Digital bank solutions in 2021

For multinational Clients who need a fast multicurrency corporate bank account solution, Healy Consultants Group PLC recommends opening a digital bank account. Within one month, bank account numbers will typically be secured. Our one-time fee for this fast payment solution is €3,850.

A digital bank is an online banking platform with a financial institution and depository regulatory license. The financial institution is licensed to i) offer multicurrency corporate current and deposit bank account, ii) an e-banking platform to make outgoing funds transfers and iii) issue corporate visa debit and credit cards.

Digibanks do not have their own SWIFT or IBAN. Instead, customers’ funds are usually stored in segregated corporate bank account in a top-tier conventional bank, such as a UK or EU clearing bank. For example, it will be HSBC, Barclays or a bank from the SEPA group. In some countries, Clients’ funds are protected by government deposit insurance schemes, but in most countries, the funds are not protected by the government.

Before recommending a digibank to our multinational Clients, Healy Consultants Group PLC will complete detailed Know Your Bank due diligence to safeguard their funds. Below is a table of international digital banks options in different countries.

NoQuestionOption 1Option 2Option 3Option 4
1.Location of digital bankUKUSAGermanyIreland
2.Regulatory license from which authority?FCAOCCBaFinCentral Bank
3.Quality of e-banking platformVery goodExcellentVery goodVery good
4.Quality of customer serviceSatisfactoryVery goodVery goodExcellent
5.Customer funds held with which top-tier bank?BarclaysDiscover BankAxos BankBOI
6.Government deposit insurance (how much?)£85,000US$250,000€100,000€100,000
7.How long has digital bank been in existence?Since 2015Since 2016Since 2013Since 2019
8.Number of staff at digital bank?2,0001,0001,500500
9.How many customers does the bank have in 2021?15M300,0007M100,000
10.Multicurrencies available?YesYesYesYes

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For additional information on our international banking services, please contact our in-house country expert, Mr. Simon Guidecoq, directly:
client relationship officer - Simon