Opening a numbered account. Numbered accounts are usually not as easy to open. They typically require that you physically go to the bank in Switzerland. They also typically require an initial deposit of at least $100,000 and cost about $300 per year or more to maintain.
Accordingly, are offshore bank accounts illegal?
Despite what you may hear, offshore banking is completely legal. It's not about tax evasion or other illegal activities. It's simply about legally diversifying your political risk by putting your liquid savings in sound, well-capitalized institutions where they are treated best.
Can you transfer your money to another country?
A bank teller can help you set up many other transfer services, including wire transfers to another bank, state or country. If you're looking to transfer funds to an account at a different financial institution, you'll need the account number you'd like to send money to, and the bank's routing number.
What is an offshore banking unit?
An offshore banking unit (OBU) is a bank shell branch, located in another international financial center (or, in the case of India, a Special Economic Zone). Offshore banking units (OBUs) make loans in the Eurocurrency market, when they accept deposits from foreign banks and other OBUs.