ICICI Bank UK PLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICICI Bank, has launched ‘HomeVantage Current Account’ (HVCA) to Indian students studying in the United Kingdom. It is specifically developed to suit the banking needs of every student in the United Kingdom, according to the ICICI Bank UK PLC press release.
The account comes with a VISA debit card that can be used worldwide.
Account can be opened online
According to the press release, “Students can open the account, which is equivalent to savings account in India, digitally and instantly while they are still in India. They can do so online or through ICICI Bank UK iMobile app, without visiting an ICICI Bank branch. Once the account is opened, they can activate internet banking, mobile banking and debit card. The physical debit card is delivered to their address in India or UK, as per their preference.”
Features of HomeVantage Current Account:
- Fully digital process: Students can open the bank account online either from India or in the UK and get the account details instantly*
- Free debit card: Students receive VISA debit card at the given address of India or the UK
- Available 24/7: The facility of digitally opening and accessing the bank account is available 24/7.
How to apply for HomeVantage Current Account and activate
Here are simple steps to apply and activate the account in three easy steps, according to the press release.
Step 1: Apply via mobile app or website: Applicants can download ICICI Bank UK iMobile app from India or UK App stores or apply online by visiting www.icicibank.co.uk.
Step 2: Submission of application: Fill in online application form, scan original passport (Indian or British) and submit the application. Account will be opened instantly*
Step 3: Activate internet and mobile banking: Once the account is opened, students can instantly activate internet banking and mobile banking. Debit Card will arrive at the given address in few days, which can also be activated while the student is still in India.