Setting Up A Bank Account

bluewater provides a unique current account available
exclusively to yacht crew.
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About The Account

The Seafarer Account has a low minimum balance and no minimum income requirement. Combined with an optional Visa debit card and secure 24/7 internet banking, the Seafarer Account puts you in control wherever you are in the world. Once you gain employment on a yacht, setting up a bank account should be the first thing you do.

Travelling all over the world and having a standard UK (or elsewhere) bank account is not an ideal situation - the charges can often be astronomical, access can be problematic and you could have currency issues.

As a crew member, you are offered multi-currency accounts, international debit cards and full internet and phone banking services. The take on process is simplified to set up the account quickly. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask and we'll do our best to help.

You will benefit from:
  • Available in Sterling, US Dollar, Euro and Australian Dollar
  • Low minimum balance requirement on your main currency account only
  • Optional Visa debit card to pay for goods and services online and access your cash at ATM's worldwide*
  • Free electronic payments*
  • No account maintenance fee if the minimum balance is maintained*
  • 24/7 Internet and Mobile banking facilities
Complete the Captains letter below for submission with your application form and the other required documents.
The Seafarer fact sheet has all the information to help you get started!