We cooperate with major Polish and International banks and depends of individual preferences of our Clients we provide them with ready made companies with active bank accounts already opened for their companies or we assist them in the process of opening a corporate bank accounts for their shelf or brand new polish limited liability companies established in assistance of LexPoland Business Consulting team.
To open a corporate bank account in Poland you will need your company’s documents and your passport/ID. Depending on the bank that you have chosen, the process of corporate bank account opening can take from 1 hour, up to even a whole week. That is mostly related to the individual procedures at the bank and internal rules of verification for companies that are owner by the foreigners. We always offer our comprehensive advisory and assistance during the whole process.
That is not necessary to have a Polish company to open a corporate bank account in a Polish bank. If you own or if you have a right to act in behalf of a foreign company, and would like to open a corporate bank account in a bank in Poland – we offer our comprehensive legal support. Depending on, inter alia, the country, type of a company, and your individual business needs, the most adequate banks and beneficial solutions can be provide.
To open a corporate bank account for a foreign company in Poland, you would need your company’s document with sworn translation into Polish language, together with your passport/ID as a person entitled to represent the company. We offer detailed advisory regarding the full set of required documents, sworn translation service and legal support in the whole process.
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Bank Millennium SA – a commercial bank with headquarters in Warsaw. In
2016, it was the 7th largest bank in Poland in terms of asset value.
The original incarnation of today's Bank Millennium was the Bank of
Economic Initiatives established in 1989. Initially, 98% of shares were
held by Warta, Poczta Polska, PZU, foreign trade center Universal and
Transakcja (KC PZPR and ZSMP), and 2% were owned by natural persons. One of
the first Polish commercial banks and the first bank listed on the Warsaw
In 1997, BIG SA merged with Bank Gdański SA as a result of which BIG Bank
Gdański was established. In 1998, the name Millenium appeared for retail
customers, and in 2003 BIG Bank Gdański was transformed into a Bank
Millennium operating under the same brand, whose main shareholder and
partner was the Portuguese Banco Comercial Portugues (BCP). Currently, BCP
holds 50.1% of Bank Millennium shares.
The Bank serves clients through a network of over 360 branches, online
banking, telephone and mobile banking. Has an offer for individual clients,
people running a business, as well as small, medium and large companies.
In 2016, the bank had nearly 1.5 million active individual clients and
13,000 corporate clients. In its development strategy, the Bank focuses on
modern service channels like electronic and mobile banking.
Alior Bank SA – a universal bank in Poland, which commenced operations on
November 17, 2008. The Bank is targeting both individual and business
customers. The largest shareholder of the Bank is Powszechny Zakład
Ubezpieczeń Spółka Akcyjna, controlled by the State Treasury, which holds
approximately 29% of shares (data from 2017).
Over 4 million customers use the bank’s services, including almost 190,000.
business customers. At the end of 2016, the total value of loans granted to
clients by Alior Bank amounted to PLN 46.3 billion, and the value of
deposits accumulated PLN 51.4 billion.
Alior Bank created one of the largest distribution networks in Poland. As
at the end of 2015, it had over 850 outlets.
At the end of 2015, the bank employed over 6,000 employees.
Alior Bank’s headquarters departments are currently located in Gdańsk,
Kraków and Warsaw.
mBank SA (formerly BRE Bank SA) – a universal bank, founded in 1986 as the Export Development Bank, the fourth largest financial institution in Poland in terms of the value of assets. It offers retail and investment banking, solutions for SMEs and corporations as well as private banking services. Since 2007, he has been operating on three markets – in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. At the end of the third quarter of 2016 mBank serviced almost 5.3 million retail clients and 20.7 thousand clients. corporate clients. The bank’s group includes companies offering such financial services as leasing, factoring or real estate financing (mLeasing, mFaktoring, mBank Hipoteczny). Since 1992, mBank has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The main shareholder of mBank is German Commerzbank (a strategic partner since 1994, a shareholder since the next year, and as a result of successive increase in engagement since 2003, holding approximately 70% of shares in the company). Currently, Commerzbank – the second largest German bank – owns 69.42% of the company’s shares (data as at September 30, 2016). The remaining stake of shares is in the hands of various, also Polish investors.
ING Bank Śląski SA (ING BSK) – a commercial bank with headquarters in Katowice, providing banking services for individual clients as well as companies and institutions (universal bank). It is the fifth bank in Poland in terms of the value of assets, and the eighth in terms of the number of branches. It was established as the Silesian Bank in 1988 as a result of separation from the NBP. In 1991 he was transformed from a state bank into a joint-stock company, and in 1994 his shares were listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Since 1996, the Dutch shareholder ING Groep has been the majority shareholder of the bank. In 2001, Bank Śląski was merged with ING Bank N.V. Branch in Warsaw. Since then, the bank has been using ING Bank Śląski and is a nationwide institution belonging to the international ING group.
Nest Bank SA – Polish universal bank founded in 1995 as FM Bank SA. In 2013, FM Bank SA merged with Polski Bank Przedsiębiorczości SA. From that time until October 31, 2016, he operated as FM Bank PBP SA under two commercial brands: Bank Smart and BIZ Bank. From November 1, 2016 both brands and legal name were replaced by the name Nest Bank.
Citibank – is considered one of the largest banks serving individual clients in the world. It is part of the Citigroup financial services provider. It has its headquarters in New York. In 1812 he was founded as the City Bank of New York. In 1894 he was already the largest bank in the USA. In 1902, he began international expansion and became the largest American bank with foreign branches. In 1930, he became the largest bank in the world, with 100 branches in 23 countries. In 1955, the name was changed to The First National City Bank of New York, in 1962 to First National City Bank, and in 1976 to Citibank. Currently, Citibank operates in over 100 countries on 6 continents. In Poland, the Bank operates under the name Citi Handlowy and until 2001 as Citibank (Poland) SA.
Idea Bank Spółka Akcyjna (formerly GMAC Bank Polska SA) – a bank in Poland, which began operations in 1991 . The bank’s domain is the financial service of small business entities; micro, small and medium enterprises. Idea Bank was established as a bank for entrepreneurs, especially for persons running a sole proprietorship, micro-enterprises and small enterprises. As regards the loan offer, Idea Bank focuses on mortgage-backed loans, investment loans and microloans. Idea Bank also offers deposit and investment products. The deposit offer is primarily term deposits, negotiable deposits, ROR and savings accounts. The offer of investment products is combined with investment fund management companies (TFI). The Idea Bank offer also includes advice in the area of risk management of its clients. In addition to financial products, Idea Bank also offers additional services, such as consultancy in the field of financing operations, accounting services and capital investment methods.
Getin Bank – represents the Retail Banking Division of Getin Noble Bank SA resulting from the merger of Getin Bank SA with Noble Bank SA. Its offer is addressed to individual clients, small and medium enterprises, local governments, housing associations and large corporations. The Bank’s services are used by over 2.4 million customers, and its products are available in over 500 own and franchise branches, in self-service Getin Point branches and in a wide network of intermediaries.
Bank Zachodni WBK (BZ WBK) – a universal bank with its registered office in Wrocław (registered office), Poznań and Warsaw. It is the third largest bank in Poland in terms of asset value and the third in terms of the number of branches. It was created as a result of the merger in 2001 of Bank Zachodni S.A. and Wielkopolski Bank Kredytowy S.A. Since 2011, he belongs to the Spanish group Santander. On January 4, 2013, Bank Zachodni WBK merged with Kredyt Bank. Bank Zachodni WBK Group brings together companies dealing in brokerage activities, asset management, investment funds, leasing, factoring, bancassurance insurance services and private banking.
Santander Consumer Bank SA – a bank from the Spanish group Banco Santander operating in Poland under the umbrella of Santander Consumer Bank S.A. since 2006. In 2002, through the acquisition of Bank of America Polska SA, the implementation of business plans in Poland began. Then, the name was changed to CC-Bank SA with its registered office in Poznań and operational activity commenced. In 2004, the bank’s name was changed to PTF Bank SA, as a result of absorbing one of the largest credit providers, such as the Polish Financial Association, and moving the headquarters of the bank to Wrocław. Finally, at the beginning of 2006, the bank adopted the name Santander Consumer Bank SA.