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UK bank account?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by hyp959, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. hyp959

    hyp959 Registered Member

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    hello,
    I registered a uk company yesterday,
    but how to open a uk bank account ?
    I am a chinese ,i can't go to the United Kingdom now
    Anyone can help?
    thanks
     
  2. welshman

    welshman Power Member

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    If you have a properly registered company, ie with Companies House here in the UK, and you have a multi-national bank near you, eg HSBC that has branches here in the UK, I would take all your paperwork and get them to open a UK account for you. Or get a UK lawyer to open the account for you.
     
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  3. BlackHattin

    BlackHattin BANNED BANNED

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    Do you have a house in the UK? i think it would be impossible if you don't. If you do then just sign up the account to your house address then send the verification documents they will need direct to the address they tell you too when you sign up online.
     
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  4. Mondlicht

    Mondlicht Junior Member

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    there're banks where you can partly have online registration. they will basically send the paperwork to your residence in the uk, where you just sign, and put in documents of proof of identification like passport, electricity bill etc. send back with the envelope they provide and you finished opening the account ( they will send back the documents of course. )
    all that a friend can do that for you who's in the uk. natwest for example does this.

    since you have a registered office, you can just send the stuff there i guess.

    else you might need to wait a few days and i'll could help you out for exchange of some $ , how does that sound? since i am around in the uk and have a residence there.

    if interested, drop a pm.

    btw. since you opened one but you're chinese ( in china i suppose ) how much did you have to pay for opening it? as well where you've done it, cause usally you just pay about 50£ for the whole process.
     
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  5. paydot

    paydot Newbie

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    I am also from China
     
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    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    One way to do it would mean adding someone in the UK as a director, call
    him finance director or something. Have them go to the bank and fill out the
    mandate and open a mail drop at your registered office. Once the account is
    open add you as a signatory and set up mail forward from your mail drop.
    Now he can now resign as director leaving you as sole director with bank account
    attached.
     
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