Bank Account for Offshore Company
With a few exceptions, it still is possible for a client to be identified through approved intermediaries such as IBCC without having to make a personal visit to the bank for opening of an account.
Banks in Latvia or Cyprus – for trading operations clients often prefer these banks as the least time consuming to open, more flexible for transactions and more convenient to work with due to user-friendly internet banking systems.
Banks in Switzerland – for investment and fund protection. Traditionally, Swiss banks are confidential and secure.
Offshore Banks (licenses obtained from traditional offshore jurisdictions) are usually used for trading operations.
In order to open a new bank account for an offshore company, any reputable bank will request personal and professional details on the owner of the offshore company.
Specifically, the bank will need to identify the beneficial owner of the company and any account signatories by requesting their
- passport copy (preferably international passport)
- proof of residential address (1-2 utility bills – for example for electricity, cable TV, internet, which are not older than 3 months). These documents must indicate the owner\’s name, surname and residential address.
- curriculum vitae
- bank reference
- business description of company
The standard set of offshore company documentation (certified by a notary and legalised with Apostille) is required by most banks. Our offshore company packages include corporate document sets that suit the requirements of the most banks. Nevertheless, any bank may request additional documents as they see appropriate.
Bank accounts for Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai companies in corresponding countries require a personal interview with the bank officer at the location of the bank.
Besides a personal visit, these banks will require more profound information on the qualification of the company’s beneficial owners and business profile of the company.
With our introduction service, we review the proposed company activity and documents, as well information on the owner to see if their profile and requirements fit the specific bank. Then we proceed to arrange completion and signing of the bank documents and interview set-up.
Please contact us for more details on the bank that interests you and their specific requirements.