Become a corporate customer in Nordea

How to become a corporate customer in Nordea

Contact us and we will tell you how to proceed.

Why we ask questions

We want to know you before we advise you. The better we know you, the more individualised our recommendations will be. So we ask all our customers questions because we want to establish and maintain long relationships. 

However, some of our questions we ask for other reasons. As one of the largest banks in Europe, we take our responsibility in society seriously. We work proactively to protect our customers, our company and society at large from illegal activities and we oppose money laundering, human trafficking, drug dealing, terrorist financing, illegal arms trading, tax evasion and so on. 

Be careful out there

Criminals may try to use you for illegal activities. You can help fighting crime with a few measures. Never let anyone use your bank account. Make sure that your computer has sufficient protection and that you are careful when you receive unsolicited e-mails or are asked to click on links.

Why we ask questions Documentation Valid identification Why we ask questions

Why do we ask you?

We know that almost all customers are honest, but in order to find the few that are not, we need to ask everybody questions without exception. And when you and other customers answer our questions, you contribute to preventing illegal operations.
Many countries have similar laws, regulations, policies, sanctions and instructions which banks have to follow to prevent financial crime.

Hence, we ask several questions when you want to become a customer at Nordea and we will continue to ask questions throughout our relationship. We may ask about the origin of funds credited to your account or why you need to use certain of our services. All information from you is kept confidential in accordance with the bank secrecy rules.

We cannot always perform requested services

In the rare cases where we do not get sufficient information, we are not permitted to perform the requested service.

Identity and authentication

We need documentation confirming your identity and address. For example your passport, driver’s licence or other official ID with photo. When relevant, we will need documentation of your business registration and a verified right to represent the company. We may also ask if you hold a prominent public function in a ministry or the like.

Documentation

Documentation for corporate customers

Documentation:

  • Valid identification and documentation relating to the entity/company
  • Minutes of board meetings, articles of association, partnership agreements, cooperation agreements, etc. stating who has power of attorney and represents the entity/company
  • Any other relevant documents – for example financial statements
Type of business
  • Enterprise registered in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises and/or the Norwegian Coordinating Register for Legal Entities
    Customer identification against an original company certificate. The company certificate must not be older than three months.
  • Enterprise under establishment, not registered in the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises and/or the Norwegian Coordinating Register for Legal Entities
    Customer identification against original foundation documents or copy of same certified by a lawyer or auditor. An original company certificate must when issued be submitted to the bank without delay.
  • Sole proprietorship
    Customer identification will be against original transcript from the Norwegian Coordinating Register for Legal Entities. The transcript must not be older than three months. For sole proprietorships not registered in the Norwegian Coordinating Register for Legal Entities, it is sufficient for the proprietor/account holder to present a valid proof of his/her identity and confirm the correctness of the information given with his/her signature.
  • Clubs, associations, organisations, foundations, etc.
    If the entity is registered, the customer identification will be against original transcript from the Norwegian Coordinating Register for Legal Entities. The transcript must not be older than three months. If the entity is not registered, the responsible person will be considered as customer/account holder and must notify his/her local tax office of this.
  • International companies
    International companies who wish to establish a customer relationship with Nordea, must contact Cross Border Clients, Middelthunsgate 17, Oslo
Valid identification

Valid identification

On establishing a customer relationship Nordea is required to ask for valid identification in writing. A description of documents accepted as valid identification for this purpose is given below.

Please note: The identity document must be original and must not have expired.

  • Passport (not emergency passport)
  • National ID card issued by an EU country
  • Norwegian immigrant's passport (blue)
  • Norwegian refugee travel document (green)

The only proof of identity accepted for the issuance of BankID is a valid passport.