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You can start escrow accounts with us for the purpose of transparently managing fiduciary deposits entrusted to you and separating them from your own accounts.

How can you open escrow accounts? It’s quite easy:

  1. Fill out the online forms. You can also save them and continue filling them out later.
  2. Print out and sign the forms.
  3. Send us the signed forms. If you have entered into the agreement for a simplified opening of escrow accounts by means of fax, please fax in advance to fax no. 050505 8524. If the data are complete, we will open the account within 24 hours.
  4. Then send the originals to the address listed or to your account manager.

On our website, we provide you with all the forms that you need to open escrow accounts. Please always use these new versions — we may not accept old forms.
 

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On our website, we provide you with all the forms that you need to open escrow accounts. Please always use these new versions — we may not accept old forms.

Master agreement for a simplified opening of escrow accounts by fax

By signing this form, you are authorised to transfer to us the order to open escrow accounts in advance and promptly to send us the original documents by post. You only need to enter into this Master agreement once. 

  • Master agreement for a simplified opening of escrow accounts by fax (German) (PDF)
    Download
Declaration of economic ownership with a trust arrangement

On the basis of statutory requirements pursuant to the Austrian FM-GwG (Finanzmarkt-Geldwäschegesetz [Financial Markets Anti-Money Laundering Act]), we are required to establish who the economic owner is in order to fulfil our due diligence obligation. Economic owners within the meaning of Sect. 2 line 3 FM-GwG are natural persons in whose ownership or under whose control the customer ultimately is. This also applies to trustors, if they are not natural persons.

  • Declaration of economic ownership for trust arrangements (German) (PDF)
    Download
Information questionnaire for investors

You will receive basic information about the protection of investments. You must sign this form only to confirm you have acquired this information.

  • Information questionnaire for investors (German) (PDF)
    Download

Forms specific to federal states:

Styria

Order on charging the flat fee for account maintenance.

For attorneys and notaries in Styria, there is an agreement on a flat fee for account maintenance for escrow accounts. A separate order must be issued for each escrow account, however.
 

  • Order on charging the flat fee for account maintenance (German) (PDF)
    Download
Vienna

Participation in the electronic lawyers’ trustee register  

Since 01/07/2000, attorneys in Vienna have been required to process fiduciary deposits entrusted to them exclusively through specially secured electronic escrow accounts. Arrangements can be made for these accounts only if the “approval seal” is available from the Vienna bar association. Other dispositions (cash withdrawals) are excluded. The electronic lawyers’ trustee register (eATHB [elektronische Anwaltliche Treuhandbuch]) offers a high level of technical security to trustees and beneficiaries with respect to trusteeships. You can receive the software needed for this (the “trust module”) from the Vienna bar association.
 

  • Participation in the electronic lawyers’ trustee register (German) (PDF)
    Download

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