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The Offshore Attraction

30 Aug
statue of Chevalier de Bayard in Sainte-Anne-d'Auray, Brittany

At the mention of offshore investments there is usually a raised eyebrow and immediate expression of distrust. Portrayed in the movies as the realm of the super-rich with secrets to hide or as a blatant vaunting by criminals of ill-gotten gains, there is far more myth than reality in fact within the public understanding. To […]

Offshore Company Formation Primer

11 Jun
Offshore Company Formation

‘One size fits all’ does not apply to offshore company formation. The choice will often depend on what your aims are, be it tax reduction, asset protection or wealth management on a larger scale. Here we take a look at the different offshore companies on offer and why they are used. Offshore Corporations, which are […]

How FATCA has Affected Offshore Investment

12 Mar
Deutsche Bank Frankfurt

Even though the FATCA legislation didn’t truly begin until January 1, 2013 (at least on paper), after only three months it has already had a widespread ripple effect across international banking and offshore investment. Anticipating the additional costs of complying with the extraterritorial United States legislation, many foreign banking and investment entities had already taken […]

Offshore Banking Intermediaries

26 Feb

Private investors and organizations have safely and routinely used offshore banking for years. Truth to tell, there isn’t much difference in the service and benefits between the bank down the street or one in Belize. The banks offering offshore accounts to foreigners are well established and offer online banking options, credit or debit cards and […]

Offshore Banking and Panama TIEA

03 Aug

united states currency (Photo credit: kevindean) Offshore banking and Panama The recent Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) between Panama and the U.S. will only have an effect on bank accounts held by U.S. citizens in Panama. Panama companies and foundations are simple to set up as 100% anonymous vehicles just as before as there have […]