"Hot List" of International Banks to facilitate account opening  
Opening an International bank account and a brokerage account for your foreign entity is a key step in the process of diversifying assets outside the jurisdiction of the United States and a key step in securing your future.

While some of our International Entity Packages include "account opening" services, others do not. In addition to any account opening services provided, once you become a client, you will be eligible to receive a "Hot list of International Banks" along with suitability and contact information that will enable you to deal directly with the banks to establish accounts, often without the need to travel. Banks in some jurisdictions however, such as Hong Kong, do require a personal meeting. 

Please note that we do not charge for a "bank introduction service" - this is a controversial process wherein a client pays a fee ranging from USD 500-1500 for the "introduction" to a bank. Often the bank subsequently denies the account opening and you are left with a very bad taste in your mouth since (in almost all cases) the "introduction fee" is not refundable. Instead, we make a small charge of $250.00 that covers the cost of the necessary documentation preparation and certifications that the bank will need to complete the application.

Banks themselves may however charge an "account opening fee" - this is common in Asia when an international company search must be completed or if the bank agrees to open the account remotely (without a personal visit). This fee is usually payable only when the account has been opened and is usually deducted from your initial deposit.