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Posted by Sadaf_A
on 10 Jul 2023

Since this is such a crucial topic, I thought we could have a thread for people to post their suggestions to new group members looking for such banking experiences in #Dubai / #UAE, especially those who are intending to move from overseas and have several questions before getting hold on to the right bank or considerably a ‘Expat friendly bank’.

While there is no 'one size fits all' approach, there are still many things we consider before choosing a #bank. So please take a moment to share your tips and suggestions, specially for #Expats like me who are planning to relocate ASAP.

Some top factors / drivers I have in mind would be –

Welcome benefits

Minimum balance maintenance

Fees, Charges and Penalties

Salary transfers

ATM Withdrawal Limits

Fees related to check books, debit cards

Oversees transfers (home country)

Branch and ATM locations

Influence by preferences of friends and family

Just a reminder that this is just meant to be a general guide with suggestions and advice are more than welcomed by all here. It will help us ask the right questions and prioritise our needs better.

Thanks in advance to everyone who is willing to share their opinions and thoughts to benefit us all.

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