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  1. retired_member11

    retired_member11 Retired Member

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    I'm looking for a recommendation for a company formation agent offering a 'same day service' (electronic filing at Companies House) - a reliable outfit required, one with an unblemished rep.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. rob

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    ukplc is who i used, they have a registered office address service too.
     
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    Ditto.

    Very easy to set up and quick. They will even reg your ltd.uk name.

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    Same here, used them twice, recommended.
     
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    Thanks for them recommendations,i know it wasn't me asking but i need to form a company sometime soon and was going to use Westbury but with you all recommending the same company and after looking at the site then i will use these.

    Anyone know what they're like at getting one of the big 4 accounts ?
     
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    Sorry, I don't have a clue what you mean. :confused:

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  9. Rich United Kingdom

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    like playing with yourself but begins with B ;)
     
  10. doodlebug United Kingdom

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    lol

    The big 4 is what people refer to as the big 4 banks and big 4 accounants in any country

    The uk is Hsbc,Lloyds tsb,Rbs and Barclays,i dont know what the accountants are ?

    Sorry !!!


    So what i meant is can this company get an account with one of the above easily ? i don't have a business background :-|

    Thanks Doodlebug :cool:

    Nice comment Rich lol you Banker :p
     
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    Whether or not you get a bank account is not really down to the formation agent.

    It makes sense really as once the company is formed they have nowt to do with the running of it.

    Many of the formation agents do push certain banks though, because they get a bunce for every account opened.

    Each bank will have its own policies/risk profiles in respect of its business bank accounts so it's really down to them and them alone whether your account gets opened or whether you get politely told to "take your business elsewhere".
     
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    'Bung' has a nice ring to it - sounds so much more in keeping with the recent behaviour of our 'cherished' UK banks :)
     
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    Thanks BB99, sorry don't know your first name.
    Hopefully they'll be pushy, i would hate to form a company that relies on Paypal via a personal account :oops:
     
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    lol! :lol:
     
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    There are a few company formation agents that as part of an added fee , they guarantee you a business bank account.

    But last time i set up a company, I simply used my accountants to do it - they took care of everything, and sent me stuff to sign and send back to them. Idiot proof.

    They also allow you to use their company address as your registered address, so all the dreaded returns go straight to them and they fill in the stuff. You of course can in turn then put this address on your whois, so it has the benefit of privacy, without the drawbacks :)

    For the annual returns they charge low £xx a year, and for the initial company setup, I think they charged me maybe £100ish on top of the regular formation fee.. well worth it IMO.

    They also had contacts at Lloyds, so helped push through my application for 2 biz bank accounts, UK sterling and a foreign USD account.

    My advice.. yep, you guessed it, use a friendly accountant. If you want me to pass on his details, just PM me.
     
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    and I've used them too, and can't fault them.

    but my post about using a 3rd party, ie. an accountant was with reference to the paperwork onslaught of running a company. sure, setting one up is easy, but the admin can be a pain in the neck.
     
  18. aZooZa

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    I only form companies to match a few domains, so in my case there is no paperwork other than an annual return to indicate that the companies haven't traded. If you don't need a company to trade, don't form one unless you're advised that you really need it. Just my 2p.
     
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    At such a cheap price to start a company though, does it not provide any further protection to form one if you have a valued domain that is not already a company?
     
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    You've lost me there... if I read you right, it's exactly what I'm saying.
     
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