How to open a bank account in PKB Privatbank SA

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Primary requirements:
- 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).

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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
    2 453 87 B
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    Year of foundation 1958
    History Established 1958 in Zürich, Switzerland as Privat Kredit Bank. On January 17, 1991 acquired Banque Worms & Cie (Suisse) SA (est. 1969) in Geneva. On May 19, 1998 name changed as above. On October 1, 2004 Banca Monte Paschi (Suisse) SA (Est. 1958) merged into the above. On January 01, 2011 BANCA GESFID SA merged into the above. On July 20, 2012 CMB Banque Privée (Suisse) SA merged into the above
    Personnel Русскоговорящих сотрудников на сегодняшний момент в банке нет.
    Bank’s shareholders Полностью принадлежит La Compagnie de l'Occident pour la Finance et l'Industrie SA COFI (Luxembourg)
    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
    N/A N/A N/A N/A
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    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, €
    N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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    Distant access to the account The bank gravitates towards traditional methods of account management (“The system is personally known”).
    Financial products Provides a wide range of services comparable to large banks.
    Credit/debit cards Cards of various payment systems are available.

    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 A meeting with the banker is required either in Moscow or in Switzerland.
    Required A standard set of corporate documents, a copy of the 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; It is possible to open an account without meeting the banker
    Chances to open an account Predictable
    Business description Moderately detailed: along with a description of the business, it is necessary to provide information on the sources of origin of funds
     
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