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 need your help to ensure that we have the correct information about you and the way you use our bank – even if you have been a customer of Nordea for long. We will ask you to answer a number of questions either by telephone, letter or through Netbank/Mobilbank. 

At Nordea we are required to comply with the Danish Money Laundering Act and the Danish Tax Control Act. By answering the questions you help us meet our obligations and you help us protect you as a customer and Nordea from becoming victims of financial crime.

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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. 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, call Contact Centre on 232 06002 (+ 47 232 06002)
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.