Which bank account to open from below?

ECGC

New Member
Hello,

I am new here.

i have already registered an offshore company from Seychelles.

I am selling consulting services via online.

I have setup a website and a page for my customer to pay via online (credit card & debit card).

My first question, do i need a payment service processor or a payment gateway for me to accept payment from my clients via online?

Now my company secretary given me a list of banks to choose; can you please advise me which bank should i choose?(all of the banks below does not require me to be present at the bank)
ABC bank (Mauritius

Euro Pacific bank (Puerto Rico)

Hermes Bank (St Lucia)

ALSALAM BANK (Seychelles) previous name BMI

Pacific Private Bank (Vanuatu)

Heritage Bank (Belize)

Caye International Bank (Belize)

Boslil Bank (St Lucia)

Bank of Nevis International (Nevis)









 

user9823671

Building Trust
Entrepreneur
My first question, do i need a payment service processor or a payment gateway for me to accept payment from my clients via online?
You will either need a payment processor / gatework to handle the payment for you (may be difficult with offshore compmany / bank account) [1], or will need a merchant account with an acquiring bank to be able to charge cards.


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[1] I've seen some places online saying they will do it, but no experience with and one who got back to me wouldn't be able to do it for US
 

Mr Magoo

Building Trust
Entrepreneur
Better avoid Belize banks, seen the problems they have with correspondent banks and the ones that went bust recently. Boslil will high likely not open accounts for non St Lucia companies. EPB will open your account but read the threads on EPB on the forum.
 

ECGC

New Member
Thanks. Any advise from other members? I really need to decide which bank to open and i really need to know if i need to choose PSP or Payment Gateway :)
 

Mr Magoo

Building Trust
Entrepreneur
Mauritian banks work pretty good for me so far (ABC). They are strong on compliance so be prepared to be asked for financial statements, resolution of directors etc.
 

ECGC

New Member
Noted.

Can you suggest a payment processor and payment gateways that goes well with ABC bank?
 

happyjohn

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Business Angel
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i have already registered an offshore company from Seychelles.
How is this company setup in the Seychelles? If it's a simple registered company in the Seychelles you won't get any bank account with any of the above banks nor will you be able to find a long term payment processor for your business.
 

Sols

Building Trust
Entrepreneur
If those are your only options, I would echo others who have said ABC Bank in Mauritius. I know a couple of people who work as freelancers/consultants and bank with ABC Bank, with companies in Seychelles, BVI, or elsewhere.
 

ECGC

New Member
How is this company setup in the Seychelles? If it's a simple registered company in the Seychelles you won't get any bank account with any of the above banks nor will you be able to find a long term payment processor for your business.
Meaning?

My company secretary did the registration for me.
 

ECGC

New Member
If those are your only options, I would echo others who have said ABC Bank in Mauritius. I know a couple of people who work as freelancers/consultants and bank with ABC Bank, with companies in Seychelles, BVI, or elsewhere.
Can you please ask them if they are using any PSP or payment gateway?

Esp for conpany in Seychelles. Please suggest me any PSP or payment gateway.
Regards
 

happyjohn

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It's almost impossible to find any payment processor for your Seychelles company. You will need to have a real office and staff in the seychelles for your company in order to have any bank or PSP to accept your company as a merchant and valid entity.

You better go for something in Georgia, UK, Cyprus, Malta or other EU entity.
 

Sols

Building Trust
Entrepreneur
Can you please ask them if they are using any PSP or payment gateway?

Esp for conpany in Seychelles. Please suggest me any PSP or payment gateway.
Regards
I know a lot about finding processing for Seychelles company. The short story is that you won't find any.

The long story is that you won't find any sensible options that would take your Seychelles company directly. In most cases, you'd need to form a subsidiary in EU or possibly HK to find a processor there.

None of the consultants I know take payment by credit card. They/we all invoice clients on a monthly basis and then receive payments by bank transfer.
 

user9823671

Building Trust
Entrepreneur
The long story is that you won't find any sensible options that would take your Seychelles company directly. In most cases, you'd need to form a subsidiary in EU or possibly HK to find a processor there.
When you say "that would take your Seychelles company directly", do you mean you will **NOT** be able to process payments yourself in your companies name? But you **CAN** find 3rd party processors (the type who will take the payment in their name, hold it for 30 days then release it to you?)


In most cases, you'd need to form a subsidiary in EU or possibly HK to find a processor there.
Regarding this, do you mean setup a 2nd company in (for example) the UK "mycompany-payments" which can process payments and have that company owned by? or just has your offshore company as a client (sole client) who makes the payment?
 
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