How to Open Domiciliary Account with Access Bank

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The need for a domiciliary account has skyrocketed with the everyday increase in dollars. Like other banks in Nigeria, Access Bank offers a domiciliary account to freelancers and business owners. This account allows you to send and receive foreign currency like the dollar, euros, yen, and more.

Opening a domiciliary account can be stressful if you don’t know the exact requirements and how to go about it. In this guide, you will learn how to open a domiciliary account with Access Bank and the requirements for opening one.

I’ll also help you decide which Access Bank domiciliary account option is best for you or your business.

Features and Benefits of Access Bank Domiciliary Account

A domiciliary account with Access Bank allows you to manage your day-to-day financial affairs from the comfort of your home too.

Here are the features and benefits of opening a domiciliary account in Access Bank

  • Minimum opening balance of 100 USD/ £/€
  • Access to cash in your account through POS and ATMs
  • Viewing account information and transactions online from anywhere 
  • Allows direct debit instructions
  • International visa cards upon request
  • Payment orders are available upon request.
  • No cash withdrawal charges.

Access to a wide range of other products, including investment, loans, and savings opportunities.

Types of Domiciliary Account in Access Bank

There are two types of domiciliary account in Access Bank

  1. Current Domiciliary Account
  2. Saving Domiciliary account

Current Domiciliary Account

From the comfort of your home and business, you can carry out local and international transactions with this domiciliary account. Making it the best account for business owners

Features of Acess Current Dom Account

  • Opening balances of $100, £100 and €100
  • There is no account maintenance fee
  • No minimum balance required
  • There is no restriction on number of withdrawals
  • Availability of a chequebook
  • Different variants of Debit Card based on customer’s preference

Benefits of Acess Current Dom Account

  • Access to loan for qualified customers at very competitive rates
  • Accessing your account remotely 
  • Flexible account opening requirements
  • Debit card users have access to cash at any time, anywhere

Requirements to Open a Current Domiciliary Account with Access Bank

A Current Domiciliary Account is usually opened by business owners for their businesses

  1. 2 Passport photographs
  2. 2 references; the references must bank with Access Bank and also own a domiciliary account
  3. Valid ID of each signatory
  4. Passport photographs of your signatories 
  5. Means of address verification
  6. Certificate of Incorporation / Business Registration for your business 
  7. A search report, as applicable, showing the history of your business 

Savings Domiciliary Account

Savings Domiciliary Account allows users to save in foreign currency while earning interest, making it the best account for freelancers and students.

Features of Acess Savings Dom Account

  • Opening balance and daily balance of 20 [$, £,€]
  • There is no monthly maintenance charge on the account
  • $10 issuance of debit card
  • A free debit card for Dom Plus
  • Interest rate of 0.1% and 0.2% p.a. but paid monthly

Benefits of Acess Savings Dom Account

  • Flexible account opening requirements
  • Remote access to your bank account using various channel platforms
  • There is no monthly maintenance charge on the account
  • Provision of account information via SMS or email alerts

A Savings Domiciliary Account has only one restriction: No cheque deposit is allowed

Requirements to Open a Savings Domiciliary Account with Access Bank

A Savings Domiciliary Account is usually opened by freelancers 

  1. Filled out application to open an account
  2. A passport photo
  3. Legitimate forms of identification, such as a national ID card or driver’s license.
  4. utility bill or evidence of residency.
  5. minimal balance of $100, £100 or €100

How to open an Access Bank domiciliary account

  1. Visit any Access Bank Branch near you with the above documents
  2. Walk up to a customer care and ask for domiciliary account form 
  3. Complete and submit the application form provided in the bank
  4. Submit all the required documents
  5. Make a deposit of $100, £100 or €100 to your new domiciliary account 
  6. Your account will be ready for use in approximately 48 to 72 hours

Access Bank Dom Account – Final Thoughts

It’s easy to open a domiciliary account with Access Bank. Just remember to have your paperwork in order. Collect the requirements for a Current Domiciliary Account if it’s for your business. Choose the Savings Domiciliary Account requirements if you’re a freelancer.

Get the domiciliary account form by going to any Access Bank location. Less than 48 hours will pass before your account is ready to use. Then, get ready to take advantage of all the wonderful benefits that come with owning an Access Bank domiciliary account!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

How many Dom account options does Access Bank offer?

Access Bank offers two domiciliary account options: a Current Domiciliary Account and a Savings Domiciliary Account 

Who is Suitable to Open an Access Bank Domiciliary Account?

Freelancers, business owners, and all individuals of different classes can open a domiciliary account with Access Bank.

How long does it take to get a domiciliary account and start using it?

It takes approximately 48 to 72 hours to activate a Domiciliary account with Access Bank, and you can start withdrawing and receiving foreign currencies as soon as the account is active.

How much do I need to open a domiciliary account with Access Bank?

There is only a minimum of $100, £100, and Euro 100 opening balances.

Can I receive dollars in my Access Bank naira account?

Receiving dollars in an Access Bank naira account is possible, but it comes with a lot of charges. To receive dollars, opening a domiciliary account with Access Bank is advisable 

What is the minimum balance for an Access Bank domiciliary account?

$100, £100 is the minimum opening balance for Access Bank, with a zero minimum daily balance.

Is There a Monthly Maintenance Fee Charged on the Domiciliary Account?

Yes, only a 0.5% charge is made.

Can Domiciliary Customers Transfer Money from their Domiciliary Accounts with Access Bank to Other Beneficiaries in Nigeria?

Yes, using the Access Bank electronic banking platform and Internet banking, money can be sent from your domiciliary account to other beneficiaries who have Access Bank accounts and also beneficiaries who have accounts with other banks.

Can I pick up Cash in US Dollars? 

Yes, cash can be picked up in US dollars or any other currencies at any Access Bank branch. When going to pick up cash at the bank, you must take along a means of identification like an international passport, BVN or a driver’s license.

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