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Most offshore Companies should be renewed with the authorities where the company is registered on a yearly basis to ensure that the company is kept in good standing.

The yearly renewals will cover the government fees, the registered office fees and registered agent fees for the company. 

If you fail to pay for the yearly renewal, then penalties may occur and the company could potentially be removed from the register.

To help take away the pressure of remembering the yearly renewals, we do send courtesy reminders in plenty of time to arrange the payment for the renewal. However, please note that it is the Directors responsibility to ensure that the Company is in good standing.

If you have an offshore company that was formed through us and it is due for renewal then please click here.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the renewals further, please contact us here.

We are pleased to congratulate Adam our Technical Specialist on his fourth year of service with CFS International Formations. 

Since joining CFS in December 2014, Adam has been the driving force in our ongoing system development. 

Adam said "I have enjoyed my time working at CFS, each day is different and brings new challenges and opportunities to overcome / achieve. I love the fast paced work environment and also working on new features and improvements for our website."

Well done for your dedication and hard work with CFS over the last 4 years Adam!

We understand that each and every business is unique, this is why we cater to individual needs, provide bespoke services and are able to create packages that are designed to suit your exact requirements. We strive to ensure that you are provided with the key services that you need for your new business venture.

We have a specialist team ready to assist you with starting your business or moving your existing company forward.

Please contact us for an informal chat about your requirements here.

Do you require a VAT Registered Shelf Company? Look no further!

We can have a Shelf Company of your choosing successfully transferred over to your ownership within 24 hours of receiving the Shelf Company changes, allowing you to start trading the same day. We handle all of the company’s transfer process, create all required documents including:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Fully Completed Register with new and previous officer details
  • New Share Certificates
  • Transfer of Shares document

We even deal with transferring the VAT Number to your ownership.

There are many benefits of transferring an existing company, there may be an immediate need for a company with an active VAT number. A readymade company with a VAT number can be the perfect start to your business. Not to mention we offer a FREE change of name along with a fully completed register and other important company documents which are required to be able to legally trade.

Make your Shelf Company purchase today by clicking here

We are able to assist with opening an Offshore Business Bank Account for your company. We work closely with our Banking Partners to ensure we provide you with the best service. Depending on the location of your company will depend on what Bank Account we are able to offer.

Our Banking page contains a lot of information about the Banks we offer including the requirements, information about the Bank, fee schedules and information on the services the Bank provide.

The Bank Account for your company does not need to be opened in the location of your company. For example, a BVI Company can have a Bank Account in Mauritius.

To read more about the Bank Account Introductions we offer, please click here

We have some exciting news to share with you regarding our St Vincent Incorporations. Our usual price of 699.00 GBP has been reduced greatly to 589.00 GBP for a limited time only!

This offer will be valid from 1st November to the 23rd December 2018. So hurry, don’t miss out on this amazing deal!

For more information on St Vincent or to place your order, please click here.

We are pleased to congratulate Chloe on her second year of service with CFS International Formations.

During her time at CFS, Chloe has completed a Qualification in Business Administration and is experienced in all aspects of UK Company Formations, and Offshore Formations.

Chloe is the first point of contact for many clients wishing to start their business offshore.

Chloe said:

‘I feel a sense of achievement when I help my clients set up their businesses successfully. Each day at CFS is so different and I love the fast paced environment I work in. CFS has given me the opportunity to further my academic qualifications which I am extremely grateful for’

Well done Chloe, for your hard work and dedication over the last 2 years at CFS.

Marshall Islands is an overseas jurisdiction with a high level of confidentiality and privacy protection. The Marshall Islands is amongst one of the most confidential and secure jurisdictions that you can incorporate a company in.

A major advantage of forming a company in the Marshall Islands is that unlike many other locations, they permit the issuing of bearer shares. We are able to assist with issuing bearer shares to your Marshall Islands Company.

Bearer shares bypass having registered shares by not including the name of the holder of the shares on the share certificate. The records do not have to be recorded with the public authorities. However, they should be recorded with the registered agent of the corporation to maintain the validity of the bearer share.

If you would like any further information on the issuance of bearer shares in Marshall Islands, please contact us for more information.

All Companies registered in the UK are required to have a UK Registered Office Address. If you are not located in the UK, or wish to protect your home address from being displayed on public records we are able to provide you with a Registered Office service. The Registered Office is the address of the company that is displayed on public records.

When post is received at the Registered Office, we will arrange for it to be forwarded onto you. There are two options on how you can receive your mail:

Scanning and Emailing

This is a great way to receive your post as it is fast and enable you to keep electronic copies of mail received. This service is free of charge (for up to 15 letters per week). If you opt for this service, hard copies of your post will not be forwarded onto you and will be securely disposed of.

Postal

If you prefer to keep a hard copy of your letters, this service is recommended. On a weekly basis, we will forward post onto an address of your choice. If the forwarding address is not located in the UK, we ask for a 30.00GBP mail forwarding deposit to cover postal costs. 

If you would like more information about our Registered Office services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We would like to congratulate Courtney on her first year of service with CFS International Formations.

During this time Courtney has completed our comprehensive training program and is now experienced in all aspects of our UK Formation Services.
You may well know Courtney already as she is the first point of contact for most of our clients needing assistance with our UK Companies.

Courtney commented “I am looking forward to completing my qualification in Business Administration in the upcoming year, I believe my qualification will help me grow within the Business. I love that each day is different, speaking to different people all around the world and assisting them with their Company Formations and additional services”

Well done Courtney for all your hard work and dedication to CFS over the last year.

Did you know that most Offshore Companies need to be renewed in order to keep the company in good standing?

CFS are here to help you on an annual basis, by providing you with regular email reminders that your company is due for renewal, and assisting you once we have received your order.

If your company is not renewed, then you may incur late filing penalties, and your company will be removed from the Register of Companies.  

If you would like to see the renewal charges of each location, then please click here.

Each UK Limited company is required to file 2 documents with Companies House each year. These are a Confirmation Statement (Annual Return) and Company Accounts.

The Confirmation Statement is to keep Companies House up to date with the details of the company. For example, Business Activities and Shareholders.

A UK Limited company is also required to file their accounts with Companies House, whether they are Dormant companies or Trading companies.

All UK companies are also required to have a valid UK Registered Office Address.

CFS are able to assist in all the above requirements. Please click here to view our Additional services

Companies House will be completing essential upgrades on their system on Friday the 7th of September. Therefore, there will be a delay with incorporations submitted after 11.30BST on this day.

Incorporations that are processed after 11.30BST on Friday the 7th of September will not be actioned until Monday the 10th of September. If you wish to apply for a same day incorporation, please ensure that this is also submitted before 11.30BST.

We will monitor all incorporations closely on Monday the 10th of September to ensure they are incorporated as quickly as possible.

We apologise on behalf of Companies House for any inconvenience this may cause. 

A Nominee Service will allow you to keep the identity of an appointment from being shown on public record.

All UK Limited Companies are required to have at least one Director, one Shareholder and one Person of Significant Control. We only require a few short details of the Beneficial Owner to prepare the Nominee Documents.

We do not get involved in the running of your company and are on the Companies House register in name only. The Nominee will be valid for twelve months. We will contact you in regards to renewing the service after the twelve months.

If you would like to order a Nominee Service for your company, please order this service here.

Did you know that we offer a Free Bank Account referral in all our UK Company Formation orders.

When forming your company through CFS we will automatically refer you on to a top bank in the UK including HSBC, Lloyds and Barclays, if required.

If you are a Non UK Resident we can still assist, you will be required to travel to the UK for a meeting at a convenient branch.
Please contact us via email, telephone or live chat to find out more

We are excited to announce that we are offering a 20% discount on all UK Registered Office services for customers ordering for the first time.

By using the code 20REG this will provide you with a discount on the Registered Office you require. Our Registered Office Service is great way to keep your home address private, as your address will not be displayed on the public records. The discount is valid until 19th October 2018, don’t miss out!!

If you have any questions regarding our Registered Office discount, please do not hesitate to call us!

*Only applicable for customers paying full price

Our office will be closed for the August Bank Holiday. We will be closing on 24th August 2018 at 17:00 BST and reopening 28th August 2018 at 9:00 GMT.

Email, chat and telephone support will not be available, however we will respond to all emails as soon as possible on our return.

Electronic incorporations and filings can still be submitted as usual and all other orders will be processed when we return to the office on the 28th August 2018

We hope you have a great Bank Holiday weekend!

Has your UK Company Formation been struck off the register? Do you need a solution fast?

CFS can help Administratively Restore your Company.

All we will require is:

-          The Incorporation Number

-          Company Name

We will let you know exactly what we require from you to begin to restore your Company.

Once we have obtained a response regarding the outstanding requirements, we will communicate with you and inform you of the outstanding filings and possible penalties.

We provide a Simple and Fast Service for Restoring your Company.

As soon as we have all the relevant documents, we advise that it takes around seven working days for a company to be restored back to the Register.

We understand that if the dissolvement of the company was not planned or expected it can cause major problems for the company owners.

We have a great team at hand to restore your company to the register at the highest quality and professional standard.

If you require to restore your dissolved company contact us now

Charlotte is celebrating her 5th year as being one of our UK and International Administrators this August!

She has a wealth of expertise in UK and Offshore Formations and is responsible for forming companies in a wide range of locations.

Charlotte has also helped to train some of our newer members of staff and is extremely well respected.

We asked Charlotte what she has enjoyed most about working at CFS:

“I love that every day is different, it’s great to help clients achieve their goals and see their businesses succeed. I have a great relationship with my colleague and they make my time at CFS enjoyable.”

Charlotte is currently working on obtaining an advanced qualification in Business Administration.

Do you want to learn more about our team? Click here  for more information.

Customer service means different things to different people, this may include going above and beyond to keep the customer content. This may cover: answering their questions to their full satisfaction; resolving issues that may occur with as little conflict as possible. Customer satisfaction is a top priority within day-to-day operations at CFS. Creating loyal, returning customers is a goal we strive to achieve.

Characteristics of Good Customer Service, is taking care of the customer's needs by providing and delivering a professional service, and always ensuring that the customer satisfaction is reached in a friendly manner.

We take pride in our Customers Satisfaction but don’t take our word for it, trust out Trust Pilot reviews. https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.cfsformations.com?utm_medium=Trustbox&utm_source=MicroStar

Did you know that all of the Bank Accounts that we offer can be found by clicking here. You are able to view table showing most information that you may need in order to compare the banks that we offer.

If you need further information, you can select the ‘more info’ button on the right hand side of the table, which loads a page with further information.

If you are looking at the best bank for a Company that you already have, you can select the country of incorporation on our Offshore Company Formations page. Once you are on this page, you will see a Bank accounts section with the Banks that we can assist with for your country of incorporation.

If you have any questions, require any further information or would like an informal discussion on the banks that we assist with, please contact us here.

We are delighted to announce that we have a brand new package for UK Company documents that is now being sent with all UK Company packages that include the hard copies of Company Documents.

The binded incorporation package is being replaced with a pristine blue folder which encloses the company documents. The folder has a window on the front which displays all basic company details including the company name, number and officer’s names etc.

This new package will ensure that company documents are kept safe, avoiding any potential wear and tear. It also allows you to enter new entries to the package if you add any additional officers in your company, allowing you to keep your company documents up to date with ease.

CFS Opening Times are Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00 GMT.

Electronic incorporations and filings can still be submitted as usual when we are away from the office and all other orders will be processed the following morning.

Email, chat and telephone support is available, during our opening hours.

We are an experienced UK and Offshore Company Formation Agent. We have over 16 years’ experience in forming companies, therefore you can be assured that we will provide you with the best possible service.

We provide electronic formations for the following UK company types:

You are able to select the above links to view the variety of packages we are able to offer you. If any of the packages are not suitable, please contact us as we are able to tailor make packages to suit your requirements.

Our online application form is easy to use and it usually takes around 3-4 minutes to enter the required information. It then usually takes around 24 hours for the company to be incorporated, however we have previously incorporated companies in 4 minutes.

We are pleased to welcome back Emily Brewin to our team. She previously worked for CFS Formations from 2006 until 2011. Emily left for maternity leave and now has 2 young daughters.

Emily will be working on UK Formations and Offshore Formations and has a wealth of knowledge in both areas.

We asked Emily how she feels about re-joining the team:

Emily said “It’s been quite strange how quickly I have fitted back in and it’s great to be working with the old team as well as new colleagues. I am thrilled to see how much CFS has progressed over the last 7 years in both terms of a new website and new internal processes. I am excited to start to helping customers again. I feel a sense of achievement that keeps me motivated to do the best I can in every aspect of administration and customer support. Working alongside supportive colleagues and managers is also great and assists you to do your best.”

We also asked Emily what she likes to do in her spare time:

“As I have 2 young daughters, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with them both and also with my fiancé. We enjoy visiting new places on weekends together as a family. I also enjoy spending time seeing my friends.”

Our Company Manager is linked directly with Companies House and obtains the most up to date information about your company. Any changes that occur within a company, must be notified to Companies House and our Company Manager is a simple way to do that.

To access the Company Manager, you will need to log into the website with your username and password, select Dashboard/settings and then select Company Manager/ Filing history.

You can then select the company (if incorporated using CFS), or enter the Company Number and the Web filing code (authentication code). We can help you, if you do not know this. Any changes can then be made with Companies House for a small minimal charge.

 

We are able to assist with forming Offshore Companies in more than 25 different locations. Forming an Offshore Company is easy and straight forward with our assistance. We will help you from start to finish with the formation of your company.

Please see below a basic procedure for forming an Offshore Company:

  1. You place your order on our website by completing our simple application form – providing details of the company officers and the proposed company

  2. We receive your order, check the availability of your company names and request the required identification documents (the ID requirements depend on the location chosen)

  3. Once we have emailed copies of your ID, we can usually proceed to form your Offshore Company

  4. Whilst we are in the process of incorporating your company, we will ask the original certified ID to be posted to us

  5. We will inform you as soon as your company has been setup and we will also obtain your official corporate documents so that they can be forwarded onto you

If you would like us to assist with forming your Offshore Company, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here.

The General Data Protection Act (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and will effect all businesses who handle EU Residents Data. It replaces the Data Protection Act of 1998.

The GDPR has been created to regulate how all businesses are using personal dates and ensuring is remains consistent across the EU. The GDPR covers a wider scope than the Data Protection Act as it has a far higher standard of consent for using different types of data and broadens an individual persons rights with respect to assessing and storing their data.

What Personal Data will the GDPR protect?

  • Name
  • Home Address
  • Email Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Bank Details

What benefits will the GDPR have to me?

1. Better protection
Companies are now required to have a high level of protection on any data received and act accordingly if any errors occur.

2. Control
You have more control on your data. You also have more control over which data that companies hold for you

3. Contact
Companies will now have to ask for your consent for whether they can contact you. You have control over how they contact you and also by what method

4. Right to change your mind
You will have the right to make changes to your choices any time. This will help keep you in control of your data

Once a UK Limited company has been incorporated, it is fairly straight forward to change the officers within a company.

Providing you have the company authentication code the changes to the officers within a company can be done electronically in either of the following ways:

Through your own unique online company manager:

On your company manager, when you load a specific company up from your incorporated companies, you are able to edit, add and remove officers within the company.

We could make the change for you:

If you would prefer for us to deal with this on your behalf we will be more than happy to do so. If you email us to know exactly what details you would like to change we would assist you with the filings

If you need any further information or would like CFS to assist with chaning the officers within your company, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

 

We are excited to announce that we have reduced the price of our Confirmation Statement on our Company Manager.

Due to ongoing development and improvement of our Company manager we have been able to reduce the cost of the Annual Filing. Your Confirmation Statement allows you to obtain up to date information about your company. The company manager is linked directly to Companies House which allows you to make company changes more effectively and for a small charge. This service is shown on your ‘dash board’.

You can use the Company Manager to file a confirmation statement, which is a yearly requirement and provides a general overview of the information about your company.

We have decreased the price to 15.99GBP from imitate effect

Please see the following link to see more information about filing this yearly requirement

 https://www.cfsformations.com/filing-a-confirmation-statement

Our office will be closed for the May Bank Holiday. We will be closing 25th May 2018 at 17.00 GMT and reopening 29th May 2018 at 9.00 GMT.

Email, chat and telephone support will not be available, however we will respond to all emails as soon as possible on our return.

Electronic incorporations and filings can still be submitted as usual and all other orders will be processed when we return to the office on the 29th May

CFS hopes you have a great May Bank Holiday!

Courtney is our newest member at CFS, she began her role at CFS in September as our UK and International Business Administration Apprentice.

Courtney is one of the first points of contact for our clients, dealing with both UK and Offshore enquiries and orders.

She has expanded her knowledge in uk formations, she is now able to create Incorporation and Nominee Documentation for our CFS customers.

Courtney is excited to learn more about CFS’s services. She is always happy to speak to new clients on the phone and assist them to the best of her ability.

We are looking forward to helping Courtney develop her skills further within company formations.

Did you know Delaware is one of our cheapest Offshore Locations? 

Delaware Companies can be formed in around 48 hours, the process is simple and easy! Contact one of our Offshore Specialists to enquire today!

Delaware Companies are beneficial for people that are looking for confidentiality and minimal accounting requirements.

You can view more information about Delaware, by clicking here.

Good customer service is at the heart of our business and for over 15 years has been one of our main focus areas.

We strive to fully understand the individual needs of our customer and respond personally to all enquiries and orders.

To achieve our high standard of service we have a strong team of individuals with varied backgrounds which include:

  • Business Accounts
  • IT
  • Company Start Up
  • Finance
  • Customer Relations

You can contact us quickly and easily which is so important within our fast paced industry by using our numerous channels of communication available they include, telephone, email, live chat, Skype and our online contact form.

But don’t take our word for it, please look at the lovely feedback we have received via trust pilot.

Did you know that you can add your own Company Articles for a new UK Company free of charge on Incorporation?

If you didn’t know, here are some of our frequently asked questions:

  1. Do you wish to add your own Articles to your new incorporation?
    Our System allows you to do this. It's easy, and free of charge

  2. How do I add my own Articles to a new Incorporation?
    When going through the incorporation process, you are asked which Articles you would like to use for your formation, here you are able to choose our standard default Articles, or upload your own articles free of charge.

    If uploading your own, the file must be a PDF, and the Memorandum of Association must be at the front of the articles.

  3. How long will it take for my company to be incorporated?
    Once your company has been submitted, we will not edit or amend the memorandum and articles, they will be sent straight to Companies house and the company will be incorporated within 24 hours of submission. 

We are delighted to announce that we now have a new process for our UK Shelf Company orders.

With the new process, you are able to enter the new company details directly on our website, after you have placed your order. All changes are now submitted automatically as soon as you confirm the changes.

This is much less complicated than previously, as we previously sent you an order form by email. The online order form will ensure that all changes are processed as soon as you submit the details.

If you would like any further information, or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us here.

This year, we are proud to be supporting Sports Relief. 

We are wearing sportwear in the office today and carrying out a number of physical activities. Wish us all the best of luck!

When you fundraise for Sports Relief, you support those living with mental health issues and provide life saving maternal healthcare for mothers and babies. You are helping those at risk of trafficing and domestic violence and join the global fight to end malaria. You do all of this, and so much more, because Sports Relief uses the money you raise to support projects on the gound, here in the UK and across the world.

Here is a picture of some of our team wearing trainers: 

 

All companies that are registered in the UK are required to have a UK Registered Office Address. Most clients choose to use a CFS Registered Office Address, if they do not have a UK Address or if they do not wish their details to be displayed on public records.

The service that we provide is valid for a period of 12 months, and we will contact you when the service is due for renewal. At this point, you can decide whether you still require our address or you can choose to change the address to an alternative one.

If you still require the use of our Registered Office Address

It is important to ensure that the service is renewed on time. Failure to renew this service, could result in your company not being in good standing.

If the service is not renewed, it will be registered as invalid with Companies House and therefore, the company will not be in good standing. If you then decide to renew the address with us at a later date, administration charges will apply and it will take considerably longer for us to deal with your order due to Companies House procedures.

No longer require our Registered Office service?

If you have purchased our address and decide that you no longer require it, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can ensure the address is updated for you. This will avoid the address being marked as invalid with Companies House and therefore, would not affect the status of your company.

If you have any questions regarding your Registered Office service, please do not hesitate to contact us by clicking here. 

Are you looking at opening an offshore company, but just don’t know where to start? There are many benefits of moving your company offshore, including exemption from local taxes, and in some locations there is no disclosure of Directors and Shareholders details on the public registry.  

We have a wide range of locations to choose from, with plenty of information to help you make an informed decision.

CFS are here to help make the whole process simple and stress free.

You can read more information on how to get started, and the benefits of moving offshore on the following link: https://www.cfsformations.com/starting-an-offshore-company

If you require any further information, please contact us here.

A Certificate of Good Standing is an official document that is obtained from the registrar. The Certificate confirms that your company is in good standing and does not have any annual filings due, it also confirms that your company is not in the process of being dissolved or liquidated.

The Certificate confirms the existence of your company on the Company Register. You also have the option to include additional details of your company, including:

  • Directors – Name, Address or Date of Birth
  • Secretaries – Name, Address
  • Registered Office Address
  • SIC Code (business activities)
  • Any other details which are displayed on the public records

You are able to specify what information you would like on the Certificate when in the process of placing your order.

A Certificate of Good Standing is usually requested to confirm that your UK Company is in good standing. You are able to order a Certificate of Good Standing, by clicking here.

We are also able to assist with obtaining Certificate of Good Standings for companies that are registered outside of the UK. Please contact us for more information.

Ensuring we provide the best ongoing customer service to you, we will assist with the yearly requirements for your Offshore Company.

Although it is the Directors responsibility to ensure the company is renewed on time. Everyone likes a reminder to help. Here at CFS, we want to ensure that you are given full support when it comes to the yearly requirements.

To ensure your Offshore Company is renewed on time, we will send you email reminders a few weeks before your company is due for renewal. The email reminders are sent with plenty of notice to give you the opportunity to order before penalties are issued.

We aim to keep our renewal charges as low as possible. Please click here to view the prices to renew your Offshore Company, by selecting ‘More Info’ on a specific location you can also view what is included in our renewal packages.

If you are interested in forming an Offshore Company with us, or if you have any questions about your existing Offshore Company, please contact us by clicking here. 

Do you know how quick it is to incorporate a company in the Seychelles?

Once we have received your Due Diligence and all required information, an incorporation only takes around 24 hours. Or even quicker!

Seychelles is one of the fastest offshore incorporations that we offer and has low maintenance fees, and great privacy. All company details can be entered directly on our website.

Once the company has been incorporated you can start trading straight away, you will also receive a full set of company documents.

Are you interested in incorporating your Offshore Company in the Seychelles? Contact us now to proceed!

Our newest employee Courtney joined the team in September 2017 as a UK and International Business Administration Apprentice. As first point of contact for CFS Formations, Courtney is professional and knows the importance of getting our clients to the right department quickly and efficiently.

We asked her:

What is your favourite thing about working at CFS Formations?

Courtney said “I love that each day is different, speaking to different people and assisting them with their requirements. I enjoy learning and progressing with each task I do, my colleagues and managers are so supporting which is helping me progress quickly.

We also asked Courtney what she likes to do when she is not working:

Courtney said “My favourite thing to do when not at work is shopping and getting the occasional beauty treatment! I also enjoy visiting new places with family and friends”

Courtney is currently working on obtaining an NVQ in Business Administration.

We are looking forward to helping Courtney develop her skills within company formations.

What Does Our Telephone Answering Service offer you?

  • Your own personal telephone number.
  • A real person will answer your telephone calls in a professional manner. We will take a message from the caller and email it to you.
  • Take away those timely wasted sales calls so you can focus on the main customer enquiries.

Please Click Here for more information

 

Our Website has a direct link to Companies House which allows you to make changes to your UK Company quickly and easily. Our Company manager is user friendly and all the information is displayed clearly.

The company manager allows you to make changes such as: Appointment of Director, Change Director Details, Change Secretary Details, Change PSC Details, Change Registered Office Address and many more services.

https://www.cfsformations.com/index.php?option=com_incorporations&view=secretarial-services&Itemid=400

We have recently decreased the prices of some of our incorporation packages to ensure the packages remain competitive but also include the services that are the most beneficial to you.

We have also made some exciting changes to the packages too.

Read below to find out more…

Business Package

Our business package now includes our prestigious London Address. This will give a more professional look on your company and will also give the impression that the company is located in London

Most of our Incorporation Packages

We have decreased the price of most of our incorporation packages due to our commitment of always ensuring our services are streamlined as effectively as possible

Please click here to view our most popular Limited by Shares packages

A Non Resident Package is especially tailored for non UK Residents wishing to incorporate a company in the UK. To simplify the company formation process for residents living outside the UK, CFS Formations have created a special Non-Residents package.

Our Non-Resident Package has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of individuals or companies setting up a UK Company from overseas.

The package provides everything you need to set up a ready-to-trade company in the UK within 3 working hours.

This unique package includes fourteen services all beneficial to you and your company.

For further information about this package follow the link to our CFS Page about Non Resident packages. https://www.cfsformations.com/packages/non-resident-package-from-196-50 

Due to the long standing business relationship we have with our banking partner’s we can assist in making the process of opening an account run as smoothly as possible.

Your dedicated account manager will complete all the forms on your behalf and liase with the bank to provide regular updates.

To apply for an Offshore Bank Account, you will need to comply with the identification requirements in the specific jurisdiction for money laundering reasons.

 

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively you can always look at our informative website https://www.cfsformations.com/offshore/bank-accounts

 If you aren’t ready to trade, but you know the name of the company we can reserve your company for you with a Reserve a name package.

If you purchase our Reserve a Name Package we will incorporate a company with the name of your choice, but the company will be in our name. Therefore you will not be able to use the company until you  request to take over the company. This is only a short term alternative that prevents anyone else using your chosen company name.

If you are interested in this package, please click here to read more information. 

We have found there can be some confusion on what a registered agent actually is and if a registered agent is a requirement.

When dealing with offshore jurisdictions getting the right registered agent can make the difference of your company being in good standing or not.

We have created a page that clearly explains all about registered agents and should hopefully answer any questions you may have with regards to this topic.

https://www.cfsformations.com/offshore-registered-agent-explained

 

When on our home page you will see the top navigation bar now displays our Information Centre.

The information centre contains our FAQ’s and new Help and Guidance section.

We created the Help and Guidance section to give you the opportunity to read in more detail about the services we offer, formation procedure and important offshore information.

This allows you to gain a wealth of knowledge in a structured easy to use area of our website.

Please take a look and let us know what you think.

We are proud to announce that CFS International Formations have contributed towards BBC Children in Need. 

All memebers of staff wore brightly coloured clothes and each donated to the charity. 

Rachel is our Head of Customer Relations, she deals with the service we provide to our clients throughout the whole business.

Rachel joined the team in 2011 and has been a devoted and essential part of the team here at CFS.

Rachel has experience and knowledge in business start-ups and customer satisfaction, she is responsible for ensuring we provide the best services and company communication possible.

Rachel also specialises in Incorporation Software- a service we provide to formation agents, accountants, solicitors and lawyers (free of charge).

Incorporation Software allows your clients to incorporate a company and order additional services directly on your website.  You will not be promoting CFS on your page however when your clients place an order, we will begin the process on your behalf.

If you have any further questions, Rachel will be more than happy to assist you at any time. Alternatively you could visit our Incorporation software page which is available to you at all times.  https://www.cfsformations.com/incorporation-software

Did you know Company Register and Share Certificate are legal requirements?

Every company that is registered in the UK is required to have a Company Register and Share Certificate.

What is a Company Register?

It is a Register that details the company officers and members. The Register contains all of the standard legal sections required under the company’s act 2006. It should be kept up to date with all changes that occur within the company.

What is a Share Certificate?

It shows details of who the Shareholder is within the company. It usually contains the Shareholders name, address and how many shares they hold.

Most company formation agents do not provide these legal documents. We are able to provide a template Register and Share Certificate for your company.

Please click here to go to our sample documents page, to order your templates. 

We are currently working on improving our Registered Office services to provide our clients with a fast and efficient postal service. 

We would like to introduce a scanning and emailing service.

This would guarantee that clients would receive their post on the same day, by scanning their letters to the clients every Tuesday free of charge, Instead of going through the Royal Mail delivery service which generally can take up to a week.

We understand that you may prefer the postal method we already offer, so we would be more than happy to provide either.

If you would like to opt for the scanning and emailing service, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We are grateful for all of the business our clients bring to us therefore, we are always trying to improve our service to ensure success in any future prospects. 

 

From the 21st October 2017, we will have new wire / bank transfer details. HSBC have changed our Bank details, as all large banks are required to change their structure within the UK.

Please take note of the following details for when you next send a transfer to us:

When transferring from a UK Bank, please use the following details:
Account Name: CFS Formations LLP
Account Sort Code: 401920
Account Number: 22878984

When transferring from an Overseas Bank, please use the following details:
Account Name: CFS Formations LLP
SWIFT Code: HBUKGB4111E
IBAN Code: GB68HBUK40192022878984
Bank Name: HSBC
Bank Address: 1 High Street, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1EE, England

If any transfers are made to our old details after the 21st October, the funds will take considerably longer to reach us.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are excited to announce that we have generously reduced the price of our Delaware Offshore Incorporation.

 

Delaware continues to gain excellent reviews for their:  

  • Fast incorporation usually completed within 48 hours
  • The company only needs one individual/member
  • A visit to Delaware is not required to form your company, everything will be done electronically
  • Ownership of Delaware limited liability company is strictly confidential
  • No accounting/reporting requirements

Delaware is one of our highly demanded Incorporations that we offer in the USA. This is because it provides a complete professional package of incorporation services.

To read more information about Delaware, please click here:

 

Have you ever considered obtaining an ISIN Number for your company? We can assist you with obtaining one in just 5 working days!

An ISIN Number (International Securities Identification Number) is a 12 digit code which identifies securities like stocks and bonds much like a social security number does for a person. For crosss border trading, and ISIN is mandatory. 

If you require any further information, please click here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Due to our ever developing business structure, we are pleased to have recruited another member of staff to our Business Administration team.

Courtney Gallagher has joined CFS and will work within our UK Administrative team dealing with processing orders, customer relations and ongoing company maintenance.

Courtney has recently completed a Business Studies course which has broadened her knowledge of different company types and structures.

Leanne Coxon Senior Business Administrator at CFS has said: “  I believe Courtney  will be a great asset to the team and I welcome the new addition to our team”

Courtney said: “I am looking forward to starting my journey with CFS. They have a renowned reputation and a fantastic team! I am excited to work with the team and look forward to working with our clients.”

 

Incorporation Software is more commonly known as a ‘white label’ service.

Our company incorporation software is a free service that is offered to other formation agents, accountants, solicitors and lawyers.

Basically, our incorporation software will provide you with a facility whereby your clients will be able to incorporate companies directly on your website. When your client submits a company, it will come straight through to us and we will incorporate the company for you.

To read more about the benefits of our incorporation software, please click here.

Founded in 2007, TrustPilot have rapidly become one of the most ‘trusted’ review sites. Why?? Unlike many other sites all the reviews on TrustPilot are 100% real and accurate. Their founder and now CEO Peter Mühlmann saw an opportunity to help online shoppers by providing consumers with feedback so that they can ensure the best online purchase is made.

Having information about other consumer purchases and by sharing different experiences, it helps to make the best choice when buying online.

We have recently began a partnership with TrustPilot, where our clients are able to review their experience with us. We are delighted to see how well you think we are doing. All your comments continue to help us monitor and improve the service we provide.

Take a look at our reviews by clicking here.

Starting a Limited company can be an exciting time but it can also be quite daunting, due to the range of different information available.

We receive many questions daily on how to form a company and how easy it is to form a company.

That is why we have decided to create a guide to answer your questions on forming a company in the UK. The guide covers information on the company name, company type, shares and the address for the company and the officers within the company.

We hope you think that the guide is helpful and would love to know your thoughts.

Please click here to view the guide.

Some clients or companies require specific personal articles of association. If you would like to set up a company and use your own articles of association, our system provides you with the facility to add your own articles to your new company formation.

Whilst you are going through the formation process you are able to upload your own memorandum and articles of association. This service is available to all clients and is free of charge.
The memorandum and articles must be in a PDF format and must contain your company name and other important information. 

If you require specific articles of association for all your company formations, you can pay a one off fee of £25.00 and the articles will be available for you when incorporating each of your companies. 
To upload the articles and order this service, please visit your articles settings on your Dashboard.

CFS are here to help – our highly experienced formation team have over nine years of experience within offshore incorporations in over twenty-four jurisdictions.

If you are considering an offshore company - Our Offshore section of the website contains extensive information on each jurisdiction we work with. You can find details on our packages, the benefits to owning your own offshore incorporation and most importantly- what you will need to get started!

If you would like to know more, please click here for more information about getting started with offshore incorporations:
https://www.cfsformations.com/starting-an-offshore-company

CFS are here to help you eliminate the daunting side of incorporations.
If you have any further questions and would like to speak to a member of our team
please feel free to contact us here. 

Over the past few months our IT department have been working to create a new and improved company register, which will replace the old outdated one.

The emphasis has been on a clearer layout and better design. We have now made the new company register live and this will be sent to you with all new incorporations. We hope that you agree that the new register is more professional and sophisticated. 

If you have not seen the company register and would like to preview this, you can preview it by clicking here.

Any feedback will be more than welcome.

CFS Formations have been forming companies for over 15 years- specialising in incorporating companies in the U.K. and in overseas territory.

Through browsing our pages to any other queries you may have; our team are very experienced in the application process with both overseas and U.K. company formation.

The CFS team will inform you what documents are required for the initial application, and what duties you will need to fulfil as the director of your new company. 

CFS currently offer formations in the following jurisdictions:

  Barcelona

  Belize

  British Virgin Islands (BVI)

  Cyprus

  Delaware

  France

  Germany

  Gibraltar

  Hong Kong

  Ireland

  Isle of Man

  Luxembourg

  Malta

  Marshall Islands

  Mauritus

  Netherlands

  Nevada

  New Zealand

  Panama

  RAK

  Romania

  Seychelles

  Spain

  Sweden

 

Our UK and International process has been praised by many of our returning customers for not only our glowing customer service, but our efficiency in completing your order.

If your chosen jurisdiction is not in our current list, please contact us and we will proceed to help you with your company formation in whichever way we can.

You can contact us by clicking here

 

As part of the implementation of the EU Fourth Money Laundering Directive, which took effect on the 26th June 2017, the PSC requirements have been updated.

PSC information can no longer be updated on the Confirmation Statement, instead separate forms are now required to appoint, edit or resign a PSC using (similar to Director Appointments and changes).

Companies are still required to file a Confirmation Statement each year to confirm the company details and update any changes to the Company Shares / Share Capital.

You will not notice any difference with our system as we will just file the additional forms in the background. The PSC forms will be filed initially and the Confirmation Statement will be held and filed once the PSC changes have been accepted at Companies House.

Using our free ‘Company Manager’ you are able to check the current details of your company. You can access the company manager by clicking here.

If any changes are required to the PSC’s or other information, there is a small fee to file them.

With our ‘Company Manager’ you are able to file the following forms

  • Confirmation Statement
  • Appoint / Change / Resign PSC’s
  • Appoint / Change / Resign Directors
  • Appoint / Change / Resign Secretaries
  • Appoint / Change / Resign Shareholder / Members
  • Increasing Share Capital
  • Change Registered Office
  • Change Annual Accounting Date

We can also assist with filing dormant accounts, ordering official documents, paying penalties etc.

You can view a wide list of our services by visiting our Additional Services

Our Company Manager allows you to obtain the most up to date information about your company. The company manager is linked directly to Companies House which allows you to make company changes quickly, easily and for a small charge. 

To access your Company Manager, please follow the steps below: 

- Go to your Dashboard

- From the right hand menu, select 'Company Manager / Filing History'

- You can then choose a company from the drop down menu or you can add a new company by entering the company number and the web filing code. 

From here you can use the following services: 

- File Confirmation Statement

- Change the Business Activities

- File Dormant Accounts

- Change the Accounting Reference date

- Change Registered Office Address

- Update Company Share Capital

- Amend Officers within the company (Directors, Shareholders, Secretary and PSC)

- You can also order Companies House documents from the bottom of the page.

Would you like to know more? Please contact us by clicking here.

Our management team is not only from a diverse range of backgrounds, but are committed to maintaining the highest possible standards for our customers and are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company.

Spreading across Business Accounts, IT, Company Start-up, Finance and Customer Service - our team have had years of experience; resulting in a fast, efficient and reliable service available at CFS today. The team has, and always will continue to strive towards the success of the company, persevering to find the best products and services for our clients.

Our UK and International formations process is highly recommended by our many returning customers, not only for our efficiency- but for our friendly and positive customer service experience.

If you have a problem, the team here at CFS are happy to help.

We only want the highest standards for our customers, and we are determined to deliver that to you.

Do you want to learn more about our team? Click here for more information.

 

 

We are delighted to announce significant reductions in our Readymade Companies incorporated in the following years!

2012 Companies Now £599 Reduced From £639

2011 Companies Now £850 Reduced From £895

2010 Companies Now £950 Reduced From £995

The company changes and transfers are made on the same day of purchase.
A Free change of name is included in the price along with a fully completed company register and other important company documents.

Why choose a UK Readymade Company?

  • Boost your business with an established company – reliability comes with an aged company, clients and businesses will trust you more as the company will have been established for a while
  • Establish business relationships easily – business and banking relationships are easily established with an older company
  • Gain confidence from customers – new and existing clients will feel more confident dealing with you as your company will have a history
  • Simplicity – the process is simple and straight forward, Shelf Companies are immediately available to transfer over to you.

Would you like to know more? Contact our team by clicking here

 

 

Offshore companies are mainly used in legal and legitimate ways for business owners to reduce costs, simplify paper work and grow their business.

There is a wide range of jurisdictions to choose from and they all come with their own individual benefits.

It is best to focus on the areas that are most important to you and your business needs, then see which jurisdiction offers benefits in those areas. Each jurisdiction has its own strengths and uses so research is key.

You may also find it useful to know some of the main benefits of moving or starting your business in most offshore jurisdictions:

  • Exemption from all local taxes and stamp duty
  • No disclosure of Directors and Shareholders on the public registry
  • Business can be conducted in most countries throughout the world excluding the place of incorporation
  • Director and Shareholder can usually be the same person which means you can have a one man company
  • No accounting requirements, which means all you need to do is pay an annual fee
  • High level of privacy protection – protecting your information from being displayed on public records
  • A visit is not required to most countries – the process can simply be done via email and telephone communication

Please visit our offshore page to find out more information or contact our offshore specialists via telephone, email or live chat.

Click here

We are delighted to announce that our newly developed and accessible mobile site is now fully operational, brought to you by Castus and Talk To Media.

Having an accessible site, whether you are in the office or on the go is important to us.  We hope that our existing and new clients will be able to browse our services and contact us from any device with no restrictions.

At a glance, some of the new features include:

-          A clear and accessible menu

-          A ‘Call us Now’ button – enabling our clients to call us with ease

-          An extensive and informative ‘Knowledge Base’, helping to answer any business services questions you may have regarding UK and International formations

-          Our glowing testimonials

-           A dynamic colour scheme and logo

-          Easy access to our ‘News’ page, where you can keep up to date with all of our latest developments

Have a browse through our new mobile site, and let us know what you think. We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback!

We have a variety of Ready Made Companies available. If you are considering purchasing a Ready Made Company, you may wish to read more about avoiding hassle with a Ready Made Company. You can read more by clicking here.

Charlotte is one of the first points of contact for our clients, dealing with both UK and Offshore enquiries and orders.

She joined the team in 2013 as a UK and International Administration Apprentice, since then she has gained knowledge and experience with company formations. Charlotte is now a UK and International Business Administrator at CFS.

We asked Charlotte what she enjoys the most about working at CFS:

“I really enjoy speaking to and helping our clients both in the UK and overseas! I also love a good challenge! Each day is so different, you never know what to expect! One day you could be helping someone with a new formation, the next you could be dealing with the annual maintenance.”

What do you enjoy when you are not working?

“I love spending time with my family and socialising with friends. I also enjoy travelling to Sweden when I get chance to visit my brother who plays football for a town in Sweden”

Charlotte is currently working on obtaining an advanced qualification in Business Administration. 

Shelf Companies are already registered with Companies House and are clean companies. This means the company should have dormant live accounts, should have never traded or had bad debt. The incorporation certificate will have already been generated and openly available to view. The companies will all have a filing history with all annual requirements met on time.

Would you like to know more? Click here:    

https://www.cfsformations.com/is-a-ready-made-company-right-for-you-5-questions-to-ask-yourself

A Community Interest Company most commonly known as a CIC Company is a new type of company introduced by the UK Government in 2005 under the Companies Act 2004. CICs are types of limited companies for people wishing to establish businesses which trade with a social purpose, or other activities to benefit their community.

We are delighted to offer a huge 20% discount off all CIC’s incorporated with us throughout May!
Now is the perfect opportunity to start your community interest company.

Why Choose a CIC?

  • This type of company is easy to set up with flexibility, but has some special features to ensure they are working for the benefit of the community.
  • CIC’s are a useful for enterprises of all sizes from a small community care project to a large organisation
  • A CIC Company is intended to use their income and profits to benefit the community they are serving
  • A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a Limited Company with Special additional features
  • A CIC needs be registered both with Company House and the CIC Regulator
  • Community Interest Companies (CIC) must be limited companies. They cannot be a Charity or an unincorporated organisation

Would you like to know more? Contact us by clicking here.

Kindly be advised that our office will be closed for the May Bank Holiday. Our offices will close on Friday 28th April 2017 at 17.00GMT and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 at 9.00GMT.

As our offices are closed, we will not be available for telephone and email support.

Electronic incorporations and filings can still be submitted as usual and all other orders will be processed when we return to the office on the 2nd of May.

We hope you have a great weekend :)

We are often asked questions about the requirements for People with Significant Control (PSC).

Please read our beginners guide for important information on PSC's by clicking here.

We are pleased to decrease the price of our Nominee Director service.

You are now able to order our Nominee Director service for: 395.00GBP
The service is valid for 12 months and includes an individual to be appointed as Director of your company.

You can order our Nominee Director whilst in the process of incorporating your company, or this service can be ordered from our UK Additional Services for any companies already registered.

If required, you are able to order a Power of Attorney (POA) separately. The POA is issued to the Beneficial Owner of the company. 

The cost to order a POA is: 195.00GBP

Read more here: https://www.cfsformations.com/nominee-director

CFS are proud to announce we are now working in partnership with Trust Pilot.

The operations manager Emily Laycock said “We were looking for a way of sharing the fantastic feedback we receive from our customers, but this needed to be done in a transparent and legitimate way, Trust Pilot allows us to do just that. It will give customers the confidence to choose our business and it will provide us with the right platform to interact more with our customers on what really matters – the service we provide”.

We would really like to hear from you, please leave a review on Trust Pilot here.

 

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Every year it is a requirement for companies in the UK to file a Confirmation Statement and either Dormant or Trading Accounts.

A Confirmation Statement is due 1 year after incorporation, usually on the date of incorporation.

The Accounts are due 1 year after incorporation at the end of the incorporation month.

When you order a UK Company through CFS Formations, out of courtesy, we will email you reminders when the filings are due.
The reminders are free of charge and you can opt out of receiving them if you require.

For further information, please do not hestiate to contact us.

If you urgently require an Offshore Company, we have Offshore Shelf Companies that are available for immediate transfer. The companies we have available have remained dormant since incorporation and have been incorporated to solely keep on the Shelf.

Please read below why you should consider purchasing a Shelf Company:

  • Boost your business with an established company – reliability comes with an aged company, clients and businesses will trust you more as the company will have been established for a while
  • Establish business relationships easily – business and banking relationships are easily established with an older company
  • Gain confidence from customers – new and existing clients will feel more confident dealing with you as your company will have a history
  • Simplicity – the process is simple and straight forward, Shelf Companies are immediately available to transfer over to you

You can view a list of the most popular Offshore Shelf Companies here: https://www.cfsformations.com/offshore-ready-made-companies

We would like to inform you that Royal Mail will soon be increasing their postage charges.

This means that the cost to forward on your post will increase slightly. The changes will come into effect on the 27th March 2017.

Royal Mail have informed us that the price increase is due to the increase in overseas delivery costs.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Leanne joined the team in 2011 as a UK and International Administration Apprentice. Leanne has shown hard work and dedication over the past 6 years, this reflects her job position now as a UK and International Senior Administrator.

We asked Leanne:

What do you enjoy the most about working at CFS?

I have enjoyed my time at CFS because of the people I work with, we all get along really well and work well as a team to ensure we provide first class customer service to all of our clients. I really enjoy speaking with and assisting our customers to ensure their requirements are met. I like how every day at my job is different, one day I could be working on UK Companies, the next I could be working with a customer on an Overseas Incorporation.

What do you like doing in your Spare time?

‘ I love going on holiday and visiting new countries, recently I have been to Greece, Portugal and France.
I am a bit of a fitness fanatic and love going to the gym in my free time’

Leanne is currently working on obtaining a qualification in Business management.

Some clients require specific articles of association for their company, if you are setting up a company that requires specific articles our system allows you to add your own articles to your new formation.

When you are going through the incorporation process you are able to upload your own memorandum and articles of association.

If you require specific articles of association for all your company formations, you can pay a one off fee of £25.00 and the articles will be available for you when incorporating each of your companies.
To upload the articles, please visit your articles settings on your Dashboard. 

Would you like to take the stress out of incorporating a new company without lots of time consuming paperwork?

If so, you are able to incorporate a range of UK companies online through our website
Please see the different company types here: https://www.cfsformations.com/packages

Registering a company online has never been as easy, you can enter the details online, submit the company and the leave rest to us, all we require is:

  • 1 Director
  • 1 Shareholder
  • 1 PSC
  • Secretary (Optional)

There are 5 simple steps to incorporating a company online, they are as follows:

  1. Choosing a Company Name
  2. Entering the relevant company officers
  3. Checking your company details
  4. Making payment
  5. Wait for your company documents

Once the company has been submitted it is sent straight for Incorporation, then all you have to do is wait for the company documents and then start trading.

Please contact us for further information today.

Do you ever wonder what would be the best company type for you?, or how to File a VAT Return?

If you do, we have developed an excellent accountancy referral service with an accountant who are happy to help our customers with any enquiries.

Why would you need to be referred to an Accountant?

Our accountant can provide advice on a number of things most commonly:

  • Best company type for your business
  • Filing of VAT Returns
  • Filing of Tax Returns
  • Preparing Trading Accounts with HMRC and Companies House

What do you need to provide to be referred to an accountant?

You are only required to provide the company name and your contact details.

How can you be referred and what happens next?

Our Accountancy Referral service is included with our UK Incorporation Packages, or you are able to place your order on our UK Additional Services page, the referral is free of charge.

Once your order has been placed you will be emailed a contact number and further instructions for you to contact the accountant. When contacting the accountant you are able to discuss your requirements with them.

Please contact us today for further information.

Do you find yourself coming to our website every day to incorporate companies?

Why don’t you take advantage of our incorporation software, this will allow your clients to incorporate companies directly on your website! Saving you time!

You can choose what services you would like to offer and you can add your own mark up to our prices, meaning you make a profit on our services too.

You can read more about our free incorporation software by clicking here.

You can enable the incorporation software directly from your ‘Dashboard’ once you have logged in. If you are looking at enabling the incorporation software, please contact us and we will send you our easy to follow guide which helps you set up the incorporation software

If you would like to see what our incorporation software would look like on a website, please have a look at our test page by clicking here.

To set up a company offshore, specific identification documents are required.

The most common requirements are:

  • Certified copy of a Passport – this must be a clear copy of a passport and the photo shown must be clear and visible
  • Certified copy of a Utility Bill – this is usually a Bank Statement, Gas or Electricity bill and should be dated within the last 3 months, the name and address of the officer must be visible on the bill. If the document is not in English, it should be translated by a translator
  • Reference Letter - References from a Bank, a practicing attorney or a certified accountant are acceptable. Reference should be dated within the last 3 months, prepared on the entity’s official letter head and must indicate the following:
    • A period of relationship for at least 2 years
    • Type of relationship
    • Status of relationship

When documents are being certified, they should be certified as a true copy of the original by either of the following:

  • Lawyer
  • Accountant
  • Solicitor
  • Certified Auditor
  • Notary Public

The certification on the document should be in English and should state the following:

  • I hereby certify that this is a true copy of the original’
  • The certifiers printed name and signature
  • Name of the organisation
  • Status/Position
  • Date certified
  • Contact information – including email address and contact number

If you are interested in a specific jurisdiction, please contact us for more information on the ID requirements. 

If you are looking at setting up a new UK Company, why don’t you take advantage of our Privacy Package?

Our Privacy Package includes a variety of services which helps keep your addresses from being displayed on public records.

The contents of the package is:

  • Incorporation of a UK Company
  • London Wood Green Registered Office
  • London Wood Green Correspondence Address
  • Fraud Protection

By preventing your address from being displayed on public records it will prevent unsolicited junk mail, and visitors at your home/residential address

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As head of customer relations Rachel is the driving force behind each of our clients receiving a first class customer experience.

With a strong background in business and customer satisfaction Rachel is responsible for ensuring we provide the best services and company communication possible.

Rachel joined the team in 2011 during which time many changes were being implimented for the Companies Act 2006.

We asked Rachel what she likes best about her role at CFS:

“That’s easy to answer, I love dealing with our clients both in the UK and Internationally. Both myself and the team work hard daily to provide the best possible service for our customers and seeing the end result and feedback we receive is extremely rewarding. I’m not sure what other job I could do whereby I get the opportunity to be part of such a positive close knit team. It’s fast paced and there is certainly never a dull moment!”

What do you enjoy when you are not working?

“I really enjoy travelling with my husband, son and daughter, we love to explore new places, I have recently spent time in both America and Finland. “

Rachel is currently working on the ongoing development and promotion of our Incorporation Software.  

All UK Shelf Companies that we have available are readily available for you to purchase and trade. The cost of our Shelf Companies include:

  • Non Trading Company
  • Free Name Change (if required)
  • Transfer of the ownership
  • Preparation of new documentation

By transferring the company over to you we complete the following changes:

  • Changing of Registered Office Address
  • Resignation of the current Directors
  • Appointment of the new Directors
  • Appointment of the new Secretaries (if applicable)
  • Changing the company name (if applicable)
  • We provide a transfer of shares document showing the transfer of the company shares

As soon as the company has been transferred over to you, we will prepare new documentation that shows, you are the new owner of the company. You are then able to trade and do business with the company.

We would like to congratulate Adam, our Technical Specialist on his second year of service with CFS International Formations. Since joining CFS in December 2014 Adam has created and developed the functionality of our site and made many improvements to help the overall customer experience.

Well done Adam for all your hard work and dedication to CFS over the last 2 years.

Adam commented “it’s been a pleasure working for CFS and I am so pleased that I have been able to develop my skills further. I am really excited to see what the future holds!”

“Receiving feedback from satisfied customers is one of the best parts of our job. We have registered many offshore and UK companies for customers located over the world. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service” said Leanne Coxon, UK and International Senior Administrator. We love to hear that our clients are happy with the service provided by CFS! One of our clients from Norway said: "I am very impressed with the service that CFS provided for the setup of my Seychelles Company. They made the process very easy and straight forward. I would recommend using CFS".

Don’t just take our word for it, please read more about what our clients say about us: http://www.cfsformations.com/customer-testimonials

In 2001 Nuala Heaney our Company Director co-founded CFS along with Tony Thornton.

We asked Nuala to tell us about some of CFS’ achievements over the last 15 years.

“One of our greatest achievements was CFS taking off and moving from the converted garage where we first set up business to actual offices. Over the last 15 years we have built up CFS and have gone from strength to strength.  Our latest achievement, which we are all very proud of, being our new website.”

Apart from hard work, what did you bring to CFS 15 years ago?

“My main asset that I bought to CFS all that time ago was customer service.  I wanted everyone’s experience at CFS to be positive, helpful and some where you would go to again and again for all your business needs.  I had a lot of customer service experience as I had worked for a multi-national pharmaceutical company where I managed a large call centre and set up a customer service centre. The offices were based across 2 sites in the UK giving a wealth of experience in managing customers, staff, organisation and procedures.”

Nuala is closely involved in the business, so we asked her what she likes to do to unwind.

“I love to socialise, I am very close to my family and friends so most of my spare time is spent with them, either shopping or dining out” 

We are delighted to announce that we will be celebrating our 15 year anniversary next week.

Since 2001 we have grown from strength to strength establishing a reputation in the industry for fast, simple and transparent services that go the extra mile to ensure we have complete customer satisfaction.

The Managers Emily Laycock and Rachel Griffiths are backed up by a dedicated team of specialists in company formation and company maintenance.

Our directors Tony Thornton & Nuala Heaney said “We would very much like to thank our clients who have worked with us and supported us over the years, we are proud of the services we provide and that we always have customer satisfaction at the forefront of everything we do. We feel honoured that many of our very first clients continue to use our services.”

To mark the occasion we are offering our UK Limited by Shares Email Package at a discounted price of £15.00 – one pound for every year we are celebrating.

The discount will last for one day only on the 13th December 2016.

We look forward the next stage of CFS and what the future will bring. 

You are able to upload your own articles of association to each company formation you set up through us. Whilst you are going through the incorporation process you are asked what articles of association you would like to use for your formation, at this point you are able to choose one of ours or upload your own articles free of charge.

The file must be in PDF and the memorandum of association must be at the front of the articles. Once your company has been submitted, we will not edit or amend the memorandum and articles, they will be sent straight to Companies House to have your company incorporated. 

Emily Laycock has been our Operations Manager since the beginning of 2009 bringing with her a wealth of experience in business finance, compliance and team management.

We asked Emily what changes have happened to CFS since 2009?

“I joined the team during a period of major change and development as we were just starting to develop the new XML (computer language) with Companies House and simultaneously implementing the Companies Act 2006 which became law in October 2009, since then we have continued to develop our website software to ensure we strive to be always one step ahead of our competitors. I was pleased to be part of the launch of our new website in 2016 which had been 2 years in the planning. It’s brighter, more current and has fast easy to use navigation.”

What do you like best about your role at CFS?

“This is extremely hard to answer as my role is so diverse and every day is different, I love dealing with clients both in the UK and Internationally but I also love researching our products to ensure the services we provide are second to none.”

Finally what do you enjoy when you’re not working?

“I am a bit of a shopaholic and I love dining out, but most of all I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young sons.”

Emily is now looking forward to celebrating CFS’s 15th anniversary!

 

We hope you will join us with our 15th Birthday celebrations next month. More details coming soon

By using a registered trademark, you can protect your brand by restricting other people from using its name or logo.

A trademark is a sign that is used to distinguish your business’ goods or services from other traders.

Securing a registered trademark protects your brand, and provides you with the tools to prevent someone using similar signs and using the back of your business. With your brand registered, you are within your rights to take actions against parties who have attempted to register conflicting trademarks, or are operating with conflicting brands and damaging your business.

If you do not protect your trademark by registering it, then you may find you are legally prevented from expanding your business.

Visit our Additional Services page for more information on our free referral.

In Gibraltar there is no capital gains tax, sales tax or VAT. The main tax for companies is corporation tax. Gibraltar resident companies are taxed on income received in or obtained from Gibraltar. A company is deemed to be resident in Gibraltar if:

  • The management and control of the company is in Gibraltar
  • The management and control of the company is outside Gibraltar, but those managing and controlling the company are resident in Gibraltar

The standard rate of corporate tax in Gibraltar is 10%.

Click here to incorporate a company in Gibraltar

On an annual basis a Gibraltar Company must ensure they comply with the following requirements:

  • Annual Return
  • Annual Accounts
  • Registered Agent Renewal
  • Registered Office Renewal

The recent changes to Gibraltar Companies means that all Gibraltar companies are required to have a Tax Identification Number (TIN). If your company does not have a Tax identification Number (TIN), this must be obtained at the time of renewal. For more information about Gibraltar’s new requirements, please click here.

If your company’s registered office address is expired it will now be registered as invalid at Companies House and therefore, not be in good standing.

Under these circumstances we will need to deal with the change by paper and provide supporting evidence that the address is valid and to ensure your company address is put back into good standing. There is a small administration charge of 20.00GBP per company for us to deal with this.

The changes cannot be processed electronically.

We are delighted to announce that we have strengthened our administration team by appointing a new UK and International Business Administrator.

Chloe Myatt from Doncaster has joined CFS and will work within our UK administrative team dealing with processing client orders, customer relations and ongoing company maintenance.

Chloe has just completed a Business Studies course focusing on Company Business within the UK and has achieved excellent results.

Emily Laycock Operational Manager at CFS said: "Chloe will be a great asset to the team and will bring a fresh approach to our UK Business sector, we are all really looking forward to working with her.”

Chloe is already involved in our UK Registered Office accounts. Chloe said “I am excited to work for CFS Formations they have a renowned reputation in the industry and have a fantastic team. I am looking forward to working with our clients and furthering my skills”.

In 2001 Tony Thornton our Technical Director co-founded CFS along with Nuala Heaney.

We asked Tony, what gave him the idea to start one of the first Companies House approved company formation agents?

“I had extensive experience in electronic programming and also incorporating companies by paper, so it seemed obvious to pull these two skills together and by doing this I created one of the first web based solutions for incorporating companies electronically. This was unique as you didn’t need to buy expensive software from us you could just start incorporating quickly, easily and on a pay as you go system.”

Tony is closely involved in the business, so we asked him what he likes to do to unwind?

Travel is a great passion of mine, which is why I feel privileged to have the opportunity to travel all over the world to meet with our clients. This has enabled me to build strong and trustworthy business relationships. I also enjoy watching football which with being English can sometimes be more frustrating work than enjoyment!”

Tony’s technical background spans over 30 years and includes working in a number of different cities across the world including London, Zurich and Munich.

Tony and his wife now live in a small village in Yorkshire. 

We provide a first class service for incorporating and managing UK Companies. We are here to assist UK and Overseas clients throughout the formation and management of their company and we are available via telephone, email, online chat, skype and social media for any support.

There are many advantages of using CFS over Companies House, to read some of the very few advantages, please click here to read more.  

Your Registered Office Address is the official address of your company, and this is where your company post will be sent.

If you would like to change the Registered Office Address of your UK Company, you can do this simply by using our Secretarial Services.

All you need is the company number, authentication code and new Registered Office Address. 

Our Secretarial Services is linked directly to Companies House, which means you can make changes to your company quickly and easily.

If you require any assistance using our Secretarial Services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

Our technology specialist and overall business enthusiast Adam Jones investigates:

After the unexpected announcement that 52% of the UK voted to leave Europe I wanted to know how Brexit would affect (if at all) the amount of new business being created in the UK.

The UK government have increased their focus on helping UK start-ups and with a renewed effort to create trade deals with the rest of the world, this could be an opportunity for UK start-ups to look at solving problems for a much wider range of markets.

So are people still looking at the UK as an attractive jurisdiction to start their businesses? I found some interesting facts:

  • The number of companies in the UK has hit an all-time high.
  • Start-up rates have increased at such a speed the UK is now emerging as the most entrepreneurial major economy in the world.
  • We now have 1 incorporated business for every 17 people
  • More than 170,000 non-UK nationals registered firms with Companies House in 2015

We are delighted to announce that we have won the 2016 Legal Award for the best UK and Offshore Incorporation Company.

This could not have come at a better time, as we have just launched our new website which consists of new branding, new features and improved navigation.

Emily Laycock, Operational Manager said ‘We are thrilled to receive this award. We have always strived to be one of the market leaders in UK and Offshore Incorporations. I feel the new offshore section of our site will be incredibly beneficial for our clients. A massive thank you to everyone who voted for us.’

Please take a look at our offshore section and let us know what you think. 

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We are very proud that we have created a website that is informative about our business and products but also provides a good insight into our company values and how we work as a team.

Our website has a fresh new look with improved navigation which allows you to find information quicker and easier.

At a glance, some of the new features include:

  • Logo and Colours
  • Wide range of new UK Formation packages to suit all needs including lots of FREE extras!
  • Unique user dashboard where you can view all your companies and account information in one place.
  • Ability to choose your own PSC’s during the company formation process
  • Meet the team – opportunity to meet the management team and put a face to a name
  • Offshore Formations – easy to compare all jurisdictions at a glance
  • Uploading of your own Articles during the company formation process
  • Incorporation Software – we provide the facility to add company formation software to your own website
  • New Log in area at the top of the website and log out on the dashboard

One of the most noticeable changes on our website is our logo. When redesigning our logo we learnt that blue evokes trust, loyalty, security and strength. Qualities that we hope our clients will use when describing us.

Tony Thornton our managing director said “it has been daunting rebranding the site and making sure we chose the right logo and colours, we feel we have got it right and think it will breathe new life into our business and products”. 

We also wanted to give new clients an opportunity to get to know us better and who we are as a company. By browsing through our ‘About Us’ section, you will get a good idea of who we are, what we do and what our existing clients have to say about us.

Have a browse through our website, and please get in touch with us. We would love to hear your feedback and thoughts! 

How to register my company for VAT?
We can register most businesses for VAT online. We can assist you throughout the process of registering your company for VAT. If the applicant is resident overseas, we will require an emailed copy of ID documents

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We have never been more reachable..
You are able to contact us via email, telephone, skype (id:cfsinternationalformations), social media and live chat

3 Year Service
We would like to congratulate Charlotte on her third year of service with CFS International Formations

Companies House LLP IN01's
Some recent LLIN01's are omitting the OC (prefix letters) which are part of the registration number. This does not undermine the legality of the formed LLP

Nominee Director, Secretary and Shareholder
A nominee is a third party, who is appointed to act as a Director, Secretary or Shareholder of a company. A nominee is used for a number of different reasons but the main one is usually to create legal anonymity – protecting the privacy of the owner of the company.

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Registered Office Address
All companies registered in the UK must have a Registered Office in the UK. We have addresses available in London, Yorkshire and Glasgow

Correspondence Address
If your taking advantage of our Registered Office, you can use our Correspondence Address for a Director of the company. This will prevent your home address from being displayed on public records

3 Year Service
We would like to congratulate Yasmin on her third year of service with CFS International Formations

Where to start with an Offshore Formation?
Most people consider Tax Benefits, Confidentiality, Set up and Annual Fees, whether a visit is required and how long it takes to form the Offshore Company

Read more

PSC Changes
After months of planning and preparation, the PSC Changes are now live on our website. PSC Registers are now included with all our UK Incorporations

Companies House back log
We would like to inform you that it is now taking around 24 hours for new incorporations to be accepted, this is not due to any of the Companies House changes

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, proposed some significant changes to the information that is to be provided to Companies House on an annual basis. One of these changes is that from the 30th of June 2016 the Confirmation Statement will replace the Annual Return.

What is the ‘Confirmation Statement’ and how is it different from an Annual Return?
A Confirmation Statement has pretty much the same function as an Annual Return. However, there are some differences – Please click here for more details.

How to file the all new Confirmation Statement?
1. You can either file the Confirmation Statement by paper or electronically, many people choose to file electronically as this is quicker and easier

2. You can also use our unique Secretarial Services to file your Confirmation Statement, there are many benefits to using your Secretarial Services including the following:

  • All live company information in one place
  • Automatic updates when company information is changed
  • Lower costs for services as you enter information yourself
  • We can hold the confirmation statement and file on the due date
  • Automatic confirmation once the filing has been accepted

Company Diary
Penalties can be imposed if your annual filings are late.

Why not use our FREE Company Diary to remind you of your filing dates and keep your company in Good Standing.
Click here to view your company diary.
You will need to be logged into our website to view your companies up to date information.

NEW - PSC Register
From 6th April 2016 all UK Companies must keep a PSC Register (Person of Significant Control).

Companies House aim to ensure that the individuals who are the ultimate beneficial owners and controllers of the company are identified. From 30th June 2016, these details will have to be filed with Companies House, at time of incorporation and on the Confirmation Statement (new name for the Annual Return).
All our new incorporations will nowbe provided with a PSC Register.

Companies house are enforcing a new policy on 6th April 2016 that will affect all UK companies who have an invalid or expired registered office address.

What is a UK Registered Office Address?
A registered office is the official address of an incorporated company.

How Will the New Change Affect You?
If you are using any of our CFS addresses as your registered office address you will probably already be aware that they are valid for 12 months and then you will be required to pay for the address to be renewed. From 6th April 2016 if you do not renew your address and change to a new UK address, Companies House will investigate why the company is using an address without authorisation.

What Happens Once They Have Investigated?
After the investigation if they are satisfied that the company is not entitled to use the registered office address (if the address has not been renewed or changed) they will have the power to change the registered office address of that company or LLP to an ‘invalid’ address.

What is the Invalid Address?
An address at Companies House which will make all authorities aware that the company is using an address without authority, this will have potential implications on the company’s good standing. The company will also not receive any important official post.

How Can CFS Help?
There is some good news!
If you are using a CFS registered office address you can be reassured that you will receive reminders in plenty of time before your registered office expires ready for you to renew in time.
If you no longer wish to use one of our registered office addresses you can change it using our simple and easy to use secretarial services.

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Create a dynamic new website or improve your internet presence
Having a professional website is one of the most important investments you can make. We will refer you onto an expert team who will liaise with you to create the best possible site for your product and brand. They can also assist in increasing your internet presence through search engine optimisation (SEO). SEO is good for not only your business visibility but also strengthens the trust potential clients will have in your company



Company Bank Account

Most trading companies will require a bank account and most clients require this account quickly with as little documentation as possible. Here is where CFS can help with a new account based in St Vincent and Grenadines(Caribbean Island) which is available to all companies irrespective of where your company is incorporated*.
You can hold one, or multiple currencies in your bank account, giving you the flexibility and protection to conduct business locally and around the world. Accounts are opened within 3-5 working days with basic due diligence only required, the price for this service is 450.00GBP

*Not available for USA citizens