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Opening Swiss Corporate Bank Account

We can refer you to two Bank in Switzerland to open corporate account.

Corporate accounts require extensive documentation about the company and all documents have to be authenticated according to the bank's exact instructions. Each country requires different documents, so contact us beforehand. Corporate accounts typically take several weeks to be set up and we cannot describe the set-up process as straightforward.

Please be advised that we need information about both the company's business and its beneficial owners.

Open corporate accounts, no matter the type of account.


After your order within a day or two you will have receive an account manager or you can also follow application via phone. You will be sent corporate forms to fill in. Certified copy of incorporations company documents are usually required.

Swiss Corporate Account

CHF 300 per year for corporate account is the fee. This account it is not avalaible for Offshore's company.
 

Depending on the kind of business you have, the Bank will require extra documents. The following legal form will be applied. Bank will need the document in parentheses for identification.

Association (Articles of Association and/or commercial register extract)
Association with commercial purpose (Articles of Association and/or commercial register extract)
Cooperative (Commercial register extract)
Foreign legal status (Commercial register extract or similar document)
General pertnership (Commercial register extract)
Limited liability company (Commercial register extract)
Limited partnership (Commercial register extract)
Fundation (Deed of foundation and/or Commercial register extract)
Public administration (Extract from the Commercial Register, if entered in the Commercial Register, proof of identification of the accountholder/s)
Public corpeartion/institute (Extract from the Commercial Register, if entered in the Commercial Register, proof of identification of the accountholder/s)
Public limited company (Commercial register extract)
Simple partnership with a commercial purpose and with a written partnership agreement (proof of identification of the accountholder/s)
Simple partnership with a commercial purpose and without a written partnership agreement (proof of identification of the accountholder/s)
Simple partnership with no commercial purpose and with a written partnership agreement (proof of identification of the accountholder/s)
Simple partnership with no commercial purpose and without a written partnership agreement (proof of identification of the accountholder/s)
Sole proprietorship (Extract from the Commercial Register, if entered in the Commercial Register, proof of identification of the accountholder/s)

No minimum deposit required.

Credit card available against colllateral deposit.

CHF 300 per year for corporate account is the fee.

Bank profile:
The Bank is Switzerland's leading provider of online financial and trading services. Listed on the Swiss Market Exchange since May 29, 2000, has its headquarters in Gland (VD) and a branch in Glattzentrum (ZH).
The Bank holds a banking licence issued by the Swiss Banking Commission, and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association.As Switzerland’s principal online bank, manages accounts in CHF, EUR and USD (and in virtually all other currencies on request), pays interest on CHF and foreign-currency accounts, acts as custodian for all types of securities, advances secured loans, advises on the investment of liquid funds in term deposits and money-market investment funds, keeps banking correspondence in safe custody and offers a choice of three credit cards. It operates a three-level access identification system.

It offers simple, rapid, electronic dealing in shares, funds, options, warrants and bonds in the following markets: SWX, Virt-X, Bern, Nasdaq, NYSE, Amex, German markets (Xetra, Euwax, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin-Bremen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover), Euronext (Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels), Canada (Toronto and TSX Venture), and Scandinavian markets (Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo, Copenhagen) – not forgetting the foreign-exchange market and off-exchange trading (outside stock-exchange dealing hours) in derivative products (Citibank, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank and Vontobel). The trading room is linked to more than 60 stock markets in over 40 countries, and can therefore conduct off-line transactions by phone.

 

Corporate Investment Bank Account

The minimum amount to open an account is 5000 CHF (about 4000$).
Bank do not offer debit cards or credit cards. You can make withdrawals by wire transfer.
You select the currency in which you want the account to be. You also have the possibility to have sub-accounts in other major currencies (usd, chf, eur, gbp, plz, sgd, hkd,.....)
There is no maintenance fee. The only fees on the account are for trades.
US entities will only be able to trade Forex.
Support in English, French, Deutsch, Italian and Spanish.
Switzerland's banking secret is mostly for tax issues. Bank do not provide information on to tax authorities.

For the account opening process, it is required: ck-list 1b Sujet : Liste des documents à fournir pour l'ouverture d'un
I. For commercial companies
1. Filling in of the profile for the account opening by a legal entity.
2. Collection of the following documents:
􀂾Certified copy of a certificate of incorporation of the company. The certified copy of the certificate of incorporation of the company should not be older than 12 months. The certificate of incorporation printed on the Internet should bear the same date as the request for the account opening.
􀂾Certified copy of identification documents for all authorised signatories of the company.
􀂾Certified copy of memorandum and articles of association.
􀂾Last audited financial statements (not mandatory but recommended).
􀂾If the beneficial owner is not the company itself but an individual, then all documents required for the account opening by an individual must be collected, that is:
􀂃Certified copy of an identification document.
􀂃Profile for individuals.
􀂃Utility bill (not older than 3 months) in order to confirm the current address of the person.
􀂾If applicable, powers of attorney (not older than 12 months) for third parties authorised to manage the account.

NB: The certification of the documents can be effected by a notary public or a public authority (in Switzerland post offices may also certify documents).

II. For domiciliary companies (often called "offshore" companies although domiciliary companies may be either Swiss or foreign)
1. Filling in of the profile for the account opening by a legal entity.
2. Collection of the following documents:
􀂾Certified copy of a certificate of incorporation of the company.. The certified copy of the certificate of incorporation of the company should not be older than 12 months. The certificate of incorporation printed on the Internet should bear the same date as the request for the account opening.

Sujet : Liste des documents à fournir pour l'ouverture d'un compte par une personne morale (version anglaise) Check-list 1b
􀂾If the certificate of incorporation is older than 12 months, then the following documents must be collected:
􀂃either a certificate of good standing not older than 12 months. This document equals a certificate of incorporation; it is an official certificate confirming that the company is duly incorporated, that all taxes have been paid, that its most recent annual report has been filed, and that articles of dissolution have not been filed. In addition to the certificate of good standing, certified copies of the resolutions (not older than 12 months) of the company appointing the members of the board of directors as well as the officers of the company.
􀂃or a certificate of incumbency not older than 12 months. This document covers the information provided in the certificate of good standing and lists the members of the board of directors as well as the officers of the company.
􀂾Certified copy of identification documents for all authorised signatories of the company.
􀂾Certified copy of memorandum and articles of association.
􀂾Either a resolution or a power of attorney (not older than 12 months) issued by the board of directors, covering the following issues:
􀂃Appointment of the persons authorised to sign the account opening documents.
􀂃Appointment of the persons authorised to manage the account.
􀂾For the individual being the beneficial owner (NB: for an offshore company, the beneficial owner cannot be the company) all documents required for the opening of an account by an individual must be collected, that is:
􀂃Certified copy of an identification document.
􀂃Profile for individuals.
􀂃Utility bill (not older than 3 months) in order to confirm the current address of the person.

NB: The certification of the documents can be effected by a notary public or a public authority (in Switzerland post offices may also certify documents).

 

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