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Register your new UK limited company with virtual business bank account for £549 +vat

The perfect package to register your UK limited company with bank account. This package is ideal for businesses looking to quickly start trading.

What’s included in International all-inclusive with virtual bank account package?

Digital copy of all new company documents

As soon as your company is incorporated (registered) we will email you the digital PDF copies of:

  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Share Certificates
  • Memorandum and articles of Association.
  • Digital copy of company register with first entries

Printed certificate of incorporation & share certificates (free International courier delivery)

As soon as your company is incorporated (registered) we will print and post you the official copies of certificate of incorporation and share certificates.

Super-fast online service (no signatures or paperwork)

Our registration process is handled entirely online. You need not fill any complicated form or submit unnecessary paperwork.

Inclusive of companies’ house and all other government fees

Our package price includes Companies House registration fee of £10. Our pricing policy is fair, transparent, straight-forward and there are no additional/hidden charges.

Registered office (London, HA4)

All UK companies require a registered office address for HMRC and Companies House to send official letters. Your company’s registered office address is available to view by the public for free.

To avoid your home address being shown to general public, you can buy our registered office address service. Our prestigious College House, 2nd Floor, 17 King Edwards Road, London address will appear on public record as the official registered address of your company.

We will receive your company’s official statutory mails at our office. Statutory mail for the purposes of this service is mail received from HMRC or Companies House. We will open, scan and forward all official mail to the email address given during the application. This service is renewable on a yearly basis for a small fee of £35.00+vat.

Director service address (London, HA4)

This service allows the directors, shareholders and PSC’s to protect the privacy of their home from the general public. Our prestigious London address will appear on public record as the official address of a company officer. You can avoid unsolicited letters, visitors and associated security risks. You and your family are also safeguarded from potential identity theft.

We will receive all company officer’s official statutory mails at our office. Statutory mail for the purposes of this service is mail received from HMRC or Companies House. We will open, scan and forward all official mail to the email address given during the application. This service is annually renewable for £24.00+vat.

Virtual address (mail forwarding service) - London, HA4

You can now use our Prestigious London address as your virtual address or business correspondence address. We will receive all your non-statutory business-related mails/letters/parcels. We will receive all your emails at our offices. We will then forward the mails to your postal address for an additional charge of 50p+postage per item.

You can avoid unsolicited letters, visitors and associated security risks. You and your family are also safeguarded from potential identity theft. As a FREE service, we will automatically eliminate mail that we deem to be junk mail and destroy it.

The address:

College House, 2nd Floor, 17 King Edwards Road, London, HA4 7AE

£50 deposit for mail forwarding (included)

This £50 deposit will be credited to your account and will be used for forwarding all your mails/posts to your UK or international address. Our mail forwarding rates are royal mail actual charges + 50p handling fee per item. Mails will be forwarded on a weekly basis. When the deposit depletes to under £5, we will ask you top-up the deposit once again.

Our mail forwarding helps to keep your residential address private while allowing you to receive letters or parcels from suppliers or customers at a prestigious London address. As a FREE service, we will automatically eliminate mail that we deem to be junk mail and destroy them.

Free consultation with accountant - Get advice on vat, accounting and legal obligations

You get 1-hour free consultation with certified accountant over the phone, Skype or live chat from wherever you are.

  • Get free tax saving Tips
  • Find out how you can avoid costly accountancy mistakes
  • Learn about your legal obligations for FREE
  • And more

Free business phone number

Help your business launch with a professional number – no need to give out your private home or mobile details.

You can forward calls to any mobile or landline and take it with you when you move into an office. When the phone rings you get an alert that it’s a business call. You can answer, reject or take a message. No office, contract or extra handsets needed! Includes call recording and online portal.

Free WorldPay merchant account

We have partnered with WorldPay to offer payment gateway facility to accept credit cards online or at the shop front. WorldPay works with all business types and sizes. When you select this option on our checkout page, we will apply to WorldPay on your behalf. Your application will be given a higher priority for a fast-tracked approval.

Free business startup and marketing guides

You get a free business start-up guide written by our accounting and marketing experts. Our guide helps you with understanding the legal obligations plus how you can efficiently run your new business. The topics that are covered in our guide include:

  • Working from home
  • Paying yourself
  • Allowable/disallowable expenses
  • Mileage allowance
  • Handling employees
  • Expenses management
  • Insurance
  • And lots more

Free £75 Google AdWords voucher

You can kick-start your business with this exclusive offer from Google. Get £75 AdWords voucher for free, after you spend your £25 with AdWords. This £75 credit will be applied to your AdWords account after you spend the initial £25.

This offer is subject to available and Google’s terms and conditions. We also offer 30-minute free consultation with Google AdWords and marketing expert.

Free .co.uk domain name

Get a free (.co.uk) domain name for 12 months supplied by one the world’s leading domain name companies. This offer is applicable when you buy webhosting plan for just £3.53/month. Get 1GB space, 25GB data transfer and 25 email accounts in the webhosting plan. You can get your business online and email accounts in your own business name with this fantastic offer.

Free online company manager account (web portal)

You get 100% free access to our easy to use company manager portal that enables the following:

  • Edit or change your company address, accounting dates and director details
  • File annual returns with ease
  • Send you remainders about important filing dates to avoid unwanted penalties
  • Form new companies effortlessly
  • Secure access to print/download all your company documents
  • Access to billing history, invoices and to renew services

Free customer support for the life of your company

We at Mint Formations offer you free customer support for life. Our company formation experts are just a phone call or live chat away. We are glad to help you with any queries during and after your company is registered.

Corporate hijack protection

Prevent your company from being a victim of identity theft. Receive an alert, every time a change to your company is made at Companies House.

Identity theft of a company is a growing problem in the UK and costs businesses millions of pounds every year. Fraudsters and criminals amend official registration details of the company at Companies house and use unscrupulous methods to get loans, use for scams or attack your bank account.

When you use this service, you will get an instant alert when a change is recorded at Companies House. You can quickly investigate the reason and prevent any attempts at hijacking your company details.

Pre-submission review

Our experts will manually review your application for any errors and correct them before submitting it to Companies House. It is a time consuming and expensive process to make any changes after you incorporate your new company.

VAT registration for your new company (if required)

If you need or want to have your company registered for VAT, we will take care of the formalities and process the application on your behalf.

Why do companies register for VAT?

Companies register for VAT if they expect their turnover to exceed £85,000 in the next 12 months. It is a legal requirement to register for VAT, unless your business is exempt. Even if your company turnover is expected to be less than £85,000 you can still register voluntarily.

How do we register for your VAT?

As soon as we incorporate your company, we will email you a questionnaire. This questionnaire will request additional information for VAT registration with HMRC. Once we receive the requested information, we will file it with HMRC on your behalf. VAT approval process usually takes between 8 and 21 days.

As soon as your VAT registration is approved, we will send the details to you by email. You will receive your VAT registration certificate by post from HMRC.

PAYE registration service (if required)

We can register your company for PAYE (pay as you earn) with HMRC. This enables the director to take a salary or pay the employees.

As soon as your company is registered, we will contact you via email to get some additional information to complete your PAYE registration application with HMRC.

This process normally takes around 3 to 4 weeks, and all your PAYE information will be sent to you by post directly from HMRC. You can still process your salary payments within this period and complete your PAYE return after you receive the PAYE registration from HMRC.

Live personal manager support (step by step help during registration)

Worried about making mistakes? Hire a dedicated personal manager. Get guided step by step through completion.

Confused with the terms PSC’s, share-holders, SIC codes, share capital, registered address…? Worried about making mistakes? Don’t worry. We offer a dedicated personal manager to help you all the way through to completion. After you complete the payment process your allocated personal manager will connect with you to hand hold & guide you through every step of your new company registration. Take the stress out of your company registration.

Business email account setup (2 email accounts)

Now that you are a business owner, don’t use generic email addresses from Yahoo or Gmail anymore. We will setup 2 business email accounts (yourname@companyname.co.uk) in your own business name. This will help give your business a professional touch.

You also get your own business website domain registered to your name for 12 months. This service can be renewed each year and more email addresses can be added any time for an additional fee. You can also make use of our website design service at a special discounted rate.

Annual confirmation statement filing service (for 1st year)

A confirmation statement is a document that company directors must complete at least once every 12 months and deliver to Companies House. It is used to confirm the registered details of a company at a certain date. If you fail to do this on time, Companies House may take steps to forcibly dissolve the company and it may also affect the company credit rating adversely.

We will prepare and file confirmation statement (your mandatory requirement) with Companies House on your behalf, when you select this service.

Virtual bank account setup (non-UK residents)

We have affiliations with a few institutions that offer UK virtual bank account for non-UK residents. This is a good solution for majority of businesses, with non-resident directors. You will get a UK bank account number, sort code and IBAN number.

Using this virtual UK bank account, you can receive payments in £(GBP) via credit card or bank transfer and make payments to your suppliers’ bank accounts or HMRC. You can also receive payments from marketplaces such as Amazon. You can send payments to other bank accounts within UK via bank transfer. You can use ATM cards or withdraw funds to your local bank account in your country.

We will examine your suitability, prepare the paperwork, facilitate the necessary documents, complete and submit your application for fast track approval. The process could take anywhere from 1 week to 4 weeks.

Note: There are few restrictions with this virtual bank account and it may not be offered for certain high-risk regions/business types or individuals. But, we work closely with them to secure a bank account for most of our overseas customers. If in any case your bank account application gets rejected we will refund £200 (our fee for setting up virtual bank account).

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High street bank account setup (for non-UK residents)

To avail this service, you must be prepared to travel to UK with the required documents.

Opening a high street bank account for companies with overseas resident directors is becoming increasingly difficult. However, we have special arrangements with a popular high street bank to facilitate this service.

We will examine your suitability, prepare all the paperwork, facilitate necessary documents, complete and submit your application with a UK high street bank for fast track approval. After submitting the application, you must travel to the UK soon with the necessary supporting documents, and present to the bank representatives face to face. If required, our banking representative will also attend the meeting alongside you.

Please note we do not facilitate visa/work permit or travel requirements and you must arrange it yourself.

International all-inclusive with virtual bank account £549

The perfect package to register your UK limited company with complete peace of mind. You also get either a online bank account without travelling to the UK.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I have to visit UK to register my new UK company?

No. You can officially register your UK limited company from wherever you live in the world, without visiting UK. Also, you do not have to be a UK citizen or resident to incorporate your new UK company.

You can complete the entire registration process online, using a simple 4 step process in our website.

What are the basic requirements for an overseas resident to register a UK company?

Company should have one director and one shareholder (over 16 years old). A same person can be both a director and a shareholder. The company should also have a UK registered office address (included with our international packages). These are the only basic requirements for an overseas resident to register a UK company.

What documents do you require to register my UK company?

We require ID proof and address proof documents for the shareholders and directors of the new company. Please note, you need to send these documents only after the company is incorporated and not before. So, you can start with the registration process straightaway and send these documents later, within 30 days of order completion via email. Please visit identification requirements for more information.

Can I register my existing overseas company in the UK?

Yes. You can do that. However, it is called as registering a place of business for your overseas company in the UK. The process is slightly complicated as it requires a UK resident to act as a permanent representative for the company in the UK. This person must be authorised to accept service of documents on behalf of the company. We do not currently offer this service, please refer Companies House website for more information.

The easier alternative is to register a new UK limited company with the overseas company owning its shares in this new company.

How do I place an order?

  1. Choose a company name
  2. Select a package
  3. Choose add-ons and complete payment
  4. Enter company registration details and submit

What are the points to remember while registering a UK limited company?

The company name should end with ‘Limited’ or ‘LTD’

  • A minimum of 1 director & 1 shareholder should be appointed (one person can be both)
  • The directors and shareholders shall be any nationality and reside anywhere in the world
  • The new company’s registered office address should be in the UK (all our international packages include registered office address)
  • Name and address of all appointments (director's or shareholders) should be submitted
  • The minimum share capital for a UK limited Company is £0.01 and there is no maximum limit
  • The minimum number of shares issued is 1 (this is done by default)

How long will it take to complete the whole process?

It could take anywhere from 3 hours to 48 hours. The speed of processing entirely depends on the Companies House queue on any given day. If you are lucky it can be the same day and if you get caught on a busy queue, it could even take up to 48 hours.

If you need your company formed urgently then we recommend that you select the same day service. This express service guarantees same day formation, provided the application is correctly submitted before 2PM on a business day.

What address should I use to register my new company?

All companies are legally required to have a registered address in the UK. It must be a physical address in the UK and not a post-box. This is the address where all the official communication will be sent. All Our international packages include a premium London registered office address.

What are your annual renewal charges?

The registration fee is just one-time, and you don’t have to pay anything the next year. However, our address services are priced annually, and you can choose to renew it. Our package price covers your entire first year. Here is our pricelist for annual renewal for some of our services

  • Registered office service: £35 + vat (for 12 months)
  • Directors address service: £24 + vat (for 12 months per officer)
  • Business address service: £99 + vat (for 12 months)

How Mint is different from other UK formation agencies?

There are many company formations agencies in the UK. Almost all of them offer similar services, prices, packages and timescale to register your new UK company. How are we different from other formation agencies?

Most company formation agencies operate like a faceless corporate company. At Mint, we work like a friendly, family owned business across the road. We offer friendly service with a personal touch. We take care of registering your company as if we are starting up our own company for the very first time.

We ourselves have started businesses from scratch and we thoroughly understand the anxiety that every business owner goes through before starting a new company. That is why our live chat and phone personnel offer a friendly and caring support all the way through completion. We take absolute delight in answering every one of your question, no matter how small or trivial it is. Most importantly, no question is a stupid question and we are happy to answer each one of them with a smile.

We will either guide you through to do it yourself or we can do it on your behalf. While most other agencies require you to struggle through with the terms, rules, legislation and associated jargon, we keep it very simple and easy for you to complete your application in a breeze.

Our friendly and personal touch in making your entrepreneurial journey easy is how we are different from other agencies. Give us a try and you’ll instantly notice the difference.

Do I need to sign any paper work for company registration?

No. Our company formation service is 100% online and there is no need to supply any documentation, or signatures. Just follow our simple step by step process to get your company registered.

How does our price compare against other formation agencies?

Our prices are fair, competitive and like for like it’s certainly the best in the industry. The company registration packages that we have carefully put together for you, gives fantastic value for your money.

We not only offer the best prices, but we have also negotiated great deal with other companies who offer products and services at greatly reduced price, exclusively for Mint customers.

We continually try and improve the offers to our customers, but one thing that we never do is to deliberately entice you with a low price and shock you with extras at the later stage.

What documents will I get on email, after my company registration?

Once your new company is registered by Companies House you will receive an email containing:

  • Your certificate of incorporation
  • Memorandum &articles of association
  • Share certificate for each shareholder
  • Company register with first entries

Do you also refer UK resident for a merchant account?

Yes, we can refer you to WorldPay payment gateway for a merchant account. However, please note that you need a UK business bank account to open a merchant account.

Can you help me step by step, while I do the registration online?

Yes, we can hand hold you and help you step by step during the registration process. Just contact our live chat support and we will be happy to guide you through.

Why is it difficult to open business bank account in the UK?

It is becoming increasingly difficult to set up a business bank account with a major UK bank, unless you live and work in the UK. That’s because all UK banks follow strict anti-money laundering regulations and rules such as KYC (Know Your Customer) which makes it mandatory for the customer to visit the UK for a meeting with the bank. However, we do have some arrangements with a few banks who might offer business bank account for overseas directors.

Do I have to live in the UK to open a business bank account?

You do not have to live in the UK to open a business bank account. There are no restrictions legally that stops non-UK residents and non-UK citizens from opening a UK business bank account. However, most banks follow stringent procedures to open a business bank account for overseas residents/citizens because of money laundering, funding for illegal activities, fraud concerns and associated administrative costs.

Do you also help with opening savings/personal bank accounts?

No, we only provide help to open a business bank account for non-Uk resident directors who are already running or planning to register a business with us.

Why overseas directors prefer a virtual bank account?

Virtual bank account is the best option for non-UK residents to open their business bank account without visiting the UK. Our team will handle all the required paper work and procedures, making it hassle free for non-residents directors.

What are the features included in a virtual bank account?

  • You will get a UK bank account number, sort code and IBAN number.
  • You can use virtual bank account to get payments in £(GBP) via credit card or bank transfer
  • You can also make payment to your supplier’s bank accounts or to the HMRC
  • You can also receive payments from market places such as Amazon
  • You can send payments via bank transfer to your local bank account in your country
  • You can use debit/ATM cards to withdraw funds
  • You can link your PayPal account with your virtual bank account

How long will it take to open a virtual bank account?

It normally takes between 3-4 weeks, but could happen before that time as well. Once your company is registered in the UK our team will contact you and initiate the process to help you open your virtual bank account in the UK.

Do I need a virtual office (mail forwarding address) to apply for a business bank account?

Yes, you will need a UK virtual office address (Mail forwarding) to apply for a business bank account. Fortunately, it is included in all our international packages expect the classic package, in which case you can purchase it separately.

What are the documents required to open a virtual bank account?

Generally, you will have to provide 2 different documents for identity proof and address proof, although valid documents differ from bank to bank. In most cases, these are the acceptable forms of identification.

  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • National identity card
  • Tenancy agreement or mortgage statement
  • An electricity or gas bill (less than 3 months old)
  • A recent (less than 3 months old) bank or credit card statement that’s not printed off the internet
  • A recent tax bill

In most case a valid identity proof document issued by your respective government should be enough. The bank will contact you directly regarding document requirements.

Prefer a personal manager to register your company on your behalf?

Worried about making mistakes? Not comfortable doing it yourself? We offer UK company formation service with a dedicated personal manager. Your personal manager will collect the details from you via email and register your new company the correct way. Please fill in your details and we will contact you.

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