Steps describing the onboarding process
The first step of onboarding involves collating all relevant documentation about the company. Onboarding financial institutions is a complex process and therefore LHV needs to collect data about the clients’ corporate background, investors, key personnel, risk policies, internal governance and technology.
Our mutual risk appetite must match, and therefore it is important that the client follows the LHV Risk Appetite. Each applicant will also be appointed a personal client relationship manager who will guide them through the process.
Review and Decision
After the necessary data has been collected, LHV will initiate the due diligence process. We may require additional documentation at this point, and therefore a follow up conversation with your relationship manager may be necessary.
The analysis and decision process can be rather lengthy at times, due to the amount of documentation and details involved, but don’t worry your relationship manager will keep you updated about the progress of your application.
Contract signing & account activation
After a positive decision, legal documentation will be signed, which does usually include several agreements and activities. Thereafter LHV will grant you access to the LHV electronic channels and the basic functionality of the services will be made available.
The main interface for transaction processing is our Application Programming Interface (‘API’) - LHV Connect. Once the contract is finalised, clients can start building the technical integration for which the documentation is available here.
You can also get started making transactions via our internet banking facilities and choose to integrate with us at a later point.