Expat Finance Services in Saudi Arabia

The currency used in Saudi Arabia since 1925 has been the Saudi riyal. Bank notes come in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 riyals.


There are legally no restrictions against transferring funds into or out of Saud Arabia. There are several branches of banks in the nation, which includes foreign and Saudi banks alike. Airports banks are open 24 hours a day and have a speciality in changing currency. There are in addition Islamic banks that are only for Muslims and cannot charge any interest at all. Anyone who lives in Saudi Arabia is allowed to start a bank account, however, there is much paperwork required, including a document from an employer confirming one's pay which will be paid directly into the account, and also confirmation of legal residency status in Saudi Arabia.


Many businesses in Saudi Arabia would rather trade in cash as opposed to checks. Writing a check that bounces in Saudi Arabia is a grave crime. In Saudi Arabia there are also ATM machines from which riyals can be withdrawn by means of a bank card. With many ATM machines, the cash must be literally withdrawn quickly, or the machine will swallow the cash back into itself.

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