CYPRUS BANK ACCOUNT

Oxford can assist you opening bank accounts in Cyprus or any other jurisdiction. We have a great experience in opening and administrating bank accounts, whereas we operate a banking department dedicated for this purpose. Once all essential documents described below are provided, we may have the account open and ready to operate same day.

For more information and professional assistance you may contact our Banking Department at [email protected].

 

CYPRUS BANK ACCOUNT OPENING

Opening an account with a Cyprus bank enjoys the advantages only European institutions can offer. These advantages made Cyprus banks known and respected in the European Union and internationally.
One of the most important advantages is that there is NO NEED FOR A PERSONAL APPOINTMENT AT THE BANK. There is no need to travel to Cyprus to open the bank account.

A Cyprus company owner can decide on trading in various currencies are there are no exchange control limitations. A Cyprus company can open a bank account in any currency with ease and they can also benefit from the freedom of foreign exchange commission and taxes.
International Business companies (IBC) have many benefits like the payment of 10% tax on the net profits if it is a local Cyprus company and has a Cyprus bank account. An IBC is considered local when it is managed and controlled in Cyprus.

This is basically determined by the residency of the majority of directors and where the annual general meetings are conducted. Also the accounting is important to be carried on in Cyprus, hard copies of documentation should be kept in Cyprus and bank accounts are operated from Cyprus.By opening a Cyprus bank account, entrepreneurs can enjoy the advantages of these exemptions which make it an ultimate solution for any company to save on its tax liabilities.

 

INTERNET BANKING

Most of the banks in Cyprus offer full internet banking services which includes making transactions online 24/7 wherever you are, monitoring account balances, viewing card statements etc. The account holder will need to be issued a password in order to access the account.

 

Our Banking Department can assist you with the opening of the bank account in Cyprus and/or in any other jurisdiction.

  • Valid passport/ Proof of Identity.
  • Proof of Address (recent utility bill, not older than six months) or original statement of bank account.
  • Reference letter from an existing bank.
  • Memorandum and Articles.
  • Certificate of Incorporation.
  • Good standing certificate for companies registered overseas.
  • Certificates of Director & secretary, Registered office.
  • Trust Deeds between beneficial owner and nominee shareholder (if applicable).
  • Organisation chart leading to beneficial owner (e.g diagram).
 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR AUTHORIZED SIGNATORIES (IF NOT OXFORD):

According to the International Know Your Client (KYC) regulations we are required to establish the “chain” of ownership through to the ultimate natural individual and same duly documented.

  • The passport copy;
  • Proof of address;
  • Reference letter from an existing bank.
  • The specimen signature.
 

All reputable banks provide a full set of banking services for individuals and businesses:

 

  • Current and savings accounts;
  • Debit and credit cards;
  • Direct debits and standing orders;
  • Foreign currency exchange;
  • Long terms savings and investment accounts;
  • Letters of Credits (L/Cs’);
  • Insurance;
  • Loans and mortgages.