Tag Archives: Channel Islands

Offshore Financial Services in the Channel Islands

05 Jul
Channel Islands

Understanding the Appeal for Investors In the waters of the English Channel off the French coast of Normandy lie the Channel Islands, a group of British Crown Dependencies that have become renowned for their sophisticated offshore financial services. The two primary jurisdictions, Jersey and Guernsey, are well-known tax havens, offering a range of financial services […]

Her Majesty’s Overview of the Offshore Investment Market

16 Feb
Her Majersty the Queen's Royal Standard - Offshore Investment Report

Despite the term ‘offshore investment’ being widely used in policy and political discourse to describe the investment of capital outside an investor’s jurisdiction of residence, representatives of banks were keen to point out that it is a very broad term open to different interpretations. Indeed, during many of the qualitative interviews conducted with representatives of […]

Skipton International is investing for the future

18 Oct
Corbiere Lighthouse, Channel Islands, Skipton International

Skipton International is to implement a new banking service and replace its core banking system for offshore savings customers. Skipton International will be making a significant investment in the new system and portal, provided by Temenos, a global leader in banking software, and implemented by their partner, Syncordis, a Luxembourg IT Consultancy. Jim Coupe, Managing […]

Market leading offshore savings accounts

02 Sep
Channel Islands offshore savings account

Skipton International launch new market leading offshore savings accounts Skipton International (Skipton) has today launched new Individual and corporate savings accounts with some of the most competitive rates of interest in the market. The International Saver 200 offers 1.30% gross AER (Annual Interest Rate) on balances between £10,000 to £5 million. Annual interest will be […]

Skipton International an Offshore Bank for Expats

26 Jan
Alderney, Guernsey, Channel Islands - Skipton International

Skipton International reached £1.075 billion of deposits at the end of 2015 – a level that would be equivalent to the 12th largest building society in the UK. With savings customers in over 100 countries around the world, the Channel Island-registered bank has grown its deposits steadily since 2009 when it formed through the amalgamation […]

Demand for Skipton International’s Expat mortgages increases

07 Sep
Mont Orgueil Castle in Jersey, Channel Islands - Expat

In a little over one year demand for the bank’s British expat buy-to-let offering has eclipsed that for its established mortgage lending in Jersey and Guernsey. Managing Director of Skipton International, Jim Coupe said: ‘We have been servicing expats with their savings needs for years and knew there would be a demand for buy-to-let mortgages […]

Jersey as a Financial Jurisdiction

12 Jun
Map of Channel Islands 1907

The largest of the British Channel Islands, Jersey has been at the forefront of the financial services regulation for over 20 years and is one of the World’s leading International Financial Centres (IFC). As a jurisdiction, the Island is recognized for its strong tradition of corporate governance and its robust regulatory regime. Jersey has a […]

Jersey Tops Offshore Centers Ranking

29 Mar
Royal Bank of Scotland, Jersey

Jersey has retained its top spot as the highest rated offshore jurisdiction in the latest biannual Global Financial Centers Index (GFCI) despite an overall fall in the rankings for the Channel Islands amid fierce onshore competition. Among offshore territories, Jersey placed highest in 28th place, next followed by Guernsey (31st), the Cayman Islands (41st) and […]

RBC Wealth Management named Best Private Bank in the Channel Islands

31 Jul
Three great reasons to open a foreign bank account

RBC Wealth Management has continued its recent award success by being named the Best Private Bank in the Channel Islands at the 2012 World Finance Banking Awards. World Finance’s judging panel used a wide range of criteria to decide the recipients of the 2012 awards. These included assessing each firm’s performance, the variety and clarity […]