ICICI Bank launches Global Indian Account facility

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Mumbai, Apr 4 (UNI) Targetting students and other Indians going abroad, India's second largest Bank, ICICI Bank today launched an innovative ''Global Indian Account'' to address the comprehensive banking needs of Indians moving overseas, Launched by its brand ambassador ShahRukh Khan here today, the new account would enable bank customers have a hassle-free banking experience abroad. Prior to departure, the customers would be provided with a bank kit comprising the host country bank account, debit card and itnernet banking deliverables, subject to regulatory requirement, ICICI Bank executive Director Sonjoy Chatterjee told newsmen here today.

''We are leveraging on our international presence to offer a seamless banking service to Indians moving oveseas with access to local banking facilities from the time they enter that country,'' he said, adding that initially the facility would be available for those moving to the US, UK and Canada for work, study or immigration.

He said customers would have the opportunity to complete the documentation required for the host country account in India itself.

Along with this account, they would also get a non-resident rupee account in India which would facilitate instant money transfers between their host country account and their India account. This would help them manage their Indian banking requirements when away from India.

Mr Chatterjee said the bank would also target salary account customers in big companies such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro.

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