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How to open a bank account in Sberbank (Kazakhstan)

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Primary requirements:
- the bank opens current accounts;
- it is possible to open an account for offshore companies;
- it is possible to open an account on Forex, payment systems (on an individual basis);
- there are no requirements for account balances, turnover and company activities;
- when opening an account, you must first obtain the approval of the bank's lawyers;
- when opening an account for a company, you will need to get a local tax number (BIN), and get a TIN for the signatory on the account;
- a visit to the bank is not required;
- for clarification of the term for opening an account, please contact a 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 BBB-
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    Year of foundation 2006
    History The history of the Subsidiary Bank of Sberbank of Russia Joint Stock Company in Kazakhstan begins at the end of 2006, when Sberbank of Russia, the flagship of the Russian financial system, the largest financial institution in Central and Eastern Europe, at the end of 2006 acquired 99.99% of the shares of Kazakh TexakaBank. In 2007, the Bank obtained a license to conduct banking and other operations carried out by banks in national and foreign currencies. In the same year, the authorized capital of the Bank was increased almost 15 times and amounted to 29 billion tenge (more than 240 million dollars), which allowed SB Sberbank JSC to become one of the 10 largest banks in the Republic of Kazakhstan in terms of authorized capital. Today SB Sberbank JSC has a branch network of 110 structural divisions, 17 of which are branches
    Personnel There are Russian-speaking staff
    Bank’s shareholders The main shareholder of SB Sberbank JSC is Sberbank PJSC
    Confidentiality Judicial Cooperation Agreement with Russia is signed; Double Taxation Agreement with Russia is signed; AML legislation is strictly observed

    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
    0 0 No restrictions
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    Transactions permitted per month No restrictions
    Initial deposit of funds, € No requirement
    Minimum turnover, €/year Is not limited
    How fast payments are executed Day to day or next 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, €
    125 0 N/A N/A N/A
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    Outcoming transfer, € The cost of transferring to a foreign bank is 0.25% of the amount, at least 5,000 tenge (~ 10 euros)
    Incoming transfer, € The bank does not take payment for crediting
    Distant access to the account Sberbank Online
    Financial products The bank offers its clients a full range of basic banking services. Opening accounts in dollars, euros, Russian rubles and other currencies. Carries out transactions on the account and provides banking services related to its maintenance. Safe services, lending, etc.
    Credit/debit cards Visa, MasterCard. The bank does not issue currency cards

    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 Current
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    Visit to the bank No visit to the bank required
    Required Standard set of corporate documents. The documents must be translated into Russian with notarization and apostille. General civil passport of the Russian Federation (copy with notarization), other passports require translation, notarization and apostille.
    Types of accounts Personal; Corporate; Current
    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
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