Bank with distinction and enjoy preferential access to better savings, credit and loan facilities, a portfolio manager, extended banking hours and exclusive access to service centres.

Key benefits 

  • Access to a Prestige Ultimate Account for day-to-day banking
  • Access to a Prestige Plus Account which offers added international service benefits
  • Access to a Prestige Bonus Account that lets you earn 100% of your bonus interest when you don't make transactions and it is offered at tiered levels (interest accured daily and paid monthly) 
  • Extended banking hours and access to exclusive service centres
  • Get free access to digital banking platforms, free alerts, and free bill payments
  • No fees on deposits
  • Free chequebook
  • Free salary retrenchment cover
  • Bundled monthly maintenance fee of only GHS75

Open Prestige Ultimate Account online

Open Prestige Bonus Savings Account online

Open Prestige Plus Account online

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  • Documents required

    Resident Ghanaian
    • Ghana Card (front and back)
    • Passport photograph
    •  Proof of residence (any of the following):
      - Ghana Post digital address (should be same as on your Ghana card) OR
      - Utility bill in applicant's name (not more than 3 months old) OR
      - Tenancy agreement with utility bill OR
      - Local government rate document OR
      - Bank statement containing current address (not more than 3 months old) OR
      - Introductory  letter from an existing Absa customer who has known the applicant for more than 1 year (appendix A)
    • Proof of employment (for only salaried applicants) evidenced by:
      - Payslip (not more than 3 months old) OR
      - Employment contract OR
      - Employer introductory letter OR
      - Social security extract
    Ghanaian living abroad
    • Valid passport (bio data page) or Ghana Card (front and back)
    • Address confirmation (any of the following):
      - Utility bill in applicant's name (not more than 3 months old) OR
      - Social Security statement OR
      - State ID with applicant's address OR
      - Driver's license with applicant's address OR
      - Bank statement containing applicant's name and address (not more than 3 months old)
    • proof of employment (for only salaried applicants) evidenced by:
      - Payslip (not more than 3 months old) OR
      - Employment contract OR
      - Employer introductory letter OR
      - Social security extract
    • Foreign TIN (mandatory for US persons)
    • Evidence of certification of documents by:
      - Lawyer OR
      - Notary public OR
      - Court of competent jurisdiction
    Note:
    • Evidence of certification of documents is mandatory for Ghanaians living abroad
    • The person undertaking the certification must be known and capable of being contacted if necessary
    Foreigners living in Ghana
    • Ghana Card (front and back) or valid passport for diplomats and their dependents
    • Proof of residence (any of the following):
      - Ghana Post digital address (should be same as on your Ghana card) OR
      - Utility bill in applicant's name (not more than 3 months old) OR
      - Tenancy agreement with utility bill OR
      - Bank statement containing applicant’s name and address
      - Introductory letter from an existing Absa customer who knows the applicant (appendix A)
    • Proof of employment (for only salaried applicants) evidenced by:
      - Payslip (not more than 3 months old) OR
      - Employment contract letter OR
      - Employer introductory letter OR
      - Social Security extract.
    • Resident permit
    • Work permit (applicable to foreigners working in Ghana)
    • Foreign TIN (mandatory for US persons)
Are you a Ghanaian living abroad?

Now you can open an account from abroad! Simply download the application form, fill in the details and sign where applicable. Then email the form and required documents to us at service.excellence.GH@absa.africa. Banking abroad is easy to apply for and gives you 24/7 access to our call centre for all your banking needs. Existing customers need to complete only the additional account opening form.

Download application form Additional account opening form

Please note that no insurance applies if you are living abroad. 

Need more help?

Call us on:
+233 (30) 242 9150 (network charges apply)
0800 222 333 (MTN and Vodafone customers)

Chat to Abby on WhatsaApp: 
+233 501 644 644

Email us: 
customerexperience.gh@absa.africa