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Old 13.09.2011, 15:30
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Help needed - Corporate Bank account

Hi all.
My wife is the Director of a UK Ltd. Company.
She is also resident in Switzerland and for this reason, in order to manage properly payments and other stuff related to accounting, she would like to have a Corporate Bank account for the UK Ltd located in Switzerland (preferably in Zurich).
Is there anyone working in the Corporate Dept. of any bank located in Zurich or surroundings willing to help? Or anyone able to indicate how to manage this?
As I said, she would need the account to perfom payment, check invoices issued are paid, check status (all these actions via internet) and having corporate credit card.
Thanks a lot for your help.
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Old 13.09.2011, 15:33
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Re: Help needed - Corporate Bank account

It's entirely possible to get a business account with UBS, Postfinance, etc but you might need to have a legal entity registered in Switzerland.

How many people are employed by her Ltd company? Her and the secretary? Do you have the incorporation stuff too?

I'd suggest a walk-in at UBS on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich where English will be spoken and asking the question. It'll take only a few minutes.....go through to the back there not to the counters.
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Old 13.09.2011, 15:54
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Re: Help needed - Corporate Bank account

Hi KB.
Thanks for your answer.
"How many people are employed by her Ltd company?".
My wife as Director and one accountant in the UK.
The Secretary is not mandatory for some Ltd. types.
And yes, she has all the incorporation documents+share allocation structure+Articles & Memorandum of Association.

In any case, thanks for the advice about UBS on Bahnhofstrasse.
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Re: Help needed - Corporate Bank account

Your wife's status is, I think, irrelevant. The ltdco is resident in the UK. It should still be able to open an off-shore account, in Switzerland.
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Re: Help needed - Corporate Bank account

Thanks NotAllThere.
That's exactly the point.
As soon as the word "offshore" account is named, it looks like banks people start getting crazy :-)
Any good suggestions on top of those provided by KB previously?
I mean, if you are working in a bank where you know it's possible to open this type of accounts, well, let me know ;-)
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