UK business bank account opening

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Opening a business bank account in the UK can be tricky for those who are operating overseas. Every new to bank-customer relationship must now evidence compliance with both legal and reputational regulations.

This means providing complete details of ownership and sources of wealth and on top of this, each bank has different risk thresholds and customer application. This can make the process of opening a bank account a very complex task.

What do we do?

We are specialists in reducing the risk involved with international investment projects. We have an extensive network of contacts to help get you set up as quickly as possible.

We also provide businesses with a comprehensive advisory service to launch their business in the UK which goes beyond opening the bank account. We work with clients on setting up the appropriate corporate structures, providing company secretarial services and corporate governance support, dealing with employment and immigration matters, as well as helping businesses to invest in, acquire, lease, develop or refit commercial property.

We provide the following services to help support your business through bank account applications:

  • We provide a UK business banking solution within 5 business days
  • Review UK commercial/business banking applications
  • Match and introduce you to a full UK business bank account provider
  • Provide ongoing support during your application process
Without International Investment Services’ involvement we would still be struggling to find a bank.'
COO, NZ, AgriTech
  • Review your business case if required
  • Serve as your UK Resident Account Signatory
  • Serve as your UK Non-Executive Director
  • Verify / notarise documents
  • Translated documents

We help clients to efficiently navigate this process who are in need of supporting the set-up of an account. Additionally, our services help to minimise the risk of disruption when funds flow from customers, to your business, and onto your shareholders and suppliers.

Who do we help?

We help organisations looking to invest in the UK and elsewhere by finding the right location, people, funding and infrastructure.

We had been trying for over 8 months to get a UK business bank account. We met Paul Webster and within 3 days we had a business account and a bank application underway.'
CEO, USA, FinTech

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