4 Easy steps to register a new Private Company and FNB Business Account in SA

CIPC RegistrationCIPC Registration

First National Bank (FNB) has partnered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) in a world-first initiative that enables South African entrepreneurs to register a new business and open a corporate bank account simultaneously, and practically instantaneously.

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If you want to register a new Private Company and you apply for an FNB Business Account, weFNB will help you register your business with CIPC at no additional cost.


1·  FNB help register your company with CIPC on your behalf when you apply for a Business Account for your newly founded

2·  Private Company!

3·  No waiting in long queues at the offices of CIPC.

4·  You will pay the CIPC registration fee of R125 only. We don't charge you for the CIPC registration.

5· You will receive electronic copies of your CIPC Registration correspondence.


STEP 1: FNB Business Account and register an entity

Visit FNB website online  https://www.fnb.co.za/

Click on the 3rd tab “For Business ” under Day to day Products click CIPC Registration.  Then Click Register Now, the Business Details Form will come up to complete, Complete all form Such as Choosing Directors of the company .

Business Details

FNb will send you the following Massage

You have successfully submitted your request to open an FNB Business Account and register an entity; this was the first of four steps in the process.


FNB will process and validated your request.

Once completed, FNB will email you a list of documents required. You will then be required to scan and email the documents to an email address to be provided.


Message from FNB

We have successfully validated your information. To continue with the process of opening your Business Account and registering your business entity, we need you to submit the following statutory documentation:

  • Clear copies of green bar-coded ID documents of all members/directors
  • Clear copies of proof of address of all members/directors

email the statutory documents 

Please remember to quote your reference number in the subject line of the email.

After receipt of these documents, FN will continue the process of opening your Business Account and the registration of your new business.


After validating the information sent in Step 2, FNB will create your business entity and open your Business Account in conjunction with CIPC.

Once FNB verification has been completed, you will need to deposit the R125 registration fee for the CIPC registration with FNB.

FNB will then email your account opening documents to you for signature. These documents also detail your new Business Account number. You will then be required to sign, scan and email the documents to an email address to be provided.


Upon successful payment of this registration fee, your account will be activated and your CIPC documentation will be forwarded to you.

The bank will also instruct a courier to deliver your FNB Visa Business Cheque Card at NO cost to you.

Online Banking

Log onto www.fnb.co.za

Add users and update your account details

Login to FNB Online Banking

Do your first transaction

eBucks for Business

Remember to register now at www.ebucks.com or call 087 320 3200 to start earning eBucks for Business

FNB Visa Business Cheque Card

Your card will be activated 48 hours after receipt of delivery confirmation from the courier

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