How is banking in Serbia, can we open an accoutn there?

Discussion in 'Offshore Bank Accounts & EMI Accounts' started by fanban, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. mrau

    mrau Building Trust Entrepreneur

    They don't want you as a non-resident customer if you don't provide what? (it seems your sentence is incomplete)
     
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  2. totlori9

    totlori9 Banned User Entrepreneur BANNED MEMBER

    ... a good enough reason on why you want to bank with them in the first place.
     
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  3. Jav

    Jav Active Member

    I have personal experience in Montenegro and can confirm it was easy to open and no questions asked. There is no CRS, online banking and bank cards. Cash withdrawals with no probs and transfers from companies also stress free. Its a personal account for a EU citizen.

    I mean internet banking and card are available;)
     
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  4. totlori9

    totlori9 Banned User Entrepreneur BANNED MEMBER

    Do you mind sharing the bank name?
     
  5. MrTony

    MrTony Trusted Member Business Angel

    Any options for remote opening for the private account (mb Skype etc)?
     
  6. Samuel Newman

    Samuel Newman Offshore Desk expert Mentor Group Business Angel

    have you openned personal or corporate account?

    it is not a problem to open personal bank account almost anywhere, you just need to visit a bank with your passport in most cases
     
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  7. Jav

    Jav Active Member

    The key is that is Europe and no CRS for now.
     
  8. MrTony

    MrTony Trusted Member Business Angel

    Have you any suggestion for the remote opening? I read about CIM.
     
  9. Samuel Newman

    Samuel Newman Offshore Desk expert Mentor Group Business Angel

    Yes, CIM provides remote opening, video interview is enough for them
    But, you will need also to send 5000 eur as an activation deposit from other account opened in your name

    Banks in Cyprus provide remote account opening as well
     
  10. MrTony

    MrTony Trusted Member Business Angel

    If I have a personal account in Mistertango or Payser, can I send 5000 eur from them?
     
  11. Samuel Newman

    Samuel Newman Offshore Desk expert Mentor Group Business Angel

    have not tried it yet
    but it might work if the transfer is
    in your name
     
  12. Admin

    Admin Forum Moderator The Forum Cleaner

    If you have something to share do it here. Don't ask people to contact you in the threads, this is considered hidden advertising and will lead to warning points! Your post makes no sense at all here!
     
  13. Jav

    Jav Active Member

    Soory than, Its CKB and I visited the office in Podgorica.
     
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  14. totlori9

    totlori9 Banned User Entrepreneur BANNED MEMBER

    Thanks,

    That is in fact a subsidiary of OTP Bank. You said wire transfers from companies were ok. Would you be as kind and let us know if by transfers from companies you mean EUR transfer from an EU company, offshore company, or Montenegro company? And would you give a rough estimate on the size of the transfers (how many figures if in EUR or something like that)?
     
  15. Guido

    Guido New Member

    I've been to 2 banks in Serbia back in 2017 and they welcome you with a big smile but when you want to take your money out they will prevent you from any action ,as you will have to present tax stamps and books audits and pay locally to authorities and eventually it's not that positive place for non-CRS / offshore banking. I don't want to mention names of banks, as it will be risky, but I believe all banks act the same. Be carefull.
     
  16. Jav

    Jav Active Member

    OK now so after the Admin pushed me I need to share it all - joking.
    Its OTP at the bottom yeap Transfers were low 5 figures from EU company and the cash withdrawals was stress free in upper 4 figures. Haven't used the card. Asked the lady about transfers from UAE and she told me that there are blocked countries but the one I mentioned is not in the list so no problem to transfer. That is all I know and experienced there from 2 trips and I'm not affiliate or anyhow connected to the institution and I don't offer any introduction or anything.
    The last is for Admin.
     
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  17. totlori9

    totlori9 Banned User Entrepreneur BANNED MEMBER

    CIM is a swiss bank. Switzerand agreed to CRS haven't they?
     
  18. Jav

    Jav Active Member

    That is not good. Assume it was a corporate account?
     
  19. totlori9

    totlori9 Banned User Entrepreneur BANNED MEMBER

    Thanks, you haven't said it, but I assume this is an EUR account you have, right?
     
  20. Jessie

    Jessie Active Member

    What would be a good reason?

    Would it be easier if you have temporal residency (via stay in hotel or something like that)

    From my experience most banks want you to be a resident.

    What if it's personal account?

    Also over what amounts you have to declare you will be withdrawing few days in advance?