List of Banks in Gibraltar

 

Gibraltar is a long established centre for international banking services, starting back in the 19th century when banks established on the Rock to service the demands of traders and international commerce at the entrance to the Mediterranean

 

 

The following is a list of licensed banks currently trading in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar:

Bank Jacob Safra (Gibraltar)
Barclays Bank PLC
Barclays Wealth
Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) Limited
EFG Bank (Gibraltar)
Jyske Bank (Gibraltar) Limited
IDT Financial Services Limited
Leeds Building Society
Lloyds TSB International
Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Private Bank Limited
NatWest Offshore Limited
Newcastle Building Society
Norwich & Peterborough Building Society
SG Hambros Bank (Gibraltar) Limited
Turicum Private Bank Limited
 

Banco Galliano was the oldest bank in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.

 

 

Gibraltar Banks
International calls  "+ 350" preffix

Bank J. Safra (Gibraltar) Limited Private Banking Roy Clinton
Suite 971, Europort
PO Box 542
Tel 200 49601
Fax 200 49602
E-Mail r.clinton@jsafra.com
Web Page www.jsafra.com


Banque Audi (Suisse) S.A. Private Banking
Raymond Joubaud

Suite 204, Neptune House, Marina Bay
PO Box 1155
Tel 200 03500
Fax 200 03590
E-Mail contactus@banqueaudi.gi
Web Page www.banqueaudi.com

Barclays Wealth
Barclays Bank PLC
Corporate Banking
Corporate, Personal & Private Banking Franco Cassar Loporto
PO Box 187, 1st Floor, Regal House, 3 Queensway
Tel 200 41222
Fax
E-Mail franco.cassar@barclayswealth.com
Web Page
Personal Banking
www.barclayswealth.com
84-90 Main Street
Tel 200 78565
Fax
E-Mail franco.cassar@barclayswealth.com
Web Page www.barclayswealth.com 

Credit Suisse (Gibraltar) Limited
Private Banking Kerry Blight
PO Box 556
Neptune House
Marina Bay
Tel 200 4000
Fax 200 4900
E-Mail csg.mail@credit-suisse.com
Web Page www.credit-suisse.gi


EFG Bank (Gibraltar) Ltd Private Banking Emilio Martinez
PO Box 561
1 Corral Road, Eurolife Building, 4th Floor
Tel 200 40117
Fax 200 40110
E-Mail enquiries_gi@efgbank.com
www.efgbank.com

Jyske Bank (Gibraltar) Limited Private & Retail banking Christian Bjrlw
PO Box 143
76 Main Street
Tel 200 72782
Fax 200 72732
E-Mail jyskebank@jyskebank.gi
Web Page www.jyskebank.gi


IDT Financial Services Limited
Banking & Financial Services Daniel Spier
PO Box 1374
First Floor, Montarik Building, 3 Bedlam Court
Tel 200 79616
Fax 200 79639
E-Mail info@idtfinance.com
Web Page www.idtfinance.com


Leeds Building Society Building Society Zoe Frendo
First Floor Heritage House
235 Main Street
Tel 200 50602
Fax 200 47838
E-Mail gibraltar@leedsbuildingsociety.co.uk
Web Page www.leedsbuildingsociety.co.uk/gibraltar


Lloyds TSB Bank plc Private Banking Damon Brown
PO Box 482
First Floor, Royal Ocean Plaza, Ocean Village
Tel 200 50999
Fax 200 47246
E-Mail damon.brown@lloydstsb.gi
Web Page www.lloydstsb-ipb.com


Lloyds TSB Bank (Gibraltar) Ltd Banking and Investment Services
PO Box 1252, 323 Main Street
Tel 200 50999
Fax 200 47246
E-Mail europe@lloydstsb.gi
Web Page www.lloydstsb-offshore.com 

Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Private Bank Limited Private Banking Javier Demendieta
PO Box 407
Suite 921
Europort
Tel 200 73350
Fax 200 73475
E-Mail
Web Page www.lombardodier.com


NatWest Offshore Limited Corporate, Treasury & Retail banking Marvin Cartwright
PO Box 707
57 Line Wall Road
Tel 200 77737
Fax 200 74557
E-Mail Marvin.Cartwright@rbsint.com
Web Page www.natwestoffshore.com


Newcastle Building Society Building Society Stephen Maloney
197-201 Main Street
Tel 200 41143
Fax 200 41619
E-Mail enquiries@newcastle.gi
Web Page www.newcastle.gi


Norwich & Peterborough Building Society Building Society Sam Hemingway
198-200 Main Street
Tel 200 45050
Fax 200 45051
E-Mail gibraltar@nandp.co.uk
Web Page www.nandp.co.uk 
SG Hambros Bank (Gibraltar) Ltd Private Banking Emma Perez
PO Box 375
Hambro House
32 Line Wall Road
Tel 200 02000
Fax 200 79037
E-Mail gibraltar@sghambros.com
Web Page www.sghambros.com


The Royal Bank of Scotland (Gibraltar) Limited Marvin Cartwright
1 Corral Road
Tel 200 77737
Fax 200 74557
E-Mail Marvin.Cartwright@rbsint.com
Web Page www.rbsint.com 
Transact Network Limited e money and pre paid card issuer Colin Greaves

Victoria House, Suite 11, 26 Main Street
Tel 200 03830
Fax 200 59978
E-Mail colin@transactnetwork.com
Web Page www.transactnetwork.gi


Turicum Private Bank Limited Private Banking Urs Hueni
PO Box 619
Turicum House
315 Main Street
Tel 200 44144
Fax 200 44145
E-Mail info@turicumprivatebank.com
Web Page www.turicumprivatebank.com
 

 

Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean. A peninsula with an area of 6.843 square kilometres (2.642 sq mi), it has a northern border with Spain. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. At its foot is the densely populated city area, home to almost 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities.

An Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession. The territory was subsequently ceded to Britain by Spain under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. It was an important base for the British Royal Navy, today its economy is based largely on tourism, financial services and shipping.

The sovereignty of Gibraltar is a major point of contention in Anglo-Spanish relations as Spain asserts a claim to the territory. Gibraltarians resoundingly rejected proposals for Spanish sovereignty in referenda held in 1967 and 2002. Under its 2006 constitution Gibraltar governs its own affairs, though some powers, such as defence and foreign relations, remain the responsibility of the UK Government.

 

 

 

 Economy of Gibraltar
The British military traditionally dominated the Gibraltar's economy, with the naval dockyard providing the bulk of economic activity. This however, has diminished over the last twenty years, and is estimated to account for only 7% of the local economy, compared to over 60% in 1984. Today, Gibraltar's economy is dominated by four main sectors – financial services, internet gaming, shipping and tourism (including retail for visitors).

Recently, many bookmakers and online gaming operators have relocated to Gibraltar to benefit from operating in a regulated jurisdiction with a favourable corporate tax regime. However, this corporate tax regime for non-resident controlled companies is due to be phased out by 2010, to be replaced by a low tax regime across the board

Tourism is also a significant industry. Gibraltar is a popular port for cruise ships and attracts day visitors from resorts in Spain. The Rock is a popular tourist attraction, particularly among British tourists and residents in the southern coast of Spain. It is also a popular shopping destination, and all goods and services are VAT free. Many of the large British high street chains have branches or franchises in Gibraltar including Marks & Spencer and Mothercare. Branches and franchises of international retailers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Sunglass Hut are also present in Gibraltar, as is the Spanish clothing company Mango.

A number of British Banks and international banks have operations based in Gibraltar. Jyske Bank claims to be the oldest bank in the country, based on Jyske's acquisition in 1987 of Banco Galliano, which began operations in Gibraltar in 1855. An ancestor of Barclays, the Anglo-Egyptian Bank, entered in 1888, and Credit Foncier (now Crdit Agricole) entered in 1920.

In 1967, Gibraltar enacted the Companies (Taxation and Concessions) Ordinance (now an Act), which provided for special tax treatment for international business. This was one of the factors leading to the growth of professional services such as private banking and captive insurance management. Gibraltar has several positive attributes as a financial centre, including a common law legal system and access to the EU single market in financial services. The Financial Services Commission (FSC), which was established by an ordinance in 1989 (now an Act) that took effect in 1991, regulates the finance sector. In 1997, the Department of Trade and Industry established its Gibraltar Finance Centre (GFC) Division to facilitate the development the financial sector development.

In Gibraltar we use the Pound Sterling, this is exactly the same currency used in the United Kingdom.
However you will find both Government of Gibraltar issued notes and Bank of England issued notes in circulation in Gibraltar completely intermixed. They have different designs and exactly the same values in Gibraltar but NOT in the UK. You will also find Gibraltar issued coins intermixed with UK issued coins – again they are the same weight and size and hold the same value in Gibraltar but NOT in the UK.
Many places will also accept Euros and some may accept US Dollars. However your change may be in Pounds Sterling, and you might not get the best rate.
You can find money exchange shops (bureau de change) in the airport / land border area, and along Main Street.

 

The official language of Gibraltar is English, and is used by the Government and in schools. Most locals are bilingual, also speaking Spanish, due to Gibraltar's proximity to Spain. However, because of the varied mix of ethnic groups which reside there, other languages are also spoken on The Rock. Berber and Arabic are spoken by the Moroccan community, as are Hindi and Sindhi by the Indian community of Gibraltar. Hebrew is also spoken by the Jewish community and the Maltese language is still spoken by some families of Maltese descent.

Gibraltarians often also call themselves Llanitos.
 

Public holidays Event Date
Late Summer Bank Holiday 25th August
Gibraltar National Day 10th September
Christmas Day 25th December


Gibraltar duty free
The following goods may be taken into Gibraltar by travellers aged 17 and over without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 200g of tobacco.
• 1L of spirits or 2L of fortified or sparkling wine.
• 2L of wine.
• 50ml of perfume.
• Other articles up to 32.

 


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