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What is… A Certificate of Incorporation?

Last Updated: 20/08/2014

The Certificate of Incorporation is the main document which states your limited company is in existence. It includes your company name and number. In the UK, a certificate of incorporation is usually a simple certificate issued by the relevant government registry as confirmation of the due incorporation and valid existence of the company.

The certificate is often required by various banks when opening a business bank account.