Multi-currency accounts with cross currency notional pooling

Our multi-currency accounts are an efficient and cost-effective way to manage cash across multiple currencies.

'Notional pooling' means you do not have to buy currencies for short-term funding obligations, so you do not incur extra costs. You can pool balances across selected currency accounts up to a pre-agreed limit. This allows you to make payments in a currency before you receive money in that currency if you have the funds in other accounts.

We pay and charge, credit and debit interest at an agreed rate which varies by currency. Some currencies have a fixed charge.

You can speak to our Relationship Management team for more information or register your interest to become a client.

Our current accounts are ideal for companies with international trading requirements. Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Payment Service Providers (PSPs) that turn over between £5 million and £50 million a year may open a current account with us.

Why choose a BFC Bank current account?

  • Available in up to 20 different currencies
  • Instant access to real-time balances and transaction information
  • Current accounts can be included in multi-currency notional pooling facilities, subject to approval
  • Make and receive electronic payments internationally
  • Carry out foreign exchange transactions
  • Overdrafts and loans for trade related activities (after your account has been active for three months and subject to credit approval)
  • Easy-to-use online portal with the latest bank technology
  • Available exclusively online with telephone support
  • Dedicated Relationship Manager who visits you regularly

Client money is held in a segregated account in the name of your company that includes 'general client money' in its title. This distinguishes it as monies held for one or more of your company's clients and not for your company. The funds may be held in any of the accounts made available by BFC Bank in a nominated currency.

Client money accounts are not allowed to be part of a multi-currency cross currency notional pooling facility and are not allowed to have an overdraft facility, loan or same day exposure.

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We make it clear to Payment Service Providers (PSPs) how our banking fees and Foreign Exchange (FX) charges are calculated. We believe in complete transparency and disclosure of our fees. We always let you know what you pay for.

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