Personal Foreign Currency Account (PFCA)

Benefits & Features
  • Any outward remittance
  • Special interest rates for PFCA fixed deposits
  • Interest earned on foreign currency deposits
  • Competitive exchange rates
  • Cash backed loan /overdraft facilities against foreign currency balance in PFCA accounts*
  • Fund transfers between PFCA, BFCA or offshore Banking accounts*

*Subject to local regulations

  • An individual including a minor who is a Sri Lankan national.
  • An individual of Sri Lankan origin including a minor who is a resident outside Sri Lanka.
  • A non-national resident in Sri Lanka.
  • A Non-national either on temporary visit to Sri Lanka or intending to visit Sri Lanka.
  • An administrator or executor of the estates of a deceased person, who maintained a personal foreign currency account with that authorized dealer or restricted dealer until the completion of the administration of the deceased person’s estate.

Eligibility criteria pertaining to the Accounts set out below are as per prevailing foreign exchange regulations and may be subject to amendment from time to time.

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Speaking Up

Standard Chartered Bank (the “Bank”) is committed to maintaining a culture of the highest ethics and integrity, and in compliance with all applicable law, regulation and internal policy. As part of this commitment, the Bank has a ‘Speaking Up’ programme through which genuine concerns in this regard can be raised. Members of the public can securely raise Speaking Up concerns through this hyperlink, which is hosted on behalf of the Bank by a third party ‘InTouch’. Examples of concerns that can be raised through this website are concerns that relate to accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters and concerns relating to bribery or banking and financial crime. Concerns received will be forwarded to the Bank’s investigations team for review. Complaints relating to SCB banking services should not be raised through this site in the first instance, but through the SCB branch network, contact centres, Relationship Managers or the ‘Contact Us’ webpage.


Please note that this hyperlink will bring to you to another website on the Internet, which is operated by InTouch, an independent company appointed by the Bank to support its Speaking Up programme. Please be mindful that when you click on the link and open a new window in your browser, you will be subject to the additional terms of use of the website that you are going to visit.