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Is it Possible to Setup a USA Bank Account from the UK?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Big_Daddy, May 6, 2010.

  1. Big_Daddy

    Big_Daddy Registered Member

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    Nothing dodgy totally legit, but want a US bank account to receive certain payments more efficiently.

    So far from what I have read it seems unlikely but if any one knows how let me know asap.

    Thanks!
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Take a look at netspend.com and see if that is an option for you.
     
  3. Big_Daddy

    Big_Daddy Registered Member

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    Im not sure they take on UK customers...

    anyone else?
     
  4. welshman

    welshman Power Member

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    Have a look at
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    http://www.citibank.co.uk/index.htm
    USA bank, but has branches here in the UK. You can have dollar balances in your account. don't know if this would help.
     
  5. Big_Daddy

    Big_Daddy Registered Member

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    hmm, nah still not suitable.

    I would ask someone on here to take the money for me, then paypal it me for say $100 or so, but it is a big risk I don't think I would want to take.

    There must be an option for UK citizens to take money to a US based account?
     
  6. thedudelady

    thedudelady Registered Member

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    I am from South Africa and tried all means to get a USA bank account. I phone a few banks and they said if I am in USA all I need was my passport. I did find one bank that charges $400 to setup a account online no problem and it is legit.

    Luckily for us we can now receive paypal funds for the last 2 months so i no longer need that option.

    With USA paypal account you have to link a bank account (as far as I know not a credit card) to make the account valid to use. With the UK you only need bank account in the account holders name if you want to withdraw money.
     
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    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Form an LLC for a non US resident in Delaware or Oregon and have your agents (attourney/nominee director) open the account for you. Probably cost in the region of £1000 now but well worth it.
     
  8. hamlak

    hamlak Newbie

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    You can check up with the service below. They have a solution for you.

    http://www.NonUsBankAccount.com

    hope this helps anyone looking for a US Bank account solution.
     
  9. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Who designed that web site, Mickey Mouse?
     
  10. bu11d0g

    bu11d0g Guest

    Mickey mouse just might be right, the whois info:
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    Domain Name: NONUSBANKACCOUNT.COM
       Registrar: DIRECTI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. D/B/A PUBLICDOMAINREGISTRY.COM
       Whois Server: whois.PublicDomainRegistry.com
       Referral URL: http://www.PublicDomainRegistry.com
       Name Server: NS1.HOSTSAKER.COM
       Name Server: NS2.HOSTSAKER.COM
       Status: clientTransferProhibited
       Updated Date: 21-may-2010
       [B]Creation Date: 21-may-2010[/B]
       Expiration Date: 21-may-2011
    I just had to LOL.
     
  11. rocsk79

    rocsk79 BANNED BANNED

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    yes completely possible. Just form a "company" llc as others have said. I currently have a US bank account and 2 Japanese bank accounts.
     
  12. hamlak

    hamlak Newbie

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    that is because the service sales page was at the address below http://www.ewealthsuccess.com/us-bank.html

    The company decided to get a separate keyword domain for the service, so they had to acquire that domain name recently. The service is not new, has been operating for over two years.

    If you type the above URL, you will see that it now redirects to this new domain.

    That is all.
     
  13. internext2

    internext2 Registered Member

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    If you go to the US it's very easy. Wells Fargo will take If you want to do it remotely it's possible but a bit more difficult. Try any bank with branches in the UK. If you have a premier account with HSBC they will do it for you
     
  14. Pyronix

    Pyronix Junior Member

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    Take a wee holiday trip over opening a bank account in person is relatively
    easy i done it a few months ago while on holiday in Florida by walking into sun trust account was opened there and then with cheque book and debt card issued

    or as others said go down the llc route

    Where you based in the uk ?
     
  15. jonnyquest

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    Dude ... what physical address did you use? If you opened a Fla Corp or LLC you need a "physical address" to open the corp/llc, and requires papers to show bank, but can use any other address as a mailing such as on you checks.

    Open up a UPS or mailing service address and have them send you anything sent to you and it is good, but you need an "agent" to serve as your representative in order to receive legal documents.

    JQ
     
  16. Pyronix

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    its a personal account i used the rental villa address and just set the account to receive no paper statements so every things done with online banking and Visa ATM card
     
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    this company (http://www.ewealthsuccess.com/us-bank.html) is legal? someone has taken their services before?
     
  18. boothjul

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    Legit way: Forming a US based Delaware company & your formation agent will usually allow the use of their business address for company registration address & you can use that for banking purposes. Then approach a US based bank and apply.

    No-Legit way: Paypal cards

    Inadvisable way: ask someone else to receive the money into their account & then forward to your bank account in your own country. DON'T: the US IRS monitor & there are all sorts of tax implications and money laundering. It's enough to spoil your day.