Certificate of Good Standing (COGS)

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Certificate of Good Standing

COGS is a formal certificate created by Companies House.
It looks similar to a certificate of incorporation but contains additional information.

The certificate is prepared and signed by a registrar at Companies House.
The COGS is widely recognized internationally and is regularly requested by foreign organizations and banks.

If your business is looking to open a bank account overseas, start an offshore company, open a new branch in a new territory, or enter into large contracts with foreign companies, you may need to confirm the company details. A standard solution to this is to provide them with a certificate of good standing.

A Certificate of good standing includes:

The company name and number. The date the company was incorporated.

If required, the last company name change or details of all changes of the company

A statement that the company has been in continuous and unbroken existence since being
A statement that no action is being taken by Companies House to strike off the company and dissolve it as defunct.

A statement that, as far as the Registrar is aware, the company is not in liquidation or subject to an administration order and no receiver or manager of the company’s property has been appointed..

If you would like more information, please contact our customer engagement team who would be delighted to assist you further.

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