Escrow Accounts

At International Finance Bank Ltd., we pride ourselves on our commitment to securing your financial transactions. With our comprehensive suite of escrow services, we provide unparalleled safety and certainty, making your buying or selling experience as smooth as possible.

Whether you're buying a house, engaging in commerce, negotiating a lease agreement, or conducting any transaction requiring security and trust, we've got you covered. Our Real Estate Escrow Accounts are designed to give both buyers and sellers peace of mind by securely holding funds until all contractual conditions are met. With our Online Transaction Escrow Accounts, we bring the same level of security to the digital world, ensuring safe e-commerce transactions.

In the case of leasing agreements, our Rent Escrow Accounts are the perfect tool for tenants who need to make sure their rights are respected. And for those requiring a flexible solution, our General Buyer-Seller Escrow Accounts provide an extra layer of security in any transaction, holding funds safely until all terms are met.

Here are some commonly used types of escrow accounts:

  1. General Buyer-Seller Escrow Accounts: These accounts are versatile and can be used in any type of transaction where a buyer and seller want to ensure the agreement is fulfilled before funds are exchanged. These accounts hold the buyer's payment until the seller has met all the terms of the agreement, at which point the funds are released.
  2. Online Transaction Escrow Accounts: Particularly useful for e-commerce, these accounts hold payment from the buyer until the product or service is received and approved, protecting both buyers and sellers in online transactions.
  3. Real Estate Escrow Accounts: Used in property transactions, these accounts hold the buyer's funds until all conditions of the sale are met, ensuring a safe and secure exchange.
  4. Rent Escrow Accounts: These accounts can be used by tenants to deposit their rent if a landlord is not fulfilling their duties, such as failing to make necessary repairs. The funds are released to the landlord once they meet the agreed-upon conditions.
  5. Our Trust Escrow Accounts provide a secure solution for managing funds set aside for a specific purpose or individual. We understand that the management of trusts requires an elevated level of security, attention to detail, and compliance with legal requirements. As your escrow agent, we ensure that funds are disbursed in strict accordance with the terms of the trust, providing peace of mind for trustees and beneficiaries alike.
  6. Similarly, for investment and mutual funds, our Fund Escrow Accounts offer a secure holding place for capital during key transaction periods. This could include times of fund mergers, capital calls, or transitions between investment rounds. Our dedicated team ensures all regulations are met, and funds are distributed as per the agreed terms.

Each of our escrow services is designed with you, our customer, in mind. We strive to offer a streamlined, easy-to-use experience, providing integrated online platforms for seamless account management and personalized customer support to guide you through the process.

Moreover, with IFB, your money doesn't just sit idle – our escrow accounts are interest-bearing, allowing your funds to grow while they're securely held. Trust International Finance Bank Ltd. to add that extra level of security and assurance to your financial transactions. Contact us today to learn more about our escrow services and find the right solution for your needs.

Understanding IFB Bank Escrow Accounts: A Guide to Secure Transactions

At IFB Bank, we redefine secure financial transactions with our state-of-the-art Escrow Account services, offering an unmatched layer of security and trust for corporate dealings. Originating from the concept of escrow, which historically signifies a third-party holding an agreement, our Escrow Accounts act as a neutral third-party repository, safeguarding assets until the fulfillment of specified contractual conditions.

Escrow Accounts at IFB Bank: A Beacon of Trust

Our Escrow Accounts are designed to mitigate the risk of payment failures, providing sellers with the assurance of secured payment and buyers with the confidence of receiving their due assets. The person overseeing the Escrow Account at IFB Bank ensures the precise execution of the payment process, following the accomplishment of agreed-upon conditions.

Why Choose IFB Bank Escrow Services?

IFB Bank Escrow Accounts are indispensable in various corporate scenarios:

  • Project Financing: Guarantee the performance of long-term infrastructure projects with our Escrow services, ensuring loan repayments are managed effectively.
  • Corporate Shares:  Utilize Escrow for managing shares during mergers, acquisitions, or employee stock allocations, ensuring a secure transition of ownership.
  • Real Estate Transactions: Facilitate due diligence in property dealings, offering sellers and buyers a secure platform to finalize their transactions.
  • Public Share Offerings: Our comprehensive Escrow solutions streamline the process from application to allotment and refunds, ensuring a smooth public offering process.
  • Online Transactions: Enhance the security of high-value online purchases, holding funds securely until the satisfaction of all transaction conditions.

Costs and Fees

The costs associated with a bank escrow account typically include:

  1. Payment Fees: Buyers usually pay a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual payment fee as per the agreement terms.
  2. Escrow Fees: The average cost of an escrow fee is 1% - 2% of the purchase price of the transaction. For instance, for a transaction priced at $200,000, escrow fees may range from $2,000 to $4,000.
  3. Additional Costs: Escrow fees can cover various expenses like paperwork, fund distribution, property taxes, homeowners insurance premiums, and title insurance premiums.
  4. Fee Structure: Escrow fees can be calculated as a percentage of the total transaction value or a flat rate.
  5. Payment Methods: Buyers can use wire transfers, credit cards (MasterCard, Visa), PayPal, or other specified methods to pay for escrow services.
  6. Disbursement Options: Sellers and brokers can choose their preferred disbursement method for transactions, with fees varying based on the method selected

Initiating Your IFB Bank Escrow Account

Embarking on setting up an Escrow Account with IFB Bank is straightforward:

  1. Agreement: Both parties consent to an Escrow Agreement, detailing the transaction terms.
  2. Funding the Account: Upon agreement, the buyer deposits the funds into the Escrow Account, with IFB Bank confirming receipt to all parties.
  3. Transaction Monitoring: We diligently monitor the transaction, ensuring compliance with the agreed terms.
  4. Successful Completion: Upon fulfilling the conditions, assets or funds are released as per the Escrow Agreement.
  5. Dispute Resolution: In case of disagreements, the account enters dispute resolution to decide the outcome of the held assets.

Leveraging Escrow for Secure Corporate Transactions

IFB Bank Escrow Accounts play a pivotal role in securing international trade, real estate transactions, and more, providing both parties the assurance needed to conduct business confidently.

Benefits of IFB Bank Escrow Accounts

  1. Financial Protection: Safeguarding all parties involved, with buyers enjoying the highest level of security.
  2. Ease of Payment Management: Manage taxes and insurance payments effortlessly through scheduled disbursements.
  3. Guaranteed Fulfillment of Payments: Ensure property taxes and insurance are timely paid, benefiting both homeowners and lenders.


IFB Bank Escrow Accounts symbolize the epitome of secure, reliable, and impartial financial transactions. Whether for project financing, real estate, or corporate share transactions, our Escrow services ensure your investments are protected, supporting your business's integrity and financial health.

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