Legal Trunk x Leatherback: Changing the game for African Startups

March 15, 2023
2 min read

In keeping with our commitment to providing top-tier support and dependable guidance to the African startup ecosystem, we went in search of an optimal global banking solution for African startups, and we've finally found it!

Legal Trunk is pleased to announce our collaboration with Leatherback to assist you, as an entrepreneur, in globalizing your business. When you register a company with Legal Trunk, you will now be able to open international bank accounts in over 15 currencies, including USD, GBP, EUR, INR, CNY, CFA, and others, as well as banking services in over 21 countries. You can also get your venture capital funding, make transactions, and keep an eye on your company's money from wherever in the world you are.

This partnership fits with our primary goal of helping African business owners grow their businesses around the world. With Leatherback international bank accounts, you can make as many transactions as you want in that currency, just like you can with a local bank account. 

Leatherback is a multinational frontier market-focused Global Banking Solutions Provider that is working to create a world where everyone has access to borderless, limitless payments.  We believe that by working together, we can assist African businesses in establishing themselves in the world's largest economies and gaining access to unrivaled financial services, allowing them to compete globally.

We are dedicated to connecting African businesses with a global audience by assisting you in expanding your business beyond borders, gaining access to global clients, and more easily receiving international payments. African startups can now put their best foot forward by structuring their businesses correctly from the start before things become too complicated.

The decision to partner with Leatherback was simple because Leatherback has assured us of their dedication to preserving the value of the African ecosystem through the following steps they have taken:

  • Their compliance with the law — they are fully regulated in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
  • Trusted by over 5000 businesses in 13 countries, all client accounts and funds are protected in accordance with the FCA and other local regulators.
  • Leatherback is PCI, DSS, ISO 22301, 27001, and 20000 compliant.

Startups can take advantage of this by opening an international bank account with Leatherback at and enjoy free transaction fees for the first two months by entering the Legal Trunk referral code ‘306B12B7’ at the time of sign-up. If you do not have a company yet and would like to register one to open a Leatherback account, you can register your company in Nigeria or the US with Legal Trunk and enjoy 30% off for the next one week.  

Legal Trunk is not a licensed provider of financial services. All banking services will be provided by Leatherback LTD.

Leatherback is licensed in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and  Canada.

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