Opening a bank account for the company

Opening a bank account for the company

At Offshore Company Corp, we consider a company to be impractical unless it holds a corporate bank account.

The exceptions are holding companies that are created with the sole purpose of holding shares in other companies.

Thus we have developed a banking network and expertise which enables us to open accounts for all companies we register. Obviously, the final decision to open an account depends on the bank, Our professional status as "International Corporate Service Provider" and our signing of a good conduct charter give us the status of "eligible introducer" in the eyes of financial establishments in general.

As a result of this, opening an account and managing the dossier are much simpler, we send the banking file directly to our clients. We can also open bank accounts by correspondence for the majority of banks with whom we work.

How do we choose our network of banks?

With our 10 years of experience in the field, and we are able to select banks that are secure, provide excellent services, as well as numerous banking facilities (e-banking, credit cards, letters of credit, etc.).

In addition, other important characteristics are studied before selecting a bank, such as:

  • Political and economic stability of the country where the bank is located.
  • Bank confidentiality to preserve the privacy of our customers.
  • Financial guarantees of the bank to avoid the risk of bankruptcy.
  • Excellent reputation of the institution.
  • Wide range of financial products offered.

Which account for which customer?

The Offshore Company Corp customer profile is varied and includes, among others, entrepreneurs, pensioners, shareholders, import-export businessmen, heirs, consultants and patent owners. We have, therefore, developed a banking network where an account can be opened for any type of activity.

What banking facilities are available?

As a general rule, the following facilities are available from the financial establishments with whom we work:

  • Multi-currency accounts;
  • E-banking
  • Trading in currency, shares and other titles;
  • Interest bearing accounts;
  • Credit card and debit card;

We point out that it is difficult for offshore companies to establish credit lines, loans or other cash facilities unless assets are deposited with a bank to serve as collateral.

How to choose the country where the bank account will be opened?

Offshore Company Corp opens bank accounts in the following countries :

  • Belize
  • Switzerland
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Latvia
  • St Vincent
  • Mauritius

A company is free to open an account where it wishes. Therefore, a company registered in Hong Kong may well have its bank account in Switzerland and vice versa. To determine what would be the most appropriate jurisdiction for your bank account, please contact one of our advisors who would be happy to assist you. For more information, please also see our frequently asked questions about bank accounts.

Which documents are needed to open a bank account?

As a general rule the bank asks for a certified copy of the shareholder's and director's passport (beneficial owner), as well as recent proof of residence which, must be less than three months old. If the client goes to the bank in person to open the account, a certified copy of the passport is not required. In Mauritius, banks also require a letter of reference from a bank and a CV.

We will send you the additional documents necessary for opening the account by email, as an attachment, for you to sign and return to us preferably by special courier ( DHL, FedEx or Chronopost), along with the other documents mentioned above.

Here are some of the banks Offshore Company Corp work with

  • HSBC
  • DBS
  • Standard Charted
  • ABC
  • Afrasia
  • Choice Bank
  • Euro Pacific Bank
  • CIM Bank
  • Belize Bank International
  • Rietumu Bank

Relative Core Services

  1. Offshore Company Formation
  2. Opening Offshore Bank Accounts Services
  3. Merchant account online
  4. Virtual office and Local phone