Tag Archives: banking offshore

How FATCA has Affected Offshore Investment

12 Mar

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 investing and Private Banking

08 Nov

The term ‘private banking’ is becoming so prolific that it’s close to losing the prestige that once connected to the intensely secret relations between a bank and its wealthy clients. Traditionally, international banks have required a minimum deposit of $100,000 to ear preferential treatment but over the past years this minimum has been reduced to […]

Top 50 Safest Global Banks

02 Oct
Singapore skyline

For banking safely, global citizens had better go to the local government. And pretty much avoid the U.S. At least that seems to be the take away from Global Finance Magazine’s ranking of  the world’s safest banks.  The top 9 banks in the magazine’s World’s 50 Safest Banks list are all state-backed institutions. The No. […]

Offshore Banking

02 Apr
offshore banking

Offshore banking has often been associated with the underground economy and organized crime, via tax evasion and money laundering; however, legally, offshore banking does not prevent assets from being subject to personal income tax on interest. Except for certain persons who meet fairly complex requirements, the personal income tax of most countries makes no distinction […]