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Opening a new bank account is less tedious than the process might appear and Eastern Caribbean Amalgamated Bank (ECAB) is committed to ensuring that our customer accounts are opened with seamless efficiency.  Our friendly New Account Officers are available to assist you in developing a sound banking program that is tailored to your needs.

As a financial institution, we are required to obtain and maintain accurate customer information as is required under the ‘Know your customer policy’ as set out in the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations. As a result, all new account applicants must appear in person and provide the necessary supporting documentation to satisfy the regulatory guidelines.

New accounts can be opened at any of our four conveniently located branches which include the main branch at Coolidge, St. John’s (High & Thames Street), Nelson’s Dockyard and Jolly Harbor.

You may download and complete your new account application online and simply contact one of our Customer Service Representatives to schedule an appointment for you to bring your supporting documents to the bank to complete the process.

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:

Nationals:

Two (2) pieces valid photo identifications: passport & driver’s license/ elector’s ID
Bank Reference (from current banking institution)
Utility Bill to verify address (driver’s license or electors ID can be used)

Non-Nationals (Residing in Antigua & Barbuda):

Two (2) pieces valid photo identifications: passport & driver’s license/ National ID
Proof of Temporary Residency
Copy of Valid Work Permit
Job Letter
Bank Reference (from current banking institution)

Non-Residents (Nationals Not Residing in Antigua & Barbuda):

Two (2) pieces of valid photo identifications: passport & driver’s license
Proof of property ownership (land certificate or copy of contract)
A copy of customer’s non-citizens land holders license
Bank References (from current banking institution)
A letter from customer indicating profession, the purpose of the account, the amount of funds expected to be deposited or wired to the account annually and the source of  these funds.

International Student:

Students attending institutions such as, University of Health Sciences or American University of Antigua require the following items:
Two (2) pieces valid photo identification (passport & drivers license or social security card)
A letter confirming enrollment of the school
Bank Reference (from current banking institution)
Proof of Address

Corporate Account Requirements:

Two (2) pieces valid photo identification (passport & drivers license)
One (1) Bank Reference (from current banking institution) for non customers of the Bank
A letter of request to open an account with ECAB including

The Nature of the Business
The Names of all Directors
The Names of all Signatories and specimen signatures
Signature Assignment (How many persons to sign which should also indicate any desired signing limit for each signatory)
An Indication of the cash flow expected to be processed through the account annually.

All Signatories must be present to sign bank's mandates
Any Company or Organization must be registered in Antigua
Certificate of Incorporation
Certificate of Good Standing
Memorandum & Articles of Association
Financial Statement (if applicable)
Company Seal

Trading As:

Two (2) pieces valid photo identification (passport & drivers license/elector’s ID)
One (1) Bank Reference (from current banking institution) for non customers of the Bank
The Certificate of Registration
Proof of Address

Churches, Clubs, Lodges, Societies & Unicorporated Associations:

Certificate of Registration
Board Resolution from the parent organization requesting the opening of the new account, to include reasons for opening the account, names of signatories, type of account and assignment signatories
Original copies of Rules and regulations governing the club and By-laws etc.