Third Currency Account

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

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:

  • 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 P59.467 P61.447
HKD to PHP P6.58 P6.938
SGD to PHP P37.433 P39.857
AUD to PHP P37.35 P39.188
CAD to PHP P39.67 P41.2
CNY to PHP P7.564 P7.854
JPY to PHP P0.467 P0.49
KRW to PHP P0.045 P0.0477

As of August 16, 2018

Requirements

ID/Documentary Requirements

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 and Alien Certification of Registration (ACR) I – Card or Alien Employment Permit (AEP)

How to open an Account

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  1. Go to Account Opening Online or Human Switch Kit.
  2. Accomplish the form by filling out all the required fields.
  3. Wait for the confirmation text message.
  4. Go to the indicated branch and submit and required item.

Manage and diversify your savings

Passbook Savings

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

Withdraw in PHP/3rds

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

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!

Apply for an account today! Choose how you want to apply:

Experience BetterBanking on the Go

Easy-to-use and seamless, our online banking facilities are designed to provide the best possible online banking experience.

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.

Fees and Charges

Lost Passbook Fee P200
Early Closure Fee (within 90 days) USD 5
List of Valid IDs

List of Valid IDs

PRIMARY ID SECONDARY ID
Passport Company ID
Driver’s License NBI Clearance
PRC ID Police Clearance
Digitized Voter’s ID Postal ID (Paper-based card)
SSS Card OWWA ID
Senior Citizen Card OFW ID
Unified Multi-purpose ID Seaman’s Book
ACR / ICR GOCC ID [e.g. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP ID), Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF ID)]
Integrated Bar of the Philippines DSWD Certification
School ID PhilHealth Insurance Card ng Bayan (PHICB)
NCDA ID City Health Card / Health Certificate Card
Postal ID (PVC Plastic Card) Tax Identification Number (TIN

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