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How to open a bank account in Bank of China Hong Kong Limited

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Beginning of cooperation

February, 2015

Last contact

June, 2022

Last update

August, 2021

Primary requirements:
- to open an account, you must visit Hong Kong (at least one director of the company);
- before visiting the bank, 2-3 weeks before the trip, you must schedule an interview at the bank;
- the bank offers the opening of current accounts for individuals and legal entities;
- annual turnover - from 1,000,000 USD;
- the term for opening an account - case by case (check with the consultant);
- quite convenient Internet banking

Beginning of cooperation
February, 2015
Last contact
June, 2022
Last update
August, 2021
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Year of foundation
Bank of China Ltd (BOC) is the oldest Chinese bank. It was founded in 1912. From 1912 to 1942, the bank, on behalf of the government, issued banknotes together with the major banks of that time: Central Bank of China, Farmers Bank of China and Bank of Communications. Subsequently, the Central Bank of China and the People's Bank of China were successively transferred to the functions of the central bank of China. In 1949, the bank began to specialize in internationally serving the interests of the Chinese government. In 1994 it was transformed into a state commercial bank. The bank provides a full range of banking services in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and 37 other countries. One of the twenty largest banks in the world
The staff speaks English
Bank’s shareholders
Among the major shareholders of Bank of China are the state investment fund Temasek from Singapore, Asian Development Bank, Swiss UBS and British Royal Bank of Scotland
Double Taxation Agreement with Russia is signed; AML legislation is strictly observed
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    Minimum requirements

    Minimum balance, €
    Transactions permitted per month
    Initial deposit of funds, €
    Deadline for the initial deposit, month
    Initial deposit of funds, €
    No down payment requirements
    Minimum turnover, €/year
    Minimum turnover - from 1,000,000 USD per year

    Tariffs and services

    Outcoming transfer, €
    Incoming transfer, €
    Account maintenance, €/year
    Payment limit for credit cards, €/day
    Distant access to the account
    Internet Banking
    Financial products
    The main activity of the Bank is commercial banking services, including corporate banking, personal banking

    Account opening procedure

    Days to open for incoming transfers
    case by case
    Days to open for outcoming transfers
    case by case
    Not necessary
    Purpose of the account
    Visit to the bank
    A visit to the bank is required (at least for one director)
    Standard set of corporate documents of the company. A set of copies of documents of a foreign shareholder. Copies of Russian and foreign passports of the director and beneficiary.
    Types of accounts
    Personal; Corporate; Current
    Opening procedure and Due Diligence
    it is possible to open an account without visiting a professional introducer
    Chances to open an account
    Business description
    Requirements for the description of activities are standard: a story about the current state of the business and its formation, disclosure of the source of origin of funds, biography of the beneficiary of the account and contact information
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