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What documents do I need to open a Corporate Account?

To validate a Corporate Account you will need to send the following:

  • Application Forms (which will be provided by our Onboarding Team):

    • Corporate application form

    • Financial Institution Form

      Terms and conditions to be approved and signed

  • Supporting Documents:

    • Trading proof of address if different from registered address

    • Companies organisational structure identifying the UBO/parents/sister company (if complex)

    • Valid proof of ID for all directors and beneficial owners with more than 10% shares

    • Proof of address dated within the last 3 months for all directors and beneficial owners with more than 10% shares

    • Evidence of where the source of funds will come from

    • Latest financial statements or business plan for companies under 2 years old

    • AML and CTF policy (and procedures)

    • Geographical Risk Assessment

    • Fraud policy and procedures

    • Transaction Monitoring and suspicious activity reports (SARS) policies - if not included in your financial crime policy

    • PEP and Sanctions policy - if not contained in the AML policy

    • The CV of the MLRO

    • Certified corporate documents (listed below) will be requested for clients outside of the UK and in some cases apostilled corporate documents may be requested Certificate of incorporation or equivalent document

    • Articles/Memorandum of Association or equivalent document

    • Shareholders register or equivalent document

    • Directors register or equivalent

  • Requirements

    • ID documents must be valid and in colour (passports must show both pages / ID cards must show front and back)

    • Proof of address documents should either be a utility bill (water, gas, electricity) or a bank statement

    • We cannot accept scanned/screenshot documents, all documents must be either in photo format or a downloadable pdf

    • All mandatory fields on the application form must be filled out before your application can be reviewed

    • All documents listed above must be provided, in the case where they cannot please notify us of re-submission

How do I open a Corporate Account?

If you are interested in opening a Corporate Account, you can contact us via email at and one of our account managers will get in touch with you.

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