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Business Account-Opening Checklist

Use the following checklist to simplify opening a new Emprise Bank business checking or savings account.

  • All Accounts
    • Valid government-issued photo ID and social security number for each individual listed on the account
    • Each individual’s ownership percentage in the company
    • Phone number for the signer/owner
    • Physical address for each signer/owner
    • Physical and mailing address for the business 
    • Phone number for the business
    • Note: When entity documents are unable to be provided, a Certificate of Good Standing from the Secretary of State will be accepted.
  • Sole Proprietorship

    • Social security number of the owner or Business EIN
  • Limited Liability Company

    • Articles of Organization from the Secretary of State
    • Operating Agreement (needed with multiple owners)
  • Partnership; General, Formal, Limited, Limited Liability

    • Partnership Agreement signed by all the partners
      • Limited Partnership
        • Certificate of Limited Partnership filed with the Secretary of State
      • Limited Liability Partnership

        • Statement of Qualification filed with the Secretary of State
  • Corporation

    • Articles of Incorporation from the Secretary of State
    • Documentation notating signers and signing authority (board meeting minutes)
  • Organization or Association

    • Formal
      • By-laws
      • Documentation notating signers and signing authority (board meeting minutes)
      • Or Articles from the Secretary of State
    • Informal

      •  No entity documents required

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