All banks in the UAE must adhere to the following restrictions set by the Central Bank:
Bank Account Fees
|Account opening fees:||None|
|Minimum balance:||Maximum of AED 3,000|
|Monthly minimum balance penalty:||AED 25|
|New cheque book:||Maximum AED 25 (first one is free)|
|Standing order setup:||Maximum of AED 50|
|Standing order payment dishonored:||AED 25|
|Manager’s cheque issue fee:||AED 30|
|Acccount balance letter:||AED 50|
|No liability certificate:||AED 100|
|Release letter:||AED 50|
|Bounced cheque fee:||AED 100 (no charge if cheque written to yourself)|
Only customers earning a monthly salary of at least AED 5,000 (annual salary of AED 60,000), or customers who provide a pledged deposit of at least AED 60,000 can be issued credit cards.
The maximum loan amount is 80% of the value of the vehicle, with a maximum repayment period of 60 months (5 years).
The overall total limit on monthly repayments is 50% of a borrower’s net income, including salary and any other revenue. This includes personal loans, credit card repayments, home mortgages, car loans and any other financing.
The maximum loan amount allowed is 20 times the monthly salary of the borrower, with a maximum repayment period of 48 months (4 years).