As a popular financial services centre, the Isle of Man is also considered an attractive jurisdiction for a business registration. The process of establishing a company in the Isle of Man is governed by a number of requirements that fall within the scope of the Companies Act.
When starting a business in this jurisdiction, it is important to know how to open a bank account in the name of a company. This material was written to notify you of some aspects of opening a corporate account in the Isle of Man.
Types of bank accounts in the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man has the same banking system as the UK. In addition, most of the banking institutions operating within this territory are British bank`s subsidiaries, which level of reliability attracts investors wanting to open an account for an Isle of Man company.
You can open bank accounts in the Isle of Man of the following types:
- personal accounts;
- savings accounts;
- corporate accounts.
Account opening requirements
The requirements for opening an account with an Isle of Man bank depend on whether the potential customer is an individual or legal entity.
In the case of companies intending to open corporate accounts in the Isle of Man the proof of identity (passport) and confirmation of existing local office are required.
In order to open an account for a company in the Isle of Man, the founders do not need to visit the bank in person, but the presence of a director is mandatory. In addition, you must know that the minimum deposit is determined according to the bank rules.
Multi-currency corporate bank accounts
Although, the official currency of the Isle of Man is pound sterling (GBP), many banks of the island offer multi-currency services. Opening a multi-currency account in the Isle of Man make it easier for customers to conduct international business around the world.
How to choose a bank
When planning to open a corporate bank account in the Isle of Man, it is important to familiarize yourself with existing financial institutions. We offer you 3 prestigious banks that are currently active in the jurisdiction:
- Isle of Man Bank Limited. Among the products and services provided by this institution it is worth to highlight the following: corporate accounts, saving accounts, online stock exchange services, issuing of credit cards, financial planning, loans for individuals and SME, online banking;
- Standard Bank Isle of Man Limited. Those, who decide to open a business account in Standard Bank Isle of Man will enjoy personal and commercial banking services, as well as opening of savings, payment and investment accounts in GBP or foreign currencies;
- Cayman National Bank and Trust Company (Isle of Man) Limited. By choosing this institution, private and corporate clients will have an opportunity to use a wide range of financial services and banking products.
ADVICE FROM YB CASE TEAM
We recommend foreign investors, who want to open an account for a company in the Isle of Man remotely, contact YB Case specialists for personal advice. Experts of our company are ready to provide you with professional assistance in opening an account in the Isle of Man.
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