We work with several banks in the UAE to open bank accounts for our clients’ companies. Opening an account remains complicated, regardless of the size of the company. It is therefore advisable to prepare the account opening file as best as possible so that the bank classifies this opening request as “low” risk.
A client will be classified by a “high risk” bank if:
– If his company is registered with a registry in the UAE badly reputed;
– The partner is not a resident of the Emirates;
– The future activity of the company is not clear or too general;
– The client has no professional experience or an unclear source of funds;
– The personal bank statements presented show a negative, weak or inconsistent balance with the future activity of the company.
In these cases, there is a real risk that the banker will refuse to open an account or request additional information, which will then require more time to open an account (minimum 1 month and a half …).
You will find below a description of several banks located in Dubai accepting the opening of accounts for companies registered in the UAE. Their names are not mentioned but do not hesitate to contact us to know their name.
|Name||Profile||Remote Opening||Conditions||Min. Deposit||Timeline to Open|
|Bank A||Local bank for Mainland|
|NO||Residence visa is required + UAE utility bill to provide in the 90 days.||AED 50 000||2 weeks|
|Bank B||Local bank for Mainland|
|NO||Residence visa is required + UAE utility bill||No minimum||1 week|
|Bank C||Local bank for Mainland|
|NO||Residence visa is required||AED 50 000||2 weeks|
|Bank D||Local bank for Mainland|
|NO||Residence visa is required + UAE utility bill + private office if trading license||AED 200 000||1 month|
|Bank E||Local bank for Mainland|
|NO||Residence visa is required||AED 25 000||2 weeks|
|Bank F||Local bank for Mainland, Free-zone and offshore||YES||No conditions||No minimum||1 week|
|Bank G||Online bank for investments for Mainland, Free-zone, Offshore, Foundation||YES||No conditions||AED 367 250||1 week|
|Bank H||Online bank for investments for Mainland, Free-zone, Offshore, Foundation||YES||No conditions||AED 36 725||1 week|
|Bank I||Online bank for investments for Mainland, Free-zone, Offshore, Foundation||NO||No conditions||AED 3 650 000||1 month|
We assist you for free in opening one or more professional bank accounts for your company.
You are the ONLY one with access to the company’s bank account. We have no signature authority, access, or visibility into your accounts. The banking relationship, if accepted, is solely between the bank and you.