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International Banking

Awash International Bank provides full-fledged international banking services, including facilitation of import and export transactions, handling inward and outward money transfer services, purchase and sell of foreign currencies, and providing deposit services in hard currencies.

                ● Export and Import Services

Export Letter of Credit

 An export letter of credit refers to a foreign bank undertaking issued on behalf of foreign importer. The issuing bank specifies all the requirements of its customer in the letter of credit and undertakes to honor all drafts drawn in conformity to the credit terms and conditions. 

Import Letter of Credit  

 A letter of credit is a commitment by the bank to pay the seller of goods or services of a certain sum provided the seller presents the documents specified in the terms of the credit. 

Documentary Collection

 Documentary Collection is a method by which a seller presents documents covering shipment of goods for collection of payment through a buyers bank. Collection of payment totally depends on the buyers to take up the documents. 

Advance Payments

 Where that buyer parts with money first and waits for the seller to forward the goods/services at a later date. The amount transferred is limited for imports using this payment method, Read More

     Documents required for foreign exchange approval

  • Foreign exchange application permit;
  • Three copies of Performa invoice;
  • Photocopy of valid trade license for foreign trade, investment or industry;
  • Insurance certificate;
  • Ownership certificate from country of purchase in case of used vehicles;
  • Additional documents may require from concerned governmental authorities depending on the goods to be   imported;
  • Waiver letter from Ethiopian shipping lines for shipment of C&F delivery terms from ports the carrier calls;
  • Approved purchase order for imports through CAD;     
  • Copy of TIN certificate;

  ● Purchase and Sell of Foreign Currency

 Awash International Bank buys and sales major convertible currencies, travelers’ cheques and buys clean foreign personal cheques.

Non-Resident Accounts, these types of accounts are opened for eligible non-residents of Ethiopia to facilitate payments by the international community, foreign business community, individuals, international organizations and their employees.

  Currency Exchange Rates   Date: 20/11/2014

Currency

Unit

Buying

Selling

US Dollar (USD) 1 20.0021 20.4021
Pound Sterling (GBP) 1

31.3733

32.0008

Swiss Frank (CHF) 1 20.8856 21.3033
Swedish Kroner (SEK) 1 2.7091 2.7633
Norwegian Kroner (NOK) 1 2.9618

3.0210

Danish Kroner (DKK) 1 3.3704 3.4378
Djibouti France (DJF) 1 0.1111 0.1133
Indian Rupee (INR) 1 0.3228 0.3293
Kenyan Shiling (KES)  1 0.2216 0.2260
Japanese Yen (JPY) 1

0.1701

0.1735
Canadian Dollar( CAD) 1

17.6510

18.0040
Australian Dollar (AUD) 1 17.2798

17.6254

Saudi Riyal (SAR) 1 5.3311 5.4377
UAE Dirham (AED) 1 5.4456 5.5545
EURO (EUR) 1 25.0906 25.5924
South African Rand 1 1.8106 1.8468

ATM Banking

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Tel: 251-11-557 0000/0126/0105/0071

Fax: 251-11-557 0136/26

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