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Bank Account Opening Service

As one of financial centres in the world, Hong Kong is an ideal place for making investment and opening bank accounts for investors. However, banks have different requirements on the formalities for and necessary information on opening accounts. A company’s director may have to spend additional time in making enquiries to the bank for this as he may fail to provide necessary information or is unfamiliar with the procedures for bank account opening, which may cause a waste of time for them.

Conpak has established a strong business relationship with Hong Kong’s international banks and courteously provide bank account opening service in Hong Kong. We will handle for enterprises the formalities for opening bank accounts with international banks in Hong Kong and assist them in making appointments with banks and the preparation for relevant documents needed, depending on the actual circumstances of such enterprise . The documents needed may include certified documents from accountants (issued by certified public accountants of Hong Kong), business licenses, director’s declarations and minutes of the board of directors.

Advantages of Opening Bank Account in Hong Kong

  • No restriction on foreign exchange remittance, free transfer of funds
  • Convenience in settlement of international trades
  • No interest tax with a higher actual revenues of deposits
  • Free conversion of currencies
  • Convenient daily account operation and online bank transactions
  • Convenience in getting trade financing from international banks

Required Documents

  • Original copies of identification documents of shareholders and directors
  • Original copy of Business Registration Certificate
  • Original copy of articles of association of the company
  • Statutory documents for incorporation
  • Proof of the directors’ addresses
  • Business evidence, such as purchase orders , invoices for sales and purchase, contracts, bills of lading
  • Certified documents from accountants

Methods of Opening Bank Account in Hong Kong

  • By visiting a bank of Hong Kong in person
  • By video account opening

Take HSBC as an example:

  • By visiting HSBC in person: the shareholders and the directors visit HSBC in person. Under normal circumstances, the formality for opening a bank account can be completed on the same day
  • By video account opening: the shareholders and the directors visit a HSBC branch in the mainland China after making an appointment in advance. A bank account would be opened under the witness of a branch staff member. It takes about 15 working days.

Procedures for Opening Bank Account in Hong Kong

  • Submit a bank account opening application
  • Assign a bank account number
  • Deliver a cheque Book
  • Deliver passwords for online banking
  • Activate online banking password
  • First time online banking registration service
  • Deliver or obtain ATM card and password

Comparison of Charges and Fees for Main Banking Services in Hong Kong

Name of Bank Opening Deposit(HKD) Management Fee(HKD) Fee for Inward Remittance(HKD) Fee for Outward Remittance(HKD)
HSBC 10,000-50,000 Business Direct Account:
$ 200 per month (only if the average daily balance of the previous 3 months less than $50,000)
From overseas:65
From other banks in Hong Kong:15
To overseas: 85-115
To banks in Hong Kong: 35-55
Hang Seng Bank 10,000-50,000 $200 per month (only if the average daily balance less than $50,000) From overseas:60
From other banks in Hong Kong: free
To overseas: 110
To banks in Hong Kong: 15-50
BOC (Hong Kong) 50,000 $ 120 per month (only if the average daily balance less than $50,000) From overseas: 0-60
From other banks in Hong Kong: 12
To overseas: 105
To banks in Hong Kong: 18-50
SCB 100,000 $ 600 per month (only if the average daily balance less than $100,000) From overseas: 55
From other banks in Hong Kong: free
To overseas: 160
To banks in Hong Kong: 0-200
Citibank 100,000 $ 100 per month (only if the average daily balance less than 10,000) Free To overseas: 280-330
To banks in Hong Kong: 50-100
Notes:
  • The currency and amounts mentioned above are in Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) unless otherwise specified;
  • If there is no substantial operations in Hong Kong, bank account opening is not accepted in Bank of China (Hong Kong); and
  • The information collected as of February 2017 is for reference only. The actual charges and fees are quoted by the bank concerned at the time when an account is opened.

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