Business Plan Preparation

Business Plans for Banks & Bank License Applications

A formal bank business plan is important for any banking business. It serves four critical functions as follows:

  • Provides a considered and balanced framework within which your bank can develop and pursue business strategies over the next three to five years.
  • Helps management to clarify, focus and follow set business development targets.
  • Serves as a basis for the bank license and authorization application process with the banking regulatory authorities.
  • Offers a benchmark against which actual performance can be measured and reviewed.

An bank business plan should be a realistic view of the expectations and long-term objectives for any established bank or new banking venture. It provides the framework within which the institute must operate and, ultimately, succeed or fail. Preparation of a comprehensive bank business plan as per industry standards will not by itself guarantee the success in obtaining the banking license and authorization for your bank, but lack of a sound business plan will, almost certainly, ensure failure.

Preparation of a proper business plan may take weeks of hard work and several drafts of the emerging business plan to get the plan right for your bank. A clearly written and attractively packaged business plan will make it easier to attract supporters and investors to your offshore bank formation project. A well-prepared business plan will demonstrate that the bank managers know the banking business and that they have thought through the bank’s development in terms of services, management, finances, compliance and most importantly, markets and competition.

The Starting Business team has substantial practical experience in preparation of tailor-made business plans which were accepted by regulatory authorities in various jurisdictions.

Contact Us to obtain a bank business plan and ensure your offshore bank formation proceeds accordingly.