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How to open a bank account in CBH Compagnie Bancaire Helvétique SA

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Beginning of cooperation

December, 2001

Last contact

October, 2022

Last update

October, 2022
  • savings (investment) accounts;
  • an account can be opened without leaving Switzerland, but a meeting with a banker who regularly visits Moscow is required;
  • minimum account balance - from CHF 1,000,000;
  • the term for opening an account - case by case (check with the consultant).

Twenty years ago this Swiss bank (Banque SCS Alliance SA) was extremely popular with entrepreneurs being of concern to create corporate structures with the participation of non-residents. It was simply explained by the minimum balance equal to 15 000 dollars and no limits as for number of transactions. Plus Russian-speaking personnel including account managers were available and it was not typical of the late nineties.

The bank gained such a high rate of popularity that the others could only envy the result achieved in its business development. But the situation was gradually changing for the worse and the bank commenced to raise the minimum balance and to limit clients’ transactions. That's a pity…

In 2009 Banque SCS Alliance SA became CBH Compagnie Bancaire Helvétique SA

GSL rating
Beginning of cooperation
December, 2001
Last contact
October, 2022
Last update
October, 2022
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General information and rating

3 296
Global rating
89
Countrywide rating
Countrywide rating of the head bank
Global rating of the head bank
Year of foundation
1975
History
In 1975, creation of Stock and Commodity Services (SCS). In 1981, became SCS Compagnie Financiere SA, which was granted a banking licence in 1990. On January 7, 1991 began operating as a bank and name changed as Banque SCS Alliance SA. In 2009 changed name to CBH Compagnie Bancaire Helvétique SA
Personnel
Speaks Russian, English, German etc
Bank’s shareholders
Management and affiliated companies - 78,39%; Investors - 21,61%
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

    1 000 000
    Minimum balance, €
    5
    Transactions permitted per month
    1 000 000
    Initial deposit of funds, €
    3
    Deadline for the initial deposit, month

    Tariffs and services

    50
    Outcoming transfer, €
    0
    Incoming transfer, €
    200
    Account maintenance, €/year
    N/A
    Payment limit for credit cards, €/day
    Financial products
    Letters of credit. Guarantees. Lombard credits
    Credit/debit cards
    VISA Classic, EuroCard, AmEx Green

    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
    Not required
    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; It is possible to open an account without meeting the banker
    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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