Then the second part of this article starts with a story in a bank.
On the next day, I took all my documents (Y1 form: Notification of start up for limited company, appendix form for Y1, personal data form, memorandum of associations, articles of associations) to the bank where I made an appointment in the previous week.
You know what?
The service person assigned for me said she doesn’t speak English…
So we can’t do anything today?
I struggled and tried to ask for something helpful and we can do today. It was so great at least she said that “Well, we can open a bank account today”, and “but I can’t do other things today.”
Wow! Yes, we can!
She said later “Could you please bring a person who can speak Finnish on the other day? I can’t explain all these things in English.”
All right…I know it’s difficult without the capability of speaking local language anyway.
Anyway, I opened a corporate bank account and transferred 2500 euros into this account as the lowest limitation to establish a limited company and if I got the certificate of balance, it would be enough for the registration process.
I finished this appointment by saying that I’ll transfer the money tomorrow and come back to take the certificate of balance on the day after tomorrow.
Besides, actually the service person only read the Y1 form while she was opening the bank account. She didn’t check any other documents, which means it’s much easier to open a corporate bank account than I expected.
Then I asked a Finnish friend to come with me in 2 days, but there were no such difficult things to explain.
They were just about the monthly account management fee, monthly internet banking service fee, transaction fee, etc.
I tried hard to ask a Finnish friend to come, but it just only took 20 minutes for the whole meeting.
Anyway, I got the certificate of balance and now it’s ready for company registration.