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How to open a bank account in Banque Heritage SA

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Beginning of cooperation

December, 2008

Last contact

October, 2022

Last update

October, 2022
  • the bank opens savings (investment) accounts;
  • an account can be opened without leaving Switzerland, a bank representative regularly visits Moscow;
  • requirements for the minimum account balance - 1,000,000 EUR;
  • the term for opening an account - case by case (check with the consultant).

Back in 1992, we met a Swiss bank officer who at that time worked at a bank which almost for a decade had represented and had been associated with Swiss banking system in the CIS. The bank’s name almost had become a byword so widespread was its presence in the post-Soviet territory.

In 2008, our acquaintance joined the team of a dynamic private bank which for 30 years was under the management of one and the same group of partners. With his arrival the bank acquired knowledge of the Russian market and gained a vast practical experience.

Charges for transfers are relatively low (20-37 CHF), but the bank is oriented towards traditional investments and offers a substantial variety in this area

GSL rating
Beginning of cooperation
December, 2008
Last contact
October, 2022
Last update
October, 2022
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General information and rating

4 038
Global rating
155
Countrywide rating
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Global rating of the head bank
Year of foundation
1993
History
The idea for the Banque Heritage originated from the students of the University of Lausanne Carlos Esteve: Antonio Bravo and Louis-Frederic de Pfyffer in 1970. However, it became possible to realize this idea only after some time. Carlos Esteve's many years of experience in audit, consulting and private finance management allowed him to found a small family-owned company with the aim of managing his family's assets. Strengthening the reputation of his firm allowed him to expand the family business. Once again teaming up with his former fellow students, Carlos Esteve founded Banque Heritage and became its leader. Founded in 1993. In January 2004, Heritage Finance and Trust Company changed its name to Heritage Bank and Trust SA. In September 2006, Heritage Bank & Trust SA changed its name to the current
Personnel
No Russian-speaking officers
Bank’s shareholders
Private Ownership, 100%
Confidentiality
Judicial Cooperation Agreement with Russia is signed; Double Taxation Agreement with Russia is signed; AML legislation is strictly observed; Active member of OECD, FATF, Basel Commitee, Egmont Group etc.
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    Minimum requirements

    500 000
    Minimum balance, €
    No restrictions
    Transactions permitted per month
    50 000
    Initial deposit of funds, €
    12
    Deadline for the initial deposit, month
    Minimum balance, €
    A prospective assessment is sufficiently flexible to be applied to the customers but the minimum balance is oriented to 500 000 - 1 000 000 EUR achieved within a year to five
    Initial deposit of funds, €
    Initial deposit: 10-50% of the minimum balance as a rule
    Deadline for the initial deposit, month
    It is expected to achieve the fixed minimum balance within a year to five
    How fast payments are executed
    Value date – the second day as a rule

    Tariffs and services

    80
    Outcoming transfer, €
    0
    Incoming transfer, €
    800
    Account maintenance, €/year
    N/A
    Payment limit for credit cards, €/day
    Outcoming transfer, €
    International payments - 100 CHF. Domestic payments - 25 CHF. Intrabank payments - free of charge. Cash withdrawals in CHF - free of charge, in other currencies - 1%
    Incoming transfer, €
    Incoming payments - free of charge
    Account maintenance, €/year
    Account maintenance - 0,50%. Bank consulting - 1,00%. Discretionary services - 1,5%. Minimum value: discretionary and consulting services - 1 000 CHF. Account closing - 250 CHF
    Distant access to the account
    E-banking - 500 CHF per annum
    Financial products
    The bank offers a full range of financial products and services
    Credit/debit cards
    Cards in various payment systems are available

    Account opening procedure

    Days to open for incoming transfers
    case by case
    Days to open for outcoming transfers
    case by case
    References
    Not necessary
    Purpose of the account
    Savings
    Visit to the bank
    A meeting with a banker is necessary, either in Moscow or in Switzerland
    Required
    Completed bank forms; copy of client’s passport; client’s CV; standard set of corporate documents
    Types of accounts
    Savings
    Opening procedure and Due Diligence
    It is possible to open an account without visiting the country where the bank is located
    Chances to open an account
    Predictable
    Business description
    Relatively detailed: in addition to the description of the business, the origin of funds needs to be disclosed

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