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A Guide To Hong Kong Banks

infotrader

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Does Hong Kong banks require personal visit for opening offshore accounts? As someone from Asia, I don't think visiting HK is too safe. After some research, I could see tons of offshore agents located in that land. But how safe is Hong Kong for a business visit?
 

negon

hannibal the cannibal
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For HSBC bank (there is at least 1 more) it apply, you need to visit the bank in order to open the account. I read somewhere that all banks in HK require personal visit and only a handful is accepting Skype Interview.
 

redeye

Corporate Services
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After reading the many posts and threads about Hong Kong to be a Trap I think you should reconsider your advise in the initial post.
 

oldbear5566

New member
This situation with requirement of personal visit bothers me a lot. I will join the question above, aren't there any baks at Hong Kong at all that allow to open account without personal visit, just using Skype?
 

TurnedToRobot

Entrepreneur
So far if you do a search using Google on this forum there are a lot of threads describing the situation in HK and banking procedures. There is second to none of them that will open an account.
 

dirtyharry

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Yeah Hong Kong is only valid if you travel there an open bank account and register company in person. I had no luck to find a valid agent that is able to setup a HK company with HK bank account for me.
 

yndzone

New member
hi guys,
i need to open an offshore in HK with bank account, no e-bank, but real bank. i am able to travel in hk to set up anything.
Sameone can help me? it is urgent
Please contact me
Thanks in advance
 

Alex Durham

New member
How is the situation in HK? I’m going there this week to set up a company. Looking for a reasonably priced and trustable lawyer who can guide me with the process.
 

Fly$

New member
How is the situation in HK? I’m going there this week to set up a company. Looking for a reasonably priced and trustable lawyer who can guide me with the process.
Setup the company very easy and no need to go there, even no need an lawyer to do it.

The most important according your business will be to get an bank account.

BTW the local situation there is no stable as you should know (Some MTR/subway line doesn't work today)
 

Fly$

New member
HK bank accounts usually takes 2 months, there is a bank that can open in a week but your bank statement needs to show you have at least 1mil HKD in cash and you need a hk registered company
Is no real. No need 1M in cash to get an bank account there. Also as i know before bring 1M in cash there you should well know the banker if you dont want to get in trouble
 

Fly$

New member
hi guys,
i need to open an offshore in HK with bank account, no e-bank, but real bank. i am able to travel in hk to set up anything.
Sameone can help me? it is urgent
Please contact me
Thanks in advance
Forget about urgent with HK bank this time. Or you need well know relation ship to faster the process
 

Alex Durham

New member
Setup the company very easy and no need to go there, even no need an lawyer to do it.

The most important according your business will be to get an bank account.

BTW the local situation there is no stable as you should know (Some MTR/subway line doesn't work today)
Yep, Indeed. I need corp. account as well that’s why I’m going there in person.
 

Alex Durham

New member
Just landed in HK. It’s crazy out there. Stood 7 hours in a traffic :oops:. Which bank would you suggest for quick opening of personal bank account?
 

majeedabdul

New member
make sure whoever you choose to open company with guarantee bank account referral , or else you will suffer, since if ever you find a bank referral company they would want to be your corp sec and handle entire process..
 

Fly$

New member
Just landed in HK. It’s crazy out there. Stood 7 hours in a traffic :oops:. Which bank would you suggest for quick opening of personal bank account?
Most of bank for personal account opening asking shit questions as: Do you work/live in HK... After it will depend how much you plan to deposit there
 

GiGoGo

I make things happen
Silver Member
Just landed in HK. It’s crazy out there. Stood 7 hours in a traffic :oops:. Which bank would you suggest for quick opening of personal bank account?
Try Bank of China, is the only one that opens bank accounts without HKID
 

Alex Durham

New member
Thank you all for advice. It went smooth with Bank of China. KYC was too much long thou, they asked one month bank statement from my US account. Is it common or since I’m first time client this is why they added this requirement?
 
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