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How to open a bank account in Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB)

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Primary requirements:
- opens current accounts;
- there are no requirements for the minimum account balance and annual turnover;
- the term for opening an account - case by case (check with the consultant);
- The bank opens accounts only for companies whose activities are related to Sweden.
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) is one of the largest banks in Sweden. It is part of the SEB Group banking group. The bank is engaged in retail operations and asset management. The bank owns the Eurocard payment system (works in a strategic alliance with MasterCard)

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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
    80 3 A+
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    Year of foundation 1972
    History Established January 1, 1972, following a consolidation of the businesses of Skandinaviska Banken (est. 1864) and Stockholms Enskilda Bank (est. 1856). In 1997, SEB acquired the Trygg-Hansa insurance company (the non-life insurance operations were sold in 1999). To strengthen its presence in Northern Europe SEB acquired the German bank BfG (now SEB AG) in 2000 and three Baltic banks - Eesti Ühispank in Estonia, Latvijas Unibanka in Latvia and Vilniaus Bankas in Lithuania in 1999-2000. In 2004 SEB acquired Codan Pension (now SEB Pension) in Denmark and Bank Agio in the Ukraine. In 2007, SEB acquired Factorial Bank in the Ukraine and KAM Group Limited, London. In 2011 the German and Ukranian retail operations were sold. In 2011 SEB Gyllenberg Private Bank Ltd merged SEB. In 2012 Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken A/S merged into SEB. In 2012 SEB Privatbanken ASA merged into SEB
    Personnel English and Swedish-speaking
    Bank’s shareholders Approximately 277 000 shareholders
    Confidentiality 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
    0 0 No restrictions
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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, €
    50 0 150 N/A N/A
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    Distant access to the account 1) fax with codes (encoding device is used); 2) Bank-Client system SEBRA; 3) SEB-VISION – account monitoring system via modem; 4) SEB-TEL – information system for details of account balances, which sends statements by fax
    Financial products Internet banking; Cash management solutions; Deposits; Credit facilities; Worldwide banking network; F/X transactions; Property financing; Investment advice; Trade finance
    Credit/debit cards VISA, MasterCard

    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 Required
    Required Copy of international passport
    Types of accounts Personal; Corporate; Savings; Current
    Chances to open an account Predictable
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