Mauritius

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Mauritius

Location: Indian Ocean

Capital: Port Louis

Population (2017): 1,291,456

Status: member of the Commonwealth, the United Nations, the World Bank, from 1968

Currency: MUR (Mauritian rupee)

Official languages: English

Deposit guarantee:  N/A

Did you know?

The late Dodo bird is a national symbol.

Mauritius has one of the highest life expectancies in Africa (74 years).

According to Mauritius Inside Out the island has over 27 microclimates.

Mark Twain once said: “Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied from Mauritius.”

Mauritius is nicknamed the “Francophone Hong Kong”.

The Republic of Mauritius is a tropical paradise island country located in the Southwestern Indian Ocean.
The country is world famous for sugar-white beaches, tropical plants, sugar cane plantations, aquamarine lagoons and exotic mix of Indian, African, British, French, and Chinese cultural influence.
The Mauritian economy is one of the fastest growing in sub-Saharan Africa. Since independence, Mauritius has sustained an opened, free, democratic, and highly competitive political system, fully open to foreign capital, talents and ideas. In just three decades, the country has moved from a mono-crop sugar-dominated economy to a sophisticated and diversified services oriented one.
Mauritius also has a brand of high qualified professionals: business consultants, tax specialist, IT engineers, corporate lawyers, chartered accountants, financial analysts, architects.
All this conditions lead to a successful economy and made Mauritius recognised as being an excellent place for doing business.
The banking industry is characterized by the wide range of services provided. Besides traditional banking facilities, banks also offer card-based payment services, such as credit and debit cards internet banking and phone banking facilities. The international banks offer a wide range of global banking and financial services to both corporate and private clients.

Key features

Personal and Corporate accounts

Current accounts in Rupees and foreign currency

Remote account opening

Minimum deposit and/or minimum balance requirements

Internet banking and phone banking

Visa and MasterCard debit card

Customer support in English and French

U.S. companies or citizens are accepted for account opening