Best Buy – Offshore US Dollar Savings Accounts

  - Compare offshore savings accounts that allow you to make deposits in US dollars, and will pay you interest in that currency too.
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US Dollar Bonus Access Account Issue 3
1.00%
Includes a BonusSee Details
None US$25000 Details...  


International Saver 196
1.00%
196 Day US$25000 Details...  


Offshore Saver 96
0.75%
96 Day US$25000 Details...  

International Bonus Saver Account
0.70%
Inc 0.30% bonus for 12 months
None US$100000 Details...
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Investec Horizon
0.55%
90 Day US$50000 Details...  


Direct Reserve
0.25%
32 Day US$75000 Details...  
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Last Updated: Wednesday 23 April 2014 19:28

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What are offshore US dollar savings accounts? 

A US dollar savings account is simply an account that lets you make deposits and earn interest in dollars. You can open savings accounts denominated in US dollars from some UK banks and building societies, with most offshore banks offering this too.

Who might open an offshore US dollar account? 

  • US nationals living and working in the UK or abroad
  • Those who own properties or business in the US
  • Those paid in US dollars

The big advantage of having a US dollar savings account is that your currency isn’t converted. So if you are paid in US dollars, you don’t have to pay foreign exchange charges, or risk losing out if the exchange rate isn’t favourable with the country you are living in.

Depositor protection schemes in crown dependencies

Funds kept offshore don't fall under the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme, even if your bank is a subsidiary of a UK bank or building society. Depending on where the bank is licenced you might be protected by a scheme in that jurisdiction.


Gibraltar
100% of the total of all qualifying deposits up to a maximum of €100,000 via the Gibraltar Deposit Guarantee Scheme.

Guernsey
First £50,000 per individual claimant per licensed institution via the Guernsey Banking Deposit Compensation Scheme.


Isle of Man

Depositors' compensation scheme (DCS) that compensates up to £50,000 of net deposits per individual depositor.

Jersey
Depositor's Protection Scheme. Individual depositors are protected up to £50,000 per person per Jersey Banking Group.

Find out where an offshore bank is registered, and the relevant compensation scheme in our depositor protection scheme guide.

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