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Business Banking

Starting a Business in France

Banque Populaire Occitane will help you to set up and manage your business, with solutions such as the business package “Frequence Pro” (banking services at a preferential rate), solutions to facilitate the financing of your investments, online banking solutions and secure payments over the Internet.
BPOC can also contribute to the development of your business on an international level thanks to its subsidiary NATIXIS PRAMEX INTERNATIONAL (faire lien au site
Any professional activity in France needs a legal structure, registered either as an individual or as a company.
The most common legal structures are:
-       Self employed / Entreprise Individuelle
-       Limited liability single shareholder corporation / EURL
-       Limited liability joint stock corporations / SARL, SA, SAS
-       Auto-entrepreneur
Registration of a new business needs to be made at the appropriate office:
-       Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie (CCI) for shopkeepers for example
-       Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisan for craftman (« artisan »)
-       Greffe du Tribunal de Commerce for companies with a non commercial purpose
-       Chambre d’Agriculture for individuals or companies operating in agricultural activities


Opening a business account

To open a business bank account you will need to provide the following information:
-       Proof of identity (a valid passport or ID card)
-       Proof of a French address (a utility bill for example)
-       Company Registration number in France (SIRET, SIREN, NAF, extrait Kbis)
-       Statutes  when applicable











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