Expat Finance Services in Kuwait

The currency used in Kuwait since 1961 has been the Kuwaiti dinar. The dinar replaced the Gulf Rupee at that time. The Kuwaiti Dinar has the highest value of any currency in the world. One Kuwait dinar is worth about 3 United States dollars. Bank notes come in the denominations of a quarter dinar, a half dinar, 1, 5, 10 and 20 dinars.


There is no legal restriction on transferring money into or out of Kuwait. There are plenty of bank branches in the country, including both foreign and domestic banks. Banks in airports are open 24 hours and are specialized in converting currency. There are also Islamic banks only for Muslims that are prohibited from charging any type of interest.


Anyone living in Kuwait can open a bank account, but there is a lot of required paperwork, including a letter from an employer verifying one's salary to be paid directly into the bank account, and also proof of legal residency in Kuwait. Most businesses in Kuwait prefer to deal in cash and not checks. Writing a bounced check in Kuwait is a serious criminal offence. There are ATM machines in Kuwait where money can be withdrawn with a card.

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Currency Exchange in Kuwait

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Current Account in Kuwait

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Offshore Savings in Kuwait

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Expat Mortgages in Kuwait

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Financial Advice in Kuwait

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Expat Savings in Kuwait

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QROPS in Kuwait

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Online Broker in Kuwait

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US Expat Tax in Kuwait

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Tax Advisory in Kuwait

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