British Virgin Islands
Bank Account Opening Services

At Atrium, we consider a company to be practically useless, unless it holds a corporate bank account.

The exceptions are holding companies that are created with the sole purpose of holding shares in other companies.

Thus, we have developed a banking network and expertise which enables us to open accounts for all companies we register. Obviously, the final decision to open an account depends on the bank, but our account opening success rate is close to 95%.

Our professional status as "Corporate Service Provider" and our signing of a good conduct charter give us the status of "eligible introducer" in the eyes of financial establishments in general.

As a result of this, opening an account and managing the dossier are much simpler; we send the banking file directly to our clients. We can also open bank accounts remotely, for the majority of banks we work with.

Our clients can benefit from the following options offered by a majority of our banking partners: Internet Banking, Standing order/ Direct debit, Cheque book, Credit card or Debit card, BACS, CHAPS available, Telephone banking. Normally you will benefit from a period of FREE business banking transaction on a day-to-day basis; a bank account can be open in Euro, US dollar, Pound Sterling, Swiss Franc, Japanese Yen or local currency.

We have made this process as fast and integrated as possible in order to ensure that you receive a first-class service. Throughout the process we are kept up to date with your bank account progress. We do not have any signing rights on the account unless you explicitly instruct us to act as signatories in trust or as a part of the nominee services we provide.

Our company provides professional advice on selection and collaboration with well-established bank for each client individually; we undertake a full set of services on the organization of cooperation with the most reputable and respected banks.

How to Open a Bank Account

Specifically, the bank will need to identify the beneficial owner of the company and any account signatories by requesting them:
- Passport copy (preferably international passport)
- Proof of residential address (1-2 utility bills – for
 example for electricity, cable TV, internet, which are
 not older than 3 months). These documents
 must indicate the owner’s name, surname and
 residential address.
- Curriculum vitae
- Bank reference
- Business description of company

The standard set of offshore company documentation (certified by a notary and legalised with Apostil) is required by most banks. Our offshore company packages include corporate document sets that suit the requirements of the most banks. Nevertheless, any bank may request additional documents as they see appropriate.

With our introduction service, we review the proposed company activity and documents, as well information on the owner to see if their profile and requirements fit the specific bank. Then we proceed to arrange completion and signing of the bank documents and interview set-up.

International Recommended Banks

ABC Banking Corporation, Mauritius
Atlantic International Bank, Belize
Bank One, Mauritius
BOC, Bank of Cyprus
CGD, Caixa Geral de Depositos, Portugal
CIM Banque, Switzerland
Euro Deniz IBU Bank, Northern Cyprus
Euro Pacific Bank, Puerto Rico
First Caribbean International Bank, BVI
Heritage International Bank & Trust Ltd, BVI
ICICI Bank, UK
Mau Bank, Mauritius
VP Bank, BVI

If either of these banks or jurisdictions to set up your corporate bank account suits you, we shall be very pleased to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Open a Business Company in the
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Should you have any question or
Matter you would like to discuss with us

Our multi-lingual team of business advisors is happy to assist you with all upcoming questions and issues in relation to your company.
You may call or email us, and we will be happy to assist you in a fast and efficient manner.
You can also come visit us at one of our offices near you, to personally discuss all matters you need to clarify, before you take a decision.
Arrange an appointment and we will be happy to meet with you.

Legal disclaimer

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Atrium & Associates (BVI) Ltd does not offer legal or tax advice without consultation with certified professionals with related appropriate skill and expertise.

The information contained in this website is for general guidance on matters of interest only and should not be considered as guidance for financial or tax decisions, or a substitute for specific professional consultation.

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