How to open a corporate bank account in St. Lucia?
Where is St. Lucia? Is it one of the offshore centers?
St. Lucia is an island in the Carribean and yes, it is an offshore center.
Saint Lucia by itself is an island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. Part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique
Saint Lucia’s offshore legislation was enacted as recently as the year 2000, affording Saint Lucia the opportunity to adopt best practice in the industry. The Financial Centre Corporation charged with the responsibility of promoting the island as an international financial services jurisdiction, developed an online registry, Pinnacle St. Lucia.
This registry, owned and managed by International Financial and World Investment Centre (IFWIC), a 100% government owned company, allows the end user to carry out searches and to make normal inquiries of the registry. It operates on a secure site and permits users to file documents directly with the IBC registry or through a local registered agent when required. Saint Lucia’s legislation provides strictest confidentiality of details of ownership and directors as this information resides with the Licensed Registered Agent and not at the IBC Registry.
Why is it worth opening bank accounts in St. Lucia?
One of the most reputable Caribbean banks is located exactly here. AS a member of a larger and reputable grup, this bank does not take risks such as onboarding high risk clients but is more than happy to host various companies from jurisdictions that are very unlikely to open bank accounts elsewhere (for example, Gibraltar trading companies).
The banking staff is far and beyond friendly and professional, which is something that very few banks in the CAribbean can be proud of.
With that being said, there are a whole bunch of reasons why you should choose this bank for corporate bank account opening.
Offshore Companies are accepted. The fact that you can open a bank account for a company registered in Nevis, SVG, Marshall ISlands or similar jurisdiction is a big plus. It is a fact that offshores are very unpopular nowadays between banks, and this is not going to get better.
The Bank conducts its business in accordance with internationally recognized principles of banking and has a huge correspondent banking network. Accounts can be open and operated completely remotely, while corporate clients will be able to get VISA cards and secured credit cards. 15 of the world’s major currencies are available for the account, including EUR and USD.
Wealth management, banking services for Trusts and Foundations, cash and/or securities backed lending, financial Escrow services and privacy are guaranteed.
How to apply for account opening?
It is easy, you just need to contact us and set up a consultation regarding the possibility of account opening. We will advise you on your chances of account opening and the following steps.
St. Lucia is the choice No. 1 in the Caribbean!