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Corporate Account Opening Requirements

ICBC (London) offers a Corporate Account service predominantly aimed at business customers with strategic links to China / Chinese markets.
Key product features include internet banking and a competitive cross-border payment remittance service.

In order to fulfil our regulatory obligations when establishing a new relationship, we may ask to see a range of materials from customers who apply to open a Corporate Account with ICBC(London).

As a minimum this should include;

1. Company Documents

- Company Registration Certificate
- Memorandum and Articles of Association
- Proof of company address
- List of directors and principal shareholders (i.e. individuals who control more than 25% of the company)
- List of authorised signatories
- An account application letter describing the nature of your business and proposed purpose of the account
- Current business plan

2. Proof of Identity for Beneficial Owners and Directors
- Passport (with accompanying valid UK Visa / Residence Permit if applicable)

3. Proof of Address for Beneficial Owners and Directors (Present at least one from the list below) 
(Present at least one from the list below)

- Full valid photocard driving licence
- Bank statement provided by another bank (dated within last 3 months.) (Printed Internet Bank statements are not acceptable)
- Utility bill (dated within last 3 months. Mobile phone bills are not acceptable)
- Council Tax bill (dated within current tax year)
- Benefit book or original notification letter from the Benefits Agency
confirming the right to benefits.(dated within last 6 months)
- Mortgage statement (dated within last 3 months)
- Valid Home Insurance (dated Building or Contents) or Car Insurance Certificate

4. Steps of Application

In order to open our Corporate Account, applicant will need to follow the 3-step procedure as listed below:

Step 1: Corporate Account Opening Flow Chart

Corporate Account Opening Process Diagram Flow Chart

Step 2: Corporate Account Survey

Account Document Checklist for Corporate in UK

Corporate Account Customer Survey

Step 3: Corporate Account Application Forms and related Terms and Conditions, Tariff and FSCS information sheet

Company Mandate

Corporate Internet Banking Application Form

Corporate Internet Banking Notice

Customer Declaration Form

Entity Self Certification Form

FSCS Customer Declaration

FSCS Information Sheet & Exclusion List

Signature Card

Corporate Account Terms and Conditions

Internet Banking Terms and Conditions

Retail Tariff

Time Deposit Fact Sheet

Time Deposit Instruction