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Your Bank Accounts

An individual private bank account, at the heart of all your transactions

SUMMARY

You are receiving your salary; you are willing to withdraw money in an ATM, or plan for your children’s studies

For all these activities, opening a bank account is a required step.

For the best welcome, we follow your first steps in our bank (At Société Générale Cameroun, we wish to support you and make your banking experience easier) and therefore propose you a wide range of products and services all adapted to your needs.

Thanks to a private banking account, you have access to payment means such as chequebook and credit card. When you open a bank account at Société Générale Cameroun, you also take advantage of the pieces of advice and services of a renowned bank to manage your money actively and efficiently.

Société Générale Cameroun proposes offers and services adapted to all of you :

  • Underage
  • Civil Servant or State Official
  • Employee in the private sector
  • Retired person

Open your bank account very easily :

  • Your customer adviser will hand you over the account convention which mentions clearly and in a transparent manner, the functioning of your new bank account
  • The bank handles without any fees your request for “banking domiciliation’ to the Ministry of Finance (for civil servants)

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Personalized Accounts!

Any individual aged as from 16 years old has right to a bank account. In couple or single, we propose several options all adapted to your specific needs

  • The current bank account for the daily management of your incomes and expenses
  • The Saving account to put some money aside. It generates interests all through the year.
  • If you are in couple, and are willing to manage your incomes with the same bank account, we offer the opportunity to have a joint account. It can also be opened between other persons linked in several manners (with or without family link)

Before opening a bank account, a bank has some minimum checks to do, in order not to engage its responsibility:

  • The individual’s identity (name, surname, date and birth location, nationality) with an official and valid identity document along with photograph and signature (ex: national identity card, passport for non-residents)
  • His legal capacity: he must be of age (or an emancipated minor) and must be able to perform by himself acts such as the opening and use of a bank account.
  • His Home address by asking for an address proof (ex: localization plan)

Necessary Documents

Based on your individual situation, the list of necessary documents to open a Private Individual Bank account, will be different.

For Employees:

  • A Valid National Identity Card
  • A Valid Passport for non-residents
  • An income justification, such as last payslip, proof of retirement pension’s payment or a student card for students
  • Valid attendance certificate for civil servants
  • A 4*4 recent photograph
  • Your house ‘s localization plan
  • Minimum Opening Deposit: None

For Unemployed:

  • A Valid National Identity Card
  • A Valid Passport for non-residents
  • Photocopy or any working certificate
  • Your house ‘s localization plan
  • A 4*4 recent photograph
  • Minimum Opening Deposit: 100 000 F CFA

For Non-resident customers:

You live in France or elsewhere, you need a bank account to transfer money to your relatives, to manage your expenses during your stays? Book an appointment with a Société Générale Cameroun consumer adviser, and manage together all the paperwork related to the opening of your online banking account.

If the Customer is Cameroonian:

  • Identity Proof (Valid Cameroonian National Identity card or passport + valid resident permit)
  • Address proof of less than 3 months (electricity or telephone bill, etc.)
  • Income proof (last payslip or recent tax notice or welfare revenues proof or official proof of other revenues
  • 2 ID Photographs (2 photos per person for a joint-account).

If the customer is not Cameroonian:

  • Valid Passport
  • Address proof of less than 3 months (electricity or telephone bill, etc.)
  • Income proof (last payslip or recent tax notice or welfare revenues proof or official proof of other revenues
  • 2 ID Photographs (2 photos per person for a joint-account).