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How to open a bank account in Credit Suisse (Austria) AG

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Primary requirements:
- the bank opens savings (deposit) accounts;
- an account can be opened by meeting with a representative of the Bank in Moscow (without leaving for Austria);
- minimum balance on the account - from CHF 3.000.000;
- the term for opening an account - case by case (check with the consultant)

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    Bank's characteristics

    General information and rating

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    Global rating Countrywide rating Countrywide rating of the head bank Global rating of the head bank Credit rating
    Not rated Not rated 2 25 A
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    Year of foundation 1856
    History The bank was founded in 1856. In 1978 he began to cooperate with The First Boston Corporation and in 1988 received a controlling stake in this company. In 1996, Credit Suisse Holding was renamed to Credit Suisse Group. In 2005, it changed its name to Credit Suisse as a result of the merger with Credit Suisse First Boston. In 2010, Credit Suisse (International) Holding AG merged with Credit Suisse AG, and in 2012 with Clariden Leu
    Personnel The bank currently employs about 48,000 employees. There are Russian-speaking employees
    Bank’s shareholders Credit Suisse Group (Zurich) – 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.

    Minimum requirements

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    Minimum balance, € Transactions permitted per month Initial deposit of funds, € Deadline for the initial deposit, month Minimum turnover, €/year
    3 000 000 No restrictions 3 000 000 3
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    Minimum balance, € The minimum amount required to open an account is CHF 3.000.000 or equivalent in another currency
    Transactions permitted per month The number of translations is not limited
    Initial deposit of funds, € Down payment amount equals minimum account balance
    Deadline for the initial deposit, month Usually made within the first three months of account opening
    How fast payments are executed Payments are made day by day

    Tariffs and services

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    Outcoming transfer, € Incoming transfer, € Account maintenance, €/year Payment limit for credit cards, €/day Funds to be blocked for CC issue, €
    20 0 0 N/A N/A
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    Outcoming transfer, € Transfer fee is not high (20-37 CHF), however, the bank focuses on the clients' traditional investment transactions, where the fees may be highly variable
    Incoming transfer, € With up to 5.000 transactions per year - incoming payments are free. With more than 5.000 payments per year - payment for crediting funds to an account by agreement
    Account maintenance, €/year Account maintenance fee for up to CHF 15.000 assets is 6 CHF, for more than 15.000 - account maintenance fee is not charged
    Distant access to the account All up-to-date (Internet) and traditional (phone) means to access the account are available.
    Financial products The Bank offers full range of financial services and products
    Credit/debit cards Cards of different payment systems are available
    Hold mail Provision of bank statements on a monthly basis - free of charge, on other terms - by agreement

    Account opening procedure

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    Days to open for incoming transfers Days to open for outcoming transfers References Business description Purpose of the account
    case by case case by case Not necessary Detailed Savings
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    Visit to the bank There is a Bank's representative in Moscow, so you do not have to visit the Bank
    Required Standard set of corporate documents, a copy of international passport
    Types of accounts Personal; Corporate; 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 There are standard requirements to a business description: you should tell about the establishment of your business and its current standing, disclose the source of funds, provide the Beneficiary's CV and contact information.
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