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Since we take such requests serious and want o provide as much information as possible then below you find the explanation and the requirements.
1. How long does it take to open a Cyprus Bank Account, I have been waiting 7 days now?
Normally the account is opened within 3 – 4 days IF all documents are delivered to the bank as original. The entire process depends very much on the client and can take from 7 – 14 days to be completed.
Important to have in mind is, that compared to our competition and many other companies providing such services, then we don’t open the bank accounts in Cyprus our self, and we don’t issue “sub accounts” ,no, what you get with CCLOGIC is a real Cyprus bank account with an IBAN number and a SWIFT code to send and receive international money transfers. This can depending on the work load of the bank take some time and sometimes also exceed the above mentioned time frame.
Since we have several Cyprus Banks to work with, then we are only able to list below the general requirements they can vary from bank to bank.
1. The Bank Account opening application need to be signed, scanned and returned to us electronically.
2. The Application forms need to be send by courier to our address in Cyprus as original together with a copy of Passport, Utility Bill and Reference letter.
Upon receivable of above we submit everything to the Bank that open the Cyprus Bank Account and from that stage it normally only takes 3 – 4 days.
However, the Internet Banking system to access you Bank Account will take about 7 to 14 days before it is accessible for you since the PIN code will be send by courier to you and you need it to access your Bank Account.
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What is the greatest benefit of registering or incorporated a Cyprus Company compared to any other offshore jurisdictions?
It depends very much on what you are going to use the Cyprus Company for, if you are conducting business on the Internet and seeking a reliable and trusted jurisdiction which is control body is within the European Union then and you need a reliable credit card processing solution then you will have a lot of benefits compared to any Caribbean jurisdiction.
One of the major benefits are that Cyprus is a member of the EU (European Union) it guards for stability (even in this financial crisis) and for protection of your assets and moneys.
Second but not less important, if you run an Online Business and you want to have the possibility to become a Merchant Account with an EU bank you will need to have an EU entity and which also is accepted by the banks. A Cyprus Company is accepted by all banks in Europe and at the same time offers you the same benefits of low to no TAX of net income, assets protection the possibility to anonymize your company or the beneficial owner.
What is a merchant account?
A merchant account is a “bank account” you need with a Acquiring bank that will offer you the possibility to accept credit card payments on your website, you can read much more about it on our blog which is covering this topic from A to Z.
What is a Offshore company?
An offshore company is a company which conducts business in an offshore jurisdiction and is mostly protected by government secrecy and assets protection. Most Offshore Companies are used as Holding Companies or as Shelf Company to get access to EU business.
Visit CCLOGIC LLC today and find out how we can incorporate your offshore company.
The question has been asked by many of our clients which want to incorporate their business in Cyprus but don’t have the experience yet of such an advanced and powerful step.
To explain it I will start to say that it is in any way mandatory to have a nominee shareholder or director for your Cyprus company formation.
A nominee shareholder:
This is a person which is a Cypriot and which is acting as shareholder on behalf of the beneficial owner of the company and which can be any person as long as he is a resident of Cyprus. (for this purpose)
A nominee director:
It is almost the same as a nominee shareholder, the different lays in that the director will have a power to act on behalf of the Cyprus Company and can finalize business deals on behalf of you without prior notice.
When we go and register Cyprus companies and our client’s business is of nature of where they are not willing to release their own identity (this can be for many reasons) but rather will have the entity operating as a anonymous vehicle to operate their day to day business, then we advice to use the instruments of a nominee shareholder and director, this will absolutely give them the best protection of identity and beneficial owner release.
Now that said, we get many questions each days for people wanting to register a Cyprus Company and which want to stay anonymously how they can be sure that the nominees don’t withdraw moneys from their accounts and how the beneficial owner can act on behalf of the company!
First of all, a beneficial owner of a Cyprus Company will become a Power of Attorney ( POA ) which will last for a period and which can be renewed upon request at any time. With the POA the beneficial owner can act on behalf of the company as would it not exists, bank accounts can be opened, business contracts can be signed and all the daily tasks can be fulfillment and be legit.
It is an obvious question to ask if the Nominees will run with your moneys and even think about it, first of all the nominees we use are all employed by our company or business partners, they only act as the term says Nominees, they won’t have access to clients bank accounts, basically to the reason that they will never see the account number, the pin codes or have the password for the Internet Banking facilities which comes with the opening of a Cyprus bank Account.
Except that, then a nominee shareholder and director will have a agreement with the trustee that will responsible for the company which disallow them to act on behalf of the clients company without written accept by the client. In fact they even not have the power to do so.
For more information on Cyprus Company Formation, please visit our website.
Please also visit our Merchant Services Offshore Discussion forum to get answers to any questions you might have and to see what others are doing.
That’s the headline I saw on a forum for some time ago, and I thought I would give it some input for others to be aware of.
The most important thing to know before you ever choice any one is, that on the different forums and blogs you find on the Internet there are a lot of people that will scam you if you are not aware of some points which are easily to remember.
Also an important thing is, that there are so many affiliates and resellers out there, that want to make some quick money in the Offshore company Formation business but they don’t even have a offshore company by them self or have a clue about what it is all about. So ask some relevant questions, of course they are not TAX or Legal Advisors but the most basic questions they should be able to answer.
Next thing is, when it the domain name registered, and is it on a shared hosting solution or is it a dedicated server. Many fly by night companies are on a shared hosting plan, since you can get them for about $ 5,- and if it don’t work you can go.
The real companies in the offshore company formation business, have a professional website and are hosted on dedicated servers, often because they have some back office running on the same server too. And of course due to uptime.
In the past I wrote another story:
If you are considering setting up an offshore company then it is advised you look for a reliable and well established agency to help you. As well as having the relevant knowledge and experience they have the experience needed in this area and know all the laws and will be up to date on any changes in these laws. Your business relationship with the agency will be founded on trust, if an agency isn’t trustworthy they would soon be out of business themselves as no-one would want to do business with them. They can offer your company offshore banking and other professional services that go along with it.
This was all about the same as I try to outline here, a few points was missing which I want to make up with now.
If you find a Offshore Company formation service which promise you that you don’t need to supply them with any ID or documents that proof your identity then you should be careful, since this is a must, even if you go and open an anonymous offshore company.
Above are the basic which you should check carefully before you are decide to go further with any services.
For offshore company formation and Cyprus bank account, please contact cclogic.com.
For some month ago I made a post on some of our blogs which was about to open a personal or business bank account and how easy it is, but I think there are some of the statements in the article need to be outlined for you where others need more clarification.
A brief clip of the post is coming here for your references
For anyone to open a bank account they must be over the age of 18 and you will to take proof of your identity to show them. This is normally a passport, driver’s license or some other form of ID, preferably with a photo attached. Letters with your home address will also be needed, this could be an electricity or telephone bill. It is up to you what type of bank account you intend to open depending on the reasons why you require it; it could be anything from a current account to have a salary paid in, a savings account to save money for your retirement or a foreign currency account.
So what this post says is that you can open a Offshore bank account or Cyprus Bank Account as a personal or business account, this is almost true however some restrictions apply, for instant not all people can open a Cyprus bank account or a Offshore Bank Account, in fact for people outside Europe it isn’t an option with Cyprus, you will need to have a registered Cyprus Offshore Company or some other Offshore company if you live outside of Europe.
For the US this also apply, since most offshore jurisdiction have revised their law and regulation on this front and made it impossible for a person just to open an anonymous offshore bank account.
What it means for you is some more expanses and you are required to open a Offshore Company formation or Cyprus Company Formation before you are able to become a Offshore Bank Account in either Cyprus or any other place.
Many people when they hear the wording ‘offshore company’ relate it with crime and tax evasion and don’t think it is something that would apply to them. Although this is true in some jurisdictions there are many law abiding citizens who maintain offshore accounts all over the world. Most offshore banks enforce very strict rules and safety structures to prevent unsavory characters from opening accounts with them, after all these banks have to maintain a good reputation if they want to remain operating.
There can also be restrictions imposed on the type of industry in certain countries. For example, most countries don’t permit anyone to open a bank, insurance company or other financial institutions that are highly regulated.
If you should die unexpectedly, having an offshore company means that your estate will be put through a protracted probate process. Even if you have written a will, foreign countries will still look over your business dealings in detail before they let your relatives take your assets.
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All the services mentioned aren’t necessarily offered by every bank, most either lean towards retail services or private banking services. Retail services are generally economical and undifferentiated, while private banking services are more liable to offer a personalised group of services to the customer.
There are considerable remunerations to be acquired by moving your international business and assets to an offshore jurisdiction. If you are concerned about the possibility of a disastrous liability action being taken out against you or are an international trader and your income is raised from different countries and continents or maybe you are worried about how much your family will have to pay in inheritance taxes if you should die, then opening an offshore bank account can help with all these issues.
A bank reference will be needed from any personal bank account you currently have, this will be in the form of a letter and will be required from all the signatories, directors and shareholders of the account you are planning to open.
You also need to send the bank where you want to open the account a board resolution that choices the approved signatories. If you are hiring the services of an agency in your bank account application then they will be responsible for preparing this for you.
Once you have completed all the necessary documents and filled in the forms correctly ensure they are all signed and then they are to be sent together to the bank where you wish to open the account. Once your Cyprus bank account is open you can then make a deposit into it, normally this is in the region of 1,000 USD, 1,000 Euro or 500 GBP.
Any bank account opened in another country, apart from your own country, is considered an offshore bank account. Whether you are looking for a personal offshore bank account or a corporate offshore bank account the appeal of offshore bank accounts is the amount of tax you will save. Recently, rules and laws governing an offshore bank account have become a lot stricter. Any bank account holding over $1,000 USD has to be reported as income to the IRS, even if that bank account is located in a jurisdiction such as the Cayman Islands. Some companies and more affluent individuals choose to open an offshore bank account in the smaller sovereign states as they permit account holders to stay close to anonymous.
Continues at Cyprus Company Formation and Merchant Service Forum
You decided to find out more about the benefits to have a offshore bank account with a Visa Debit Card, through this post I will explain a bit about how to get the bank account and the Visa Debit card in Cyprus.
In general it is most common that people outside Europe want to have a way to accept payments by Wire transfer for larger amounts, or to pay their bills by Bank Transfers, often an IBAN number is required for the bank account for other companies to make a Wire Transfer to a European Bank Account. In some countries it isn’t possible to just open a bank account in the local bank and that’s where it is a major benefit for companies and individuals across the World to be able to open a Cyprus Bank Account and also get a Cyprus Visa Electron Card connected to that account.
The Visa Electron Card can be used in all ATM’s around the world and have no limits, except funds needed to be available on the account.
There are also other reasons for companies or individuals to open a Cyprus Offshore Bank Account, one could be assets protection another could be to simplicity the payment transfers from companies in Europe to non European Companies.
Did you know that it is only possible for any authority in the World to get access to your Cyprus bank account if they can proof that you are involved in Money Laundering or financing of Terrorism? Most people are not. What does that mean for me? Simple, if you for any reason get in troubles with your creditors or you, by court order, have to pay everything you owe to an Authority or to a creditor because you really owe the money to them, then it is not possible for anyone to access the money on your Cyprus Bank Account, which make it possible for you to start a new venture later on or to secure your private finances to be able to exist in the future until you get a regular income again.
Now while you have a Cyprus Bank Account, then you might want to have easy access to your money, this is what you get with your Cyprus Visa Debit Card, you do not need to make a Wire Transfer to your local bank account and wait 2 -3 days for the money to arrive, no you access you funds immediately 24 / 7 / 365 that mean you will always have cash in the hand as long as you have money on your Cyprus Bank Account.
Interested? Sure I was too, and it is very easy to get this thing started, you only need a Reference Letter from your local bank which includes a letter of good standing and some ID with a picture of yours, once you have this in place it needs some application which is about 2 -3 pages and only thing you need is to read it and sign it, that’s all. Typically it takes about 2 – 3 weeks for the Cyprus Bank Account to be operational and to issue the Cyprus Visa Debit Card.
Did you know that Cyprus is a full member of the European Union? Yes but why care? Because you can get a offshore bank account in many countries and islands but your money isn’t secure there, often the banks are not regulated by any authority nor they don’t have any political infrastructure. It will put up some red lights on your business partners minds. Cyprus is known for its integrity and its banking infrastructure and your money, business and assets are secure there. You do not need to worry each day if everything is still there, it is.
Who can open a Cyprus Bank Account and get a Cyprus Visa Debit Card?
Every individual or company in the World can get it, as long as you have a reference letter and a letter of good standing together with valid ID.
This article should cover most questions we face daily regarding Cyprus Bank Accounts and Cyprus Visa Debit Cards, however should you still have questions than please visit our website and feel free to contact us. Above are the opinions of CCLOGIC LLC and it’s Author.