Escrow Agent

Professional Company Secretarial Solutions

We provide a professional, bespoke and fully regulated escrow agent service. Our regulation and our expertise means that we can tailor the escrow service to a variety of transaction. Set out below are some of the more common uses.

Corporate Transactions, incl Warranty and Indemnification Escrow The Escrow Assets are held to cover unforeseen costs or damages protected by a warranty or indemnity, often as part of an M&A transaction. Please see our M&A Escrow Guide for further on the use of escrow arrangements in corporate transactions.
Performance Escrow or Project Accounts The Escrow Assets are held subject to the fulfilment of certain pre-conditions, generally the performance by one party under a separate agreement. For example under a construction contract or other long term commercial contract.
Capital Fund Raising An Escrow Account is often utilised in commercial fundraising, where investors can deposit the funds with a trusted third party to be held until the investment has reached the relevant threshold. At this point all investor funds will be released for the use of the investment.
Payment Processing The Escrow Funds are held subject to pre-determined payment instructions, which can be used to fulfil a variety of commercial requirements such as payroll and supplier payments.
MedCo Escrow A tailored Escrow Arrangement designed specifically for Medical Reporting Organisations to meet the requirements of MedCo.

If you would like more information or you would like a quote, please just contact us. Please note that it would be unusual for us to be appointed in respect of assets worth less than £100,000 due to the costs involved.

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Fully Regulated Escrow Agent

Elemental CoSec Limited is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (Ref 666731) and regulated by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for the provision of these services, so you can remain confident that the services will be fully compliant and your funds protected.

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Segregated and Secure Funds

Elemental complies with the FCA’s safeguarding requirements and your funds will be held within a designated client account with a secure UK bank. Once this account is set up, no other funds with be held in this account and your funds will be segregated and protected in the event of any unforeseen circumstances. Please note that many escrow providers will mingle your funds with those of other clients, making them less secure in the event of insolvency.

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Knowledge

Our service is provided by experienced lawyers and accountants with extensive experience of handling corporate and commercial transactions themselves. They can apply this knowledge to ensure that the escrow service is fully tailored to your needs.

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Speed

It is not uncommon for an escrow account to be needed at relatively short notice and we will be on hand to ensure that it does not delay matters. The account can generally be opened in a matter of days, subject to receipt of all required KYC.

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Flexibility

We have standard escrow agreements that can be used in their entirety or as a starting point for a more tailored option. We are also always open to tailoring the arrangements to your specific needs or starting from an agreement produced by your lawyers.

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Independent

We are truly independent of any bank, law firm, accountancy firm or other financial institution. We are therefore free of conflicts of interest and able to act independently of the parties as an escrow agent.

Submit Enquiry

You can commence the process of appointment by simply calling or emailing us. However, if you’d prefer we have a form designed to collect the key initial information.

Submit Enquiry

Avoiding scams

Be careful and vigilant when appointing an Escrow Agent and please see our guide on Escrow Scams for further information.

Guide on scams

Escrow Agent FAQs

If you have any questions about an Escrow Agent or our services, please check out our FAQs or you are welcome to contact us directly.

Escrow Agent FAQs

Escrow Agent Guide

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of an escrow agent and how the service can work, please see our guide.

Escrow Agent Guide

Brochure

If you would like further information on our Escrow services, please feel free to view our brochure..

Escrow Agent Brochure