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UK bank account for non-res directors

UK bank account for non-resident directors of UK company

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The directors of a UK limited company, which has been dormant for many years, wish to resurrect the trading activities and open a company UK bank account. However, there are two directors and they are Ugandan so I am finding it a little difficult. Do any contributors have experience of a bank which is more receptive to opening an account. The directors know that they will need to come to the UK for identification purposes. Neither of them have UK citizenship.

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By Matrix
03rd Dec 2018 12:17

Are they also the shareholders? If they have passed your AML procedures then I expect they would be able to also pass those of a UK bank when they are here. I don't know which banks set up accounts where there are no UK resident Directors, do a search on here since it has been asked before (with limited results I believe).

Not sure why they have a UK company when it will not be managed and controlled here, I assume you are happy with addressing the international tax issues and have discussed with their Ugandan advisers.

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03rd Dec 2018 15:54

Thanks for your reply Matrix.

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