Business Bank Account in UK without physical visit

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by greatfargo, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. greatfargo

    greatfargo Newbie

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    Hi,

    I started a company in UK to serve our European customers as we are a US travel company. I need to open a bank account and a merchant account in UK or Europe without having to visit the bank. I don't want to fly to Europe just to open a bank account. I see most of the offshore banks in Europe have high fees or ask for a big deposit to open the account. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. netmatrix

    netmatrix Regular Member

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    I would first contact a local bank in the US (such as CitiBank) that also has branches in the UK.

    I'm sure they can give you step-by-step instructions, and they might be able to actually help you set it up.
     
  3. greatfargo

    greatfargo Newbie

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    I tried HSBC in USA and CitiBank but they said that they cannot open a UK account.