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About the Bank
This bank is one of the world's largest bank. Its headquarter is located in London, UK. The bank offers a full range of banking and financial services to its customers all over the world.
The bank was established over 300 years ago. Currently, the bank operates in more than 50 countries and employs approximately 155,000 people.
The bank has 1.63 trillion British Pounds in assets. Its profit in 2008 was 6.1 billion British Pounds despite the tough market conditions.
Banking Secrecy and Tax Treaties
Isle of Man is an UK dependency territory, which enjoys a high degree of domestic legislative and political autonomy.
UK authorities has no direct access to bank information. Court order is required to get such access.
Isle of Man has double tax treaties with 14 countries including UK, US and France. The treaties create valuable opportunities for international tax planning.
Isle of Man is not a member of the EU. Therefore, EU Savings Tax Directive has no power here. The Directive requires EU financial institutions to report to their national tax authorities about interest earned by individuals, who are residents of other EU countries. That information is passed to the tax authorities of those countries.
Isle of Man have been forced to adopt some elements of the Directive. However, Isle of Man has no obligations and does not report on interest earned by individuals, who are residents of EU countries. Instead, it opted to apply withholding/retention tax on such interest, as follow:
The above tax is not applicable to individual residents of non-EU countries.
EU Savings Tax Directive is not applicable to the interest paid to legal entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, trusts and foundations. Thus the withholding/retention tax is not deducted from interest earned by legal entities.
Required Corporate Documents
Our company prepares all required corporate documents in accordance with the bank requirements.
Required Personal Documents
The bank requires the following personal documents from each Shareholder, Beneficial Owner, Director and Authorized Signatory:
Certification must be done by a recognized bank, North American or European Union notary or a lawyer, who is a member of a recognized official association.
Our clients, who use the bank introduction services are not required to visit the bank in person.
The Isle of Man branch is oriented toward wealth management services. Therefore, the bank would like to accept clients, who are able to invest a minimum of US$1,000,000.
If you are not planning to invest such amount, you may apply for opening a bank account with the Seychelles branch of the UK bank. In this case a minimum deposit required is $100,000.
If you would like to make less deposit, you should review requirements of other banks our company works with and select one of them.
Re minimum balance is US$1,000,000.
The bank offers advanced online banking International Corporate e-Banking, which includes:
Clients have access to their accounts 24/7.
Debit and Credit Cards
The bank offers debit cards Visa. Debit cards are linked to the clients bank accounts. As a result, clients have the following advantages:
There are no credit limit and security deposit for debit cards. As soon as a client has a positive balance on his corporate account, he may use the card.
Credit cards are not available for international business companies.
The bank usually opens a corporate account in one to two week after receiving completed application forms, corporate and personal documents and verification of clients personal documents and business information.
The bank opens accounts in USD, EUR, GBP and CAD.
Bank Account Fees:
Debit Card Fees:
Feedback of Our Clients
Our company introduces its clients to the bank and constantly monitors clients experience with the bank's services.
The bank's new client acceptance rate is around 30%. About 70% of applications are declined due the bank specializes on offering wealth management services rather than services for business companies.
Our clients, who use this bank have high level of satisfaction with the bank's services.