat/foreign clients through tailor-made financial products.

1. Do they provide online banking?

2. Do they have an English website?
Yes. Also english speaking staff.

3. What's the required minimum amount to open a checking account?
No minimum deposit required during account opening. Deposits can be made using SGD (Singapore dollar), AUD, CAD, CNH, EUR, HKD, JPY, NZD, NOK, GBP, SEK, THB, and USD.

4. What's the required minimum to open a savings account?
No initial deposit required to open account. Deposits can be made using SGD (Singapore dollar), AUD, CAD, CNH, EUR, HKD, JPY, NZD, NOK, GBP, SEK, THB, and USD.

5. Which countries do they operate in?
Singapore, India, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Taiwan

6. Do they issue debit cards?

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