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Q: Opening a virtual German Bank account online ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Opening a virtual German Bank account online
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: shellyiro-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 14 Nov 2006 15:20 PST
Expires: 14 Dec 2006 15:20 PST
Question ID: 782770
can i Open a virtual German Bank account online paying egold?
Subject: Re: Opening a virtual German Bank account online
Answered By: scriptor-ga on 14 Nov 2006 15:36 PST
Dear shellyiro,

that is not possible. German law requires the bank to check your
identity, so you must show up in person at the bank and present proof
of identity and residency to open any kind of bank account with a
German bank.

Subject: Re: Opening a virtual German Bank account online
From: probonopublico-ga on 14 Nov 2006 21:06 PST
Interestingly, an English friend of mine long resident in Mexico
recently wanted to open a bank account in England and I found two UK
banks that could do the biz, provided he opened an offshore account
with their Isle of Man branch. (The Isle of Man is NOT in the UK even
though you might think it is.)

However, in each case he had to prove his identity with a branch of
the bank in Mexico which was no prob.

So, maybe, you could open an offshore account somewhere?

However, be warned that - here in the UK - offshore accounts do not
carry the same levels of protection as the onshore variety.

Just a thought!

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