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A complete guide to Escrow Services

Oct 28, 2020 - 05:47 AM Author - Axios


An Escrow is actually a bond, a deed, or other documents that are kept under the supervision of a third party and taking effect only when a specified condition has been fulfilled. In simple words, an escrow service is actually a middleman between a buyer and a seller, or a middleman between a homeowner and the country in the case of a mortgage for property taxes, insurance companies, and any person who the homeowner assigns to pay the funds from the escrow account.

How does an Escrow Account work?


In the course of a real estate transaction, the escrow officer (a lawyer or title company representative) takes care of all the necessary documents and deposits while the buyer and the seller work out the details. One of the most important duties of the escrow officer is to ensure that the closing functions smoothly and easily and everyone gets paid what they are owed that even includes the escrow officer who gets a fee of 1% to 2% of the cost of the home. And then after closing, the duty of the escrow officer is to record the deed and title transfer that makes you the authorized owner of the home. Sometimes another type of escrow account is needed. This happens when a mortgage lender holds money in escrow, pays property taxes and insurance. In this, every month you have to pay a part of the approximate annual costs along with principal and interest. And then at the end of the year, the lender modifies your monthly escrow figure based on the actual tax and insurance bills. So if in case you run short, you will be permitted to spread the difference out over the next year. And if you are paid high, then the lender will refund your money back.

Types of escrows


  • Business transfer arrangements

  • Real Estate Investments

  • Trust and retention escrow accounts

  • Acquisition of a controlling stake in Private Limited companies

  • Open offer Escrow

  • Escrow Collection bankers for initials public offer (Book-build IPO)

  • Escrow bankers for Reverse book build issues (De-listing open offers)


Escrow services Malaysia


An Escrow service refers to the arrangement between the trustee working as the escrow agent and the primary contracting parties, for the trustee to hold or pay out money or documents or source code or other items at the right time. After meeting the conditions that are stated in the arrangement by either both or one of the primary contracting parties, the trustee shall give the documents or items or pay out the money to the deserving party only after receiving such instructions in writing. There is a variety of escrow services provided in Malaysia in relation to different escrow situations such as payment services, outward foreign currency remittances, Inward foreign currency remittances/ FIRC issuance, providing documents/letters from authorized dealers, the guidance of dealerships to be received from merchant bankers, overseas acquirers, etc.

Business banking services

Financial services that are provided by financial industries to a business to carry out its operations are referred to as business banking services. Some of the major business banking services are as follows:


  • Proving working capital

  • Merchant loan-overdraft

  • Providing business loan

  • Trade financing

  • Customized solutions

  • Other services such as treasury solutions, accounts, cards, etc


Trade banking services


Trade banking refers to financial activities related to commerce and international trade. It includes lending, the issuance of letters of credit, factoring, export credit, and insurance. The parties involved with trade banking include importers and exporters, banks and financiers, insurers and export credit agencies, and service providers. Trade banking is all about the introduction of a third party to transactions to eliminate the payment risk and supply risk.

Online banking services

Online banking is also known as E-banking. It is an electronic payment system that allows customers of a bank or other financial institution to follow a range of financial transactions through the financial institution’s website.

Online banking services are:


  • Checking and managing bank accounts.

  • Transferring money through Interbank GIRO (IBG) OR Instant Transfer (IBFT)

  • Online application forms for prepaid MasterCard, ASB loan, Business Premises Financing, and property financing.

  • Bills payment

  • Top up mobile prepaid

  • Payment alert and reminders

  • Remittance

  • eStatements for bank accounts

  • eIPO and share trading

  • eFixed deposit

  • ASNB

Axios Credit Bank

Axios credit bank is an international financial institution providing offshore banking services. Axios credit bank provides a variety of trade banking services, online banking services as well as escrow services along with all the above-mentioned services. Axios bank’s escrow services make sure that the money is transferred to the exporter only when the shipment is delivered. So that the exporter and the importer do not have to worry.