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How do I get an immaculate british bank account?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by endorphine, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. endorphine

    endorphine Newbie

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    So I found my niche on the British market, but as I can currently only offer payment per paypal, I lose most of my potential customers. I need a British bank account for giropay and that kind of stuff.

    I am German, in Germany, and I don't have the spare money to rent an apartment on the Isles, so getting a private bank account the usual way won't work. Does anyone know if getting a business account is possible if you don't have a branch office there? Or can you suggest any other way? I have a valid VAT ID (USt-IdNr.), if that helps. By the way, I will not implement any legal weakness in the crucial framework of my operations, so please don't waste your time with suggesting anything "blackhat" that is less than 100% waterproof or by offering me bank accounts of questionable origin. Good suggestions are very welcome. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nookie Monster

    Nookie Monster Senior Member

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    I would suggest that you contact several UK banks and just ask them. Couldn't hurt to try.....
     
  3. endorphine

    endorphine Newbie

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    Well, I feel stupid now.