Singapore Expats Forum

Renting/Opening a bank account

Moving to Singapore? Ask our regular expats in Singapore questions on relocation and their experience here. Ask about banking, employment pass, insurance, visa, work permit, citizenship or immigration issues.

Sponsored by:
Image
The Club Residences

mb25
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon, 08 Jun 2015

Renting/Opening a bank account

Postby mb25 » Mon, 08 Jun 2015 5:20 pm

Hi All

First time poster here :D

Myself (26/m) and my girlfriend (28/f) will be moving over to Singapore in August from London. I'll be working in Financial Services and she is a teacher, so will be working for an International School.

I just had a quick query regarding renting and opening a bank account. From what I can see, you need a passport and proof of address (two utility bills) to open a bank account, which is fine. However would you not need a SG bank account in order to rent a place? Just trying to work out what comes first! :???: I presume there'd be a way to sort out a rental agreement without a SG account in the first instance ?

We'd also be keen to speak/meet with any other people relocating, or who have recently moved to SG.

Thanks

User avatar
the lynx
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5272
Joined: Thu, 09 Dec 2010
Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location:

Re: Renting/Opening a bank account

Postby the lynx » Mon, 08 Jun 2015 7:19 pm

When you open a bank account, your IPA for your EP would suffice. The address they will use if your employer's address and you can update that one you get a place.

Same thing for your utility, you can use IPA as well.

Sent from my C6903 using Tapatalk


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Relocating, Moving to Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests