How to open Bank AL-Habib account.

Bank AL Habib is one of the premier banks in Pakistan which is run by the Dawood Habib family group, centered in 1991 by using Esmail Habib. The financial institution has a complete of 650 branches throughout the country (includes conventional, Islamic and sub-branches) with offshore branches in Bahrain and turkey.

Being granted permission by means of the privatization scheme act of 1991, the Habib family were the first ones to open a private bank in Pakistan i.e Bank AL-Habib.

The bank additionally affords an array of exceptional internet banking offerings and advantages to its valued customers. As Bank Al-Habib states;

“Bank AL Habib is thrilled to inform you that it is upgrading its Internet Banking facility to furnish you with even greater progressive features and banking convenience. Bank AL Habib iBanking is a simple and handy utility with a effortless interface that will assist you to conduct your economic and non-financial transactions with ease.”

How can you apply for internet banking?

To make use of Bank AL-Habib’s internet baking services, you need to:

  1. Have a Bank Al-Habib account.
  2. Register for the bank’s internet banking services.
  3. Need a computer or laptop with an internet connection.

But if you don’t have an account which is the number one requirement for making use of iBanking, you can not benefit from Bank Al-Habib’s internet banking services.

To help you apply for an account, we will be sharing three types of account you can open at Bank AL-Habib.

Types of accounts:

  • Current account
  • Savings account.
  • Young savers account

Current account:

To apply for a current account at Bank Al-Habib, you need to collect some documents which will be mentioned below, but first, let’s talk about the different types of people who can apply for the current account and their respective age limit.

Types of people:

  • Working individual (Age limit: 21 to 60 years old)
  • Entrepreneur (Age limit: 21 to 65 years old)

Working Individual:

To apply for a current account as a working individual, get the following documents to the bank:

  • CNIC
  • Proof of employment (provided by your employer)
  • Copy of utility bills.


Entrepreneur or businessmen need not bring a copy of their utility bills, they only need to deliver their:

  • CNIC
  • Proof of business

When you have these documents, you can make your way to the bank where the banker might give you some other mandatory forms to fill which will include a minimum fee of 1000 PKR for account opening.

There is no required amount of balance to preserve in your account to avoid being levied.

Features of current account:

  • SMS alerts for all transactions above 25000 PKR.
  • Free ATM cards and cheque books on account opening.
  • no requirements to maintain a minimum monthly balance.
  • Free online banking through any branch across the country.

Savings account:

Opening a savings account is much similar to that of opening a current account. There are again 2 types of individuals who can apply for this account.

Types of people:

  • Employed workers (Age limit: 21 to 60 years old)
  • Entrepreneurs (Age limit: 21 to 65 years old)

Employed worker:

As an employed worker, you need to bring the following documents to the bank to open a savings account

  • CNIC
  • Proof of employment (provided by your employer)


If you own a business or have your own start-up, make sure to bring your,

  • CNIC
  • Proof of ownership of your business.

After providing these documents, you also need to submit a minimum fee of 1000 PKR for account opening, while there is no requirements to maintain a minimum balance to avoid tax deduction.

The annual fee for both current and savings account is 1000 PKR while the only difference between the 2 accounts is that the saving account contains a 5.5% annual equivalence rate (AER)/interest rate.

Features of savings account:

  • Rate of return is greater than that of your normal savings account.
  • Savers as young as 16 will be entitled to receive YSA EMV debit cards, meaning they can withdraw money from ATMs and carry out pin based POS transactions under parents permission(up to 3000 PKR).
  • This savers account will be changed to your savings account as you turn older than 18.
  • SMS alerts on all transactions.
  • Free iBanking.
  • Free e-statements.
  • Interest rate proportional to deposit amount.
  • Profit payment frequency on half a year basis.

Young savers account: