UK Company Formation

 

image United Kingdom Companies are registered online at Companies House. Typically it takes 3 hours to incorporate a UK Company. The most popular type of company incorporated in the United Kingdom is a Private Company Limited by Shares.

This type of company is more usually known as a Limited Company or Ltd.
A UK limited company can be used for any commercial purpose. Private companies limited by shares are also used as holding companies and can be trading or non-trading.

We incorporate private companies limited by shares on-line within 3 working hours. Our fee to incorporate a private company limited by shares is £208.

The requirements for registration of a UK company are fairly straightforward. The company needs just one person appointed as director of the company. A company secretary and other directors are optional. You do not have to be a UK national or resident to be an officer of a UK company.

The company must also have a registered office within the United Kingdom. This is the official address of the company, it does not have to be a trading address, and the company does not have to maintain a presence at the address. We will provide you with an address to use as your registered office.

Key Features of a UK Company

 
  • Can be incorporated within 3 hours
  • Only one director required
  • Only one shareholder required
  • Overseas and corporate shareholders allowed
  • No need to visit

    Price & Fees

     
    • Registration of UK Private Limited Company £208
    • Registered Office address included

    Optional Services

     
    • EU Resident to act as nominee director £750
    • Company Secretary £240
    • Nominee Shareholder £280
    • Bank Account assistance £320

    Business Bank Account

     

    It is not a legal requirement for a UK Limited Company to have its own bank account, and in many cases it is not necessary. If however you do wish to open a bank account we can assist and advise.
    For UK residents bank account opening is a very simple process, however if you are not resident in the UK it can be more difficult.
    It is easy to register a UK limited company from anywhere in the world, but it is more difficult to set up a business bank account unless you live and work in the United Kingdom. There are a number of available options once your company has been incorporated.

    1. Open a Bank account in your country of residence.
    There is no legal requirement for a UK company to have a business bank account in the UK. You can open one in your country of residence. The bank may ask for certified or legalised (apostilled) documents. We can provide these.

    2. Use our Bank account assistance service.
    We can assist you with opening an account with a number of European and other banks including;
    Rietumu Bank
    Blue Orange Bank
    Euro Pacific Bank

    3. Apply directly to UK Banks.
    There are no legal restrictions that prohibit non-UK residents from opening a business account. However, most banks will not accept applications from overseas due to fraud concerns and the additional administration costs. Barclays and HSBC may consider applications, please below.

    • HSBC can provide a business account for UK-registered companies with non-resident directors and shareholders. However, the owner(s) of the company must travel to the UK to sign a bank mandate and present their photographic ID and proof of address documentation. If you wish to find out more about banking with HSBC, please call (from the UK) 0800 032 1770 or from overseas 0044 01470 697032
    • Barclays offers an international business account with no stipulation for any directors or shareholders to be UK residents. All applications from non-residents must start from Barclays International in the Isle of Man, at Queen Victoria House. Whilst it is classified as offshore, it can be based in London, the Isle of Man or Jersey. You will benefit from the same facilities as onshore account holders, including: cheque books; credit and debit cards; and online and telephone banking facilities. This is perfectly suitable for your company to carry out normal trading and banking activities in the UK.

    Help & Advice

     
    Contact us with any questions that you may have. We will be pleased to speak with you and will do our best to assist you.
    If you are ready to register your UK company please use our secure order form
     

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