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Many banks offer the option of opening a bank account online or in person. Whatever process you choose, the documentation needed is generally the same. Below you will find a list of information that you will need to provide to open a Forward Checking Account.

Company Information
  • Type of legal entity
  • Legal name of entity
  • EIN/Tax ID number
  • Date established
  • Company phone number
  • Company physical address
  • Company description
  • Company industry classification (NAICS code)
  • Company website

Company Documents
Below are examples of acceptable documentation, however, we reserve the right to ask for additional documentation as needed.

  • Formation document
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Certificate of Publication
    • Partnership Agreement
    • Certified Court Order
    • Governing Trust Document
    • Fictitious Trade Name
  • Authority document
    • Operating Agreement
    • By Laws
    • Current Appointment of General Partnership
    • LLP Agreement
    • Limited Partnership Agreement
    • Certificate of Authority
  • AML Policy (If applicable)
Applicant/Authorized Signers/Control Person/Beneficial Owners
  • Legal name
  • Job title
  • Ownership %
  • Physical address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • SSN/Tax ID number
  • Photo ID and selfie with photo ID

Beneficial owner information will be required for each individual who owns 25% or more, directly or indirectly, of the company.

Applicant/Authorized Signers/Control Person/Beneficial Owners
  • Photo ID
  • Selfie photo holding ID
Expected Account Activity
  • Domestic and Foreign ACH Deposits/Withdrawals
    • Volume and number of deposits per month
    • (Foreign only) Countries involved
  • Domestic and Foreign Wire Deposits/Withdrawals
    • Volume and number of deposits per month
    • (Foreign only) Countries involved
    • (Foreign only) Purpose
  • Mobile/Remote Check Deposit Activity

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