Third currency account

Grow and diversify in a currency you trust. Now you can easily manage some of the world’s strongest currencies.

Withdraw in PHP/3rds

Choose between withdrawing your money in PHP or your chosen foreign currency.

Passbook Savings

Keep track of your dollar transactions using your Security Bank passbook.

No Dormancy Charge

Leave your foreign currency for as long as you like, without any dormancy fee!

Easy Account Opening

Open a foreign currency account in any of our 200+ branches!

What is third currency?

Our Third Currency accounts are non-interest bearing savings accounts that keep your foreign currency safe and secure. They can be opened using the following legal tenders:

  • European Dollar (EUR)
  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
  • Singapore Dollar (SGD)
  • Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Chinese Yuan (CNY/RMB)
  • Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • British Pound (GBP)

Foreign exchange rate

3rd Currency Forex Buying Selling
EUR to PHP P56.751 P61.169
HKD to PHP P6.548 P7.203
SGD to PHP P39.118 P43.449
AUD to PHP P36.541 P40.001
CAD to PHP P38.9 P42.15
CNY to PHP P7.676 P8.314
JPY to PHP P0.395 P0.4324
KRW to PHP P0.0413 P0.0457

*Rates as of January 27, 2023 | 08:47 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements for opening a bank account

  • For Resident Citizen, Non-resident Citizen, and Resident Alien
    1 primary valid ID or 2 secondary valid IDs. Click here for the list of valid IDs
  • For Non-resident Alien
    Passport or Alien Certification of Registration (ACR) I – Card

How do I apply?

2

Wait for the confirmation for an online video call appointment.

3

Accomplish online video call to finalize the application.

We've made it easier for you to open an account.

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Hear from our clients

“Opening an account online with Security Bank is the easiest I’ve experienced in the country. I’ve been with 2 banks and this one’s the best by far.”

Jemma S.
Las Pinas

“Security Bank’s foreign currency account saves me the trouble of stashing away my foreign bills. It’s convenient!”

James. L
Davao

Frequently asked questions

Who can open a Third Currency savings account?

Anyone can open a HKD, SGD, AUD, CAD, RMB, JPY, and KRW savings account! Do take note though of the required starting and maintaining balance.

What happens if I lose my passbook?

You will have to present a notarized affidavit of loss to your branch to get your lost passbook replaced. A passbook replacement fee of P200 will be charged.

Would I be able to withdraw my foreign currency anytime?

It would depend on the availability of the foreign currency in your branch. Inform the branch at least one week before your withdrawal, and they will coordinate with you.

Fine print

Fees and Charges
Lost Passbook Fee PHP200
Early Closure Fee (within 30 days) USD 5
List of Valid IDs
Primary ID Secondary ID
ACR / ICR Barangay Certification
Digitized Persons with Disabilities (PWD) ID City Health Card / Health Certificate Card
Driver’s License Company ID – Shall be classified as Primary ID for Security Bank employees and subsidiaries
GSIS e-Card DSWD Certification
Integrated Bar of the Philippines GOCC ID [e.g. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP ID), Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF ID)]
Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) ID NBI Clearance
NCDA ID OFW ID
Passport OWWA ID
Philippine Identification (PhilID) Card Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card
Postal ID (PVC Plastic Card) Digitized/PVC PhilHealth Insurance Card ng Bayan (PHICB)
PRC ID Police Clearance
School ID Postal ID (Paper-based card)
Senior Citizen Card Seaman’s Book
Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) ID Solo Parent ID
SSS Card Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Unified Multi-Purpose ID
Voter’s ID

Additional identifications (IDs) or documents may be required by our branch based on the interview and the type of account to be opened. The Bank reserves the right to decline account opening request based on its evaluations.

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