Offshore Bank Account

Once we have incorporated your company, we can assist you in opening a business bank account. We will liaise with the bank on your behalf throughout the application process. There is no requirement for you to visit the bank or travel to our office.

We offer introductions to Euro-Pacific and Choice Bank for all your corporate banking requirements. The process can take up to 2 weeks for completion and costs £650. Our fee is inclusive of all courier costs and a full set of apostilled company documents, as required by the bank.

Both banks offer full banking facilities, online account access, credit/ cash cards and accounts in all major currencies - Euros, British Pound Sterling, US/ Canadian Dollar and Japanese Yen.

Belize Bank Account - Choice Bank

We also provide banking introductions within Belize and we will need the following for all directors, shareholders and signatories:

·   An original notarized passport copy
·   An original bank reference dated within the last 3 months
·   An original reference from an accountant or practicing attorney also dated within 3 months (optional if Belize Bank International is your bank of choice)
·   An original utility bill dated within three months

You may provide scanned copies of all these documents first for the bank account and once approved the originals are to be couriered. There are 5 international banks in Belize and some of them may take from 7 days to 3 weeks to process your application. A tip in expediting the process is to make sure that the references can be verified, The bank can make direct contact. Depending on which bank is chosen we can have the IBC and bank account process completed within 2 weeks.

Personal Due Diligence Requirements

To open your account, the bank will require you to supply the following documents for all company directors, beneficial owners and& account signatories:

  • Certified passport copy
  • Certified proof of address. Ideally a utility bill confirming your residential address, dated within the last 3 months
  • A letter from your Bank confirming that your account with them is in Good Standing

Corporate Due Diligence Requirements

The bank will require copies of the following company documents:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association/Incorporation
  • List of Directors
  • List of Shareholders, including the full name and address of each beneficial owner holding 5% or more of the company's shares
  • Certificate of Good Standing - if registered for more than 1 year

We will obtain a full set of apostilled corporate documents on your behalf from the Registry in the jurisdiction where your company is registered.

You will need to supply a detailed overview of your company's primary business activities/operations, and an indication of anticipated transactions on the current account.

If you wish to proceed with our bank introductory service, please complete the quick questionnaire on the following link and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Offshore Bank Account
  • Bank Introduction Fee - £650 (plus VAT) Our fee is inclusive of all courier costs (if applicable) and a full set of apostilled company documents.
Choice Bank Advantages
  • Secured Remote Banking – you are not required to visit the bank in person
  • Safety - An International bank chartered under the International Banking Act of 1996, in Belize
  • Prepaid Credit Cards - MasterCard corporate cards
  • Multi-Currency Accounts - British Pounds, US Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Japanese Yen and more
  • Online Banking - Full online banking facilities
  • Initial Minimum Deposit - US$50,000
Euro Pacific Bank Advantages
  • Secured Remote Banking – You are not required to visit the bank in person
  • Safety - Euro Pacific Bank Limited is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as a Class A International Bank
  • Multi-Currency Accounts - British Pounds, Euros, US Dollar, Japanese Yen and more
  • Broad range of banking services - Including internet banking, banks cards, brokerage, gold/silver backed accounts and more
  • Initial Minimum Deposit - US$500