How to Open a Company Account?

1. Open a corporate account

Note:

① We serve our account opening service to corporations oversea and Hong Kong, with the exception of those whose US domicile. 

② Please understand that unlimited liability companies are not supported for opening company accounts.

Please enquire the relevant account opening information via customers service hotline (+852 25233588) or online customers service.

Please make an appointment with our customer service before you come to our Hong Kong office.


1.1 Hong Kong companies opening accounts

Opening channels:

1.In person: The director or the person authorized to open the account pursuant to the board resolution comes to Futu Securities Hong Kong office in person with the originals or certified true copies of the below documents to complete and sign the account opening forms. After witnessing, it is expected to take 1-2 weeks for reviewing and the account will be opened upon completed the review.

2.By post: If all required documents are certified and witnessed (including account opening form P.6), please post the originals or certified true copies to our Hong Kong office. It is expected to take 1-2 weeks for reviewing and the account will be opened upon completed the review.

1.1.1 Required documents (originals or certified true copies):

(1) Certificate of Incorporation;

(2) Business registration certificate;

(3) The company's Memorandum and Articles of Association (The latest version);

(4)The latest Annual Return (NAR1) and its subsequent change of particulars (for example, ND2A, etc.) or Incorporation Form (NNC1) filed in the Companies Registry of Hong Kong;

(5)The latest Organization Chart signed and confirmed by a director of the company;

(6) ID/Passport of ALL Directors, ALL Authorized Persons & Shareholders holding 25% or more of the voting rights or share capital;

(7) Address Proof (within 3 months) of ALL Directors, ALL Authorized Persons & Shareholders holding 25% or more of the voting rights or share capital;

(8)The latest audited financial report (if any);

1.1.2 Forms to be completed:

(9)Account Opening Form

(10)The original or certified true copy of Board Resolutions (or equivalent) listing out the authorized person(s) and specimen signatories authorized to open account, operate the account and send settlement instruction to move funds/assets;

(11) Self-certification form – Entity, and/or Self-certification Form - Controlling Person (If applicable);

(12)W8-BEN-E or W8-IMY Form;

( 13 ) Deed of Guarantee (If applicable)

We accept Certified Public Accountants, Solicitors, Notaries, Justice of the Peace, Chartered Secretaries to certify true copies and witness signature.

Noted: The Certified true copies must be within 3 months.


1.2  Overseas companies open company accounts

Opening channels: 

1.In person: The director or the person authorized to open the account pursuant to the board resolution comes to Futu Securities Hong Kong office in person with the originals or certified true copies of the below documents to complete and sign the account opening forms. After witnessing, it is expected to take 1-2 weeks for reviewing and the account will be opened upon completed the review.

2.By post: If all documents are certified and witnessed (including account opening form P.6), please post the originals or certified true copies to our Hong Kong office. It is expected to take 1-2 weeks for reviewing and the account will be opened upon completed the review.

1.2.1 Required documents (originals or certified true copies):

(1)Certificate of Incorporation;

(2)Certificate of Incumbency (including Certificate of Good Standing) - issued within 6 months;

(3)The company's Memorandum and Articles of Association (The latest version);

(4)The latest Organization Chart signed and confirmed by a director of the company;

(5) Register of Directors

(6) Register of Shareholders or Members

(7) ID/Passport of ALL Directors, ALL Authorized Persons & Shareholders holding 25% or more of the voting rights or share capital;

(8) Address Proof (within 3 months) of ALL Directors, ALL Authorized Persons & Shareholders holding 25% or more of the voting rights or share capital;

(9)The latest audited financial report (if any);

1.2.2 Forms to be completed:

(10)Account Opening Form

(11)The original or certified true copy of Board Resolutions (or equivalent) listing out the authorized person(s) and specimen signatories authorized to open account, operate the account and send settlement instruction to move funds/assets;

(12) Self-certification form – Entity, and/or Self-certification Form - Controlling Person (If applicable);

(13)W8-BEN-E or W8-IMY Form;

(14)Deed of Guarantee (If applicable)

We accept Certified Public Accountants, Solicitors, Notaries, Justice of the Peace, Chartered Secretaries to certify true copies and witness signature.

Noted: The Certified true copies must be within 3 months.

The checklist is for reference only. Apart from the documents listed above, we shall have the right to request additional documents if necessary.


2. Proceeding

Please prepare the required documents according to the domicile of the company, submit to us In Person or By Mail.

1.In Person: Please make an appointment with our customer service in advance and come to our Hong Kong office with the required documents to proceed with account opening.

2.By Mail: If all required documents are certified and witnessed (including account opening form P.6), please send the originals or certified true copies to our Hong Kong office by mail.

Our Address: Unit C1-2, 13/F, United Centre, No. 95 Queensway, Admiralty, HK

Office hours: Monday to Friday 9:00-18:00, Lunchtime: 12:00-13:00 (Please note that lunchtime is not available for appointments of corporate account opening.)

Closed on Hong Kong public holidays.