Opening a bank account is always a long process of collecting documents and paperwork. Doing this on your own is quite difficult. But there are not as many problems with opening a personal account as with opening business bank account. Therefore, in these matters, it is better to seek the help of a lawyer or a company that will guide you along this path. Consultations and a legal helping hand will definitely not be superfluous.
What is the difference between personal and corporate accounts?
The main difference lies in the purpose and size of commissions upon transactions. An active business requires the opening of a special account that will meet the needs of the company or legal entity. This bank account is usually intended for various commercial transactions of legal entities. A corporate account allows you to manage the company’s funds: pay bills and control cash proceeds. Each jurisdiction has its own established requirements for opening a corporate account, for example, the required package of documents, and in some cases, personal presence. Among the services provided when opening a business account, the following can be distinguished: settlement and cash services, bank financing, provision of investment services and ensuring the transfer of wages to company employees. When gaining access to such a range of banking services, it becomes possible to conveniently make corporate settlements, as well as increase the efficiency of the commercial activities of a legal entity.
In order for the account to stay an effective tool for doing business, all the requirements for its containing should be met. This is the payment of annual fees for the maintenance of the company and other conditions for maintaining the account in working status. Failure to comply with the required conditions may result the freezing of funds in your account and the suspension of the company. Therefore, discuss the requirements for maintaining an account and clarify the subtleties immediately, in order to avoid problems.
A personal bank account is usually opened to save money and protect it. Opening such an account guarantees the safety of your capital, it is a reliable system for storing funds. There are also requirements for opening such an account, and basically they are standard and do not vary much in different banks. This account is intended for payments of a personal purpose: receiving wages, income from the sale of real property or securities, loans from individuals. This type of account is not intended for commercial activities.
Before opening any of the accounts, it is worth comparing the conditions and requirements in each of the selected banks, to find one that suits your needs. And seeking advice from specialists will be an ideal solution that saves time and helps to find answers to any questions. Banking is not easy, but you can make things much easier for yourself and delegate it to knowledgeable people. It may take time to regulate all the processes if this kind of cooperation is new for you. But it was worth it.