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Business Banking 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