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Open a Liechtenstein Bank Account

Introduction

Liechtenstein is the gateway to European banking for International Businesses incorporated outside the EU.Corporate and personal accounts are available, including banking services such as debit and credit cards, a broad range of currencies available, online and mobile banking, trade finance, credit notes, among others. Liechtenstein is part of the Single Euro Payments Area and provides International Bank Account Numbers (IBAN), meaning that businesses and individuals banking in Liechtenstein may enjoy low transaction fees on transactions within the European Union.In Liechtenstein there are no withholding taxes on interests paid to non-residents and there are no minimum account deposits. All in all, Liechtenstein is an ideal option for EU and offshore companies that wish to access EU banking services and do business within the EU. For wealth management structures, Liechtenstein banks are also familiar with foundations and trusts incorporated in offshore jurisdictions.
Bank Account Key details
Currencies: EUR, USD, CZK, USD, GBP, RUB
Minimum deposit to open Bank Account: 500.000
Good For: SEPA, Credit Card Processing, Trade Finance, RUB Accounts
Eligibility: Resident companies, Non resident companies, Offshore companies
Personal Visit: Not required
We will assist with up to 3 different banks
Personal Bank Account fee: $800
Corporate Bank Account Fee: $2,000

Documents Required to open your Bank Account

Company documentation
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Memorandum and articles of association.
  • Share certificates.
  • Certificate of incumbency, or certificate of good standing if the company is more than 12 months old.
  • Corporate structure identifying the ultimate beneficial owners.
  • Business license (if applicable for some industry like Financial Services).
  • Power of attorney (if applicable).
  • Declaration of trust (if applicable).
Personal documents of each director, shareholder, appointed secretary, authorized signatory and ultimate beneficial owner.
  • Proof of identity: copy of valid passport (The passport must have the passport holder’s signature and it must match the signature in the application form, certification required however we can support you on this).
  • Proof of residential address: original or certified copy of utility bill/bank statement dated within previous 3 months.
  • Proof of banking history: original or notarized copy of bank reference letter, dated within the previous 3 months, or 6 months’ statements (depending on the chosen bank).

     *Certification can be done by a bank, a attorney at law, a notary or public officer however we can assist you on this.

Business evidence (upon bank request)
  • Invoices, contracts, agreements of your existing company.
  • Service Provider Certification with your prosperous partners/ suppliers.
  • Any documents proving your qualifications in the business scope.

Country General Information

Banking
Setting up a bank account in Liechtenstein in 2021 comes with numerous benefits; a high degree of tolerance is offered compared to banks from other countries. Besides that, clients can receive effective solutions for their demands regarding a proper management of their assets. A bank account opened in Liechtenstein can grant the access on the European financial market. Instead of dealing with the administrative part of opening a bank account in Liechtenstein, where bank signatories and authentication is required, we remind that you can rely on our team of advisors who can help you obtain a bank account as soon as possible.
History
The banking system in the Principality is regulated by the Law on Banks and Finance Companies 1998 and by the Banks and Savings Funds 1960, stipulating that banks accept deposits and assets under banking confidentiality contracts. All banks in the country are part of Liechtenstein Bankers’ Association in compliance with the “know your customer” rules and regulations where anonymity is ensured. Any businessman who wants to set up a branch in the Principality can be legally counseled by our attorneys in Liechtenstein.
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