How can I open a Qonto for my association based in Italy?
If you want to open an account for your association, follow these steps and get the following documentation ready at hand:
1 - Personal Identity Documents
How to provide the requested documents? Follow the instructions in this article!
For President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer (if any):
A valid identity document - you can find the complete list of accepted documents here.
👉 Only the President or a natural person expressly delegated by him can open a Qonto account in the name of the company (otherwise, we invite you to click here to download the general power).
👉 According to our internal policies, Qonto reserves the right to accept an association only when its executive board is expressly made of a minimum of 3 members.
Thus, we need to be able to identify the following roles of the executive board in the documents requested for your Association:
Vice - President;
Treasurer (if present, it may cover one of the above mentioned roles, as per national directives).
2 - Association’s documents:
If your association is registered to the Chamber of Commerce:
Visura camerale (Company Registration Certificate) not older than three months.
Otherwise, prepare the following documentation:
Bylaws of the association, signed and stamped by the Agenzia delle Entrate*;
Certificate of incorporation, signed and stamped by the Agenzia delle Entrate*;
Certificate of allocation of the fiscal code signed and stamped by the Agenzia delle Entrate**.
If the roles of the members of your executive board are not specified inside the above mentioned documents:
Updated meeting minutes, dated and signed by the participants at the meeting (or at least President and Secretary)
Additionally, if your association is affiliated to one of the national registries:
Extract (or receipt) of registration in the category register (national register, regional register, Onlus register, certificate of registration with CONI).
*Alternatively, we can also accept the copy of its electronic receipt.
**We can also accept its electronic copy, containing the Association’s information and fiscal code/VAT.
👉 If you are registering the local/provincial/regional seat of an association, remember to send us the bylaw, or minutes of incorporation of your seat and not the ones of the general seat.
NB: The associations that can currently open a Qonto account are:
Associations of social promotion (APS);
Voluntary organizations (ODV);
Associations carrying out an activity of general interest under the ETS reform.
⚠️ At the moment, associations between professionals, committees, NGOs (Non-Governmental Organization - In English NGO) and public administrations or with public participation, as well as entities managed, coordinated or controlled by these entities cannot open a Qonto account with us yet.