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Why e-Savings?
Citibank has a reputation for offering customers the most innovative products and services. And now we're raising the bar with our new e-Savings account.

What is e-Savings?
e-Savings is a money market account only available online that earns a robust 5.00% APY* when linked to a qualifying checking account – with no minimum balance required.

Why Link to checking?
Your e-Savings Account must be linked to a checking account in a qualifying relationship package.††
Watch your money grow and get total control of your finances at the same time.

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High Interest Savings
A high interest account usually means having to give notice before withdrawing your money. But with our High Interest Savings Account you'll get a rate of 5.00% AER and you can withdraw money whenever you want - you'll just forfeit 30 days' interest on your remaining balance.***

The High Interest Savings Account is exclusively available on sterling savings up to a maximum of £500,000. Interest is calculated daily and paid quarterly.

Make your savings soar - give us a call or fill in the form and we'll call you back.

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Belize (formerly British Honduras until the name was changed in 1973) is an independent, English speaking nation located in central America.
In 1990, Belize passed an International Business Companies Act and has since added and amended legislation to maintain a modern, safe and clean financial services industry. This sector has matured over the years and today has some of the most modern instruments for asset protection, investment banking, Trusts, insurance and mutual funds. A professional Central Bank staff, a Financial Services Commission and a pro-active Government combine efforts for efficiency, service and the necessary secrecy and diligence.

Location: East Coast of Central America, bounded on the North by Mexico, on the South and West by Guatemala, and on the East by the Caribbean Sea
Capital and Major City & Towns: (Capital) Belmopan; (City) Belize City, (Towns) San Ignacio, Corozal, Orange Walk, Dangriga, Punta Gorda, San Pedro.

Climate: Sub-Tropical

Nationality: Belizean

Official Language: English, however, Spanish is spoken.

Total Population: Approximately 243,000

Land Area: 22,923 km. Sq. or 8,867 sq. miles

Form of Government: Democratic

Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II

Governor-General: Sir Colville N. Young

Governing Party: Peoples United Party 1998 - present

Independence Day: September 21, 1981.

Currrency: Belize dollar (Bz$)

Exchange Rate: US$1=Bz$2.00

Time zone: EST -1; GMT - 6

Major Ports: Belize City, Big Creek and Dangriga.

Major International Airport:
Phillip S W Goldson International, 8 miles WNW of Belize City.

Entry Requirements: A valid passport is required of all visitors. Citizens of the United Kingdom, some Commonwealth countries, the European Union and the USA are not required to have a visa, provided they have a return ticket.

Business Hours: Government hours: 8:00 am - Noon, 1:00 pm - 5:00pm (4:30 on Fridays) Banking: Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Fri. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Chief Products: The economy of Belize is based on tourism, finance and agricultural development but in recent years there has been a resurgence in forestry. The main exports are sugar, citrus, bananas, fish products (mainly lobster), timber and garments.
Telecommunications: All automatic systems: Direct dialing with major countries in the world. Broadband, Telexes, faxes, cellular, email and internet are also readily available.

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Why HSBC Bank International?

We're the HSBC Group's provider of offshore banking services. With customers in over 200 countries, we talk to people living and working abroad every day.

We can give you:

* Access to your money anywhere in the world, in a range of currencies
* Tax-efficient offshore savings and investments
* A safe home for your money
* Preferential rates for Premier customers on current accounts, savings, mortgages and much more