See some of the Frequently Asked Questions

I already have an account in Rwanda, can I migrate to the equivalent account to the Diaspora Banking offer?

Yes you can after presenting a formal request and supplying additional documentation if necessary.

Who can open a Diaspora Current or Savings Account?

Rwandans citizens leaving legally abroad.

How do I transfer and access funds on my account from my location abroad?

You can credit your diaspora account directly from your bank abroad via wire transfers using our remittance
Bank details. Our E-channels are available for you to access your account.

What is the maximum limit I can transfer into my account at a time?

There is no limit to how much you can transfer within the bank network.

Why am I being asked for a Rwandan supporting address to open an account?

This requirement is in line with the regulatory ‘Know Your Customer’ guidelines.

Can I open my account in any currency?

Accounts can be opened in RWF, USD, GBP and EUR.

Can I mandate someone else to access and manage my account?

Yes, there is the option of joint nominee signatory where your spouse, relative or a friend can manage the account on your behalf.

How do I get my debit card?

Base on your instruction, it is sent to your specified address by courier. Alternatively, you may authorize a proxy to pick it up.

In which currency will I access money using my Visa card when transacting in my country of residence?

Cash and Purchase transactions will be is made in the currency of your country of residence.

Can I pay a person that does not have a bank account?

Yes, simply send an instruction to or provide payment details via the Online Banking platform. The beneficiary can collect funds from any of our branches nationwide upon proper identification.

What value offerings are presently being offered e.g. Mortgage facilities

For further information on these offers, please mail:, call: +250788162000 or visit