Who can open an account?

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1. Which countries does Holvi offer services in?
2. Which company forms does Holvi support?
3. Can I open a private account with Holvi?

 

 

 

 

1. Which countries does Holvi offer services in?
We currently offer our services in Finland, Germany and Austria, as well as for Estonian e-residents. That means that if you open an account for a Finnish, German or Austrian company, you and all shareholders of the company must have their main residence in the same country as your company is registered, but you don't need to be a national of that country. 

If you open an account as an Estonian e-resident, your residence may be almost anywhere in the world. 

Holvi currently does not support FATCA reporting, so unfortunately we can't offer accounts for clients that represent US indicia and might be liable for FATCA reporting (e.g. US citizens).

FATCA (US reporting)
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a 2010 United States federal law to enforce the requirement for United States persons including those living outside the U.S. to file yearly reports on their non-U.S. financial accounts to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
Who is affected by FATCA?
The Act applies to "U.S. persons "(US taxpayers), Individuals and legal entities which meet any of the following US indicia:

  • US citizenship
  • a permanent residence in the US
  • birth in the US
  • a postal or residential address in USA
  • a phone number in the US or a direct credit / standing order in favor of a US account or a currently valid power of attorney or authority to sign documents for the benefit of a person with US -Address.

Holvi also does not support countries of residence that are listed as "High risk and non-cooperative" by FATF.

 

 

 

2. Which company forms does Holvi support?
In general, Holvi does not support ownership structures that involve one or more legal entities with 25% or more shares / investments. That means if your company is owned by another company, we will not be able to offer you an account. 

Holvi offers accounts for companies from the following countries: Finland, Germany, Austria and e-Estonia. The following company types are accepted:

Finland:

  • Ay - Avoin yhtiö
  • Ky - Kommandiittiyhtiö
  • Muu rekisteröity yhteisö
  • Nuori Yrittäjyys
  • Oy - Osakeyhtiö
  • Osk - Osuuskunta
  • Rekisteröimätön elinkeinonharjoittaja
  • Rekisteröimätön yhdistys
  • Ry - Rekisteröity yhdistys
  • Toiminimi / Yksityinen elinkeinonharjoittaja

Germany:

  • e.G. - Eingetragene Genossenschaft
  • e.K. - Eingetragener Kaufmann
  • e. V. - Eingetragener Verein
  • Einzelunternehmen / Gewerbe
  • Freiberufler
  • GbR - Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts
  • GmbH in Gründung (Vor-GmbH)
  • GmbH - Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
  • GmbH & Co. KG
  • KG - Kommanditgesellschaft
  • Ltd.&Co.KG
  • nicht-eingetragener Verein
  • OHG - Offene Handelsgesellschaft
  • PartG - Partnerschaftsgesellschaft
  • Rechtsanwälte/Notare/Ärzte
  • UG - Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt) in Gründung
  • UG - Unternehmergesellschaft (haftungsbeschränkt)
  • UG & Co. KG

For German company types GmbH and UG, we can offer founder accounts, which allow you to pay your starting capital into your bank account before official documentation is available. All other company forms must be able to provide all relevant documents for verification before opening the account.  

Austria:

  • Einzelunternehmen / Gewerbe
  • e.U. - Eingetragener Einzelunternehmer
  • Freiberufler
  • Gen - Genossenschaft
  • GesbR - Gesellschaft nach bürgerlichem Recht
  • GmbH - Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
  • GmbH & Co. KG
  • KG - Kommanditgesellschaft
  • Ltd.&Co.KG
  • nicht-eingetragener Verein
  • OHG - Offene Handelsgesellschaft
  • Verein

e-Estonia:

  • OÜ -Osaühing

 

 

 

 

3. Can I open a private account with Holvi? 
Unfortunately this is not possible. Holvi only offers business accounts. 

 

 

 

 

 
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