Articles And Special Features Tagged 'banking'

Online Trading For Expats

Online Trading For Expats

Investors Offshore Editorial, July 2013, 19 July, 2013

For the domestic investor, the choice of online brokers seems almost endless; for the expat, whose somewhat unusual situation allows for a greater flexibility of investment choice and possible advantages in terms of taxation, the choice seems to be less broad, but is growing by the minute, as onshore brokerages recognise the potential of the expanding 'globetrotting' mass affluent market, and brokers in low-tax jurisdictions recognise the need to provide their clients with up-to-the-minute facilities. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | dividends | currency | Offshore | forex | stock exchanges | investment | United States | regulation | trusts | legislation | offshore | services | retail | banking | internet | fees | tax | stamp duty | trade |

 

St Vincent & The Grenadines

St Vincent & The Grenadines

Investors Offshore Editorial, July 2013, 05 July, 2013

Whilst the Caribbean state of St Vincent and the Grenadines is probably best known as a tourist destination and hideaway for the well-heeled, the former British colony is also emerging as a well governed and regulated financial jurisdiction to rival the more prominent offshore finance centres in the region. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | agreements | business | interest | licensing | budget | Finance | investment | Barbados | Canada | standards | law | offshore | services | construction | banking | financial services | insurance | tax | property tax | stamp duty |

 

Malta Opens Door To Expats

Malta Opens Door To Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 03 July, 2013

Like many places around the Med, those who have holidayed in Malta often return to buy second homes on the island, or to settle there on a long-term or permanent basis, particularly those hailing from cold northern European climes. Indeed, in recent years, immigration by wealthy foreigners has been positively encouraged by the Maltese Government because they contribute significantly to economic growth, and Malta’s newly-improved expat scheme known as the Global Residence Programme aims to do just this. Read Full Article »

Tags: accounting | business | Europe | individuals | European Union (EU) | Cyprus | Greece | Italy | Iceland | Malta | Liechtenstein | law | offshore | tax authority | services | commerce | banking | financial services | insurance | e-commerce | tax | social security |

 

Forex for Expats

Forex for Expats

Expat Briefing Editorial Team, 18 June, 2013

For some of us the foreign exchange (forex) market is something we only encounter when going on holiday abroad, and many of us will often be heard to grumble that our pound/dollar/euro doesn’t go as far as it used to. However, for expats living or working temporarily overseas, exchanging money from one currency to another is almost an everyday fact of life, and managing currency risk is therefore crucial to ensure that one’s hard-earned income is not gobbled up by volatile exchange rates and transaction costs. Read Full Article »

Tags: interest | currency | Offshore | individuals | expatriates | forex | investment | France | Spain | offshore banking | offshore | services | retail | banking | financial services | internet | fees | tax | trade |

 

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Barbados

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Barbados

by Investors Offshore Editorial, May 2013, 10 May, 2013

This feature focuses on the Caribbean island of Barbados. More famous for its beaches and as a destination for millions of tourists than as a location for offshore business, Barbados has nonetheless developed a well regulated financial services industry offering a surprisingly wide array of offshore products from banking to trusts to insurance. Whilst the island is not quite on a par with the higher profile offshore centres in the region, such as Bermuda or the Cayman Islands, for the investor, Barbados offers economic and political stability along with a number of tax and investment incentives, and close economic ties with the United States. Read Full Article »

Tags: compliance | business | interest | dividends | currency | Insurance | investment | Barbados | Canada | United States | trusts | offshore | services | banking | financial services | insurance | environment | manufacturing | fees | tax | withholding tax |

 

Investors Offshore Special Reports: Panama

Investors Offshore Special Reports: Panama

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, April 2013, 12 April, 2013

Ask most people around the world their thoughts on Panama and you would probably be met with the same one word reply: canal. However, after a small amount of further investigation you would find that this country at the gateway of Central and South America certainly isn't as one dimensional as that. Aided by stable, pro-business governments using the invaluable canal as a catalyst, Panama's friendly tax and regulation system has helped to established the country as one of the most modern and respectable business and financial centres outside the established 'onshore' countries, and ranks as probably the most important trading and business hub in the region. Read Full Article »

Tags: agreements | business | Finance | investment | Panama | United States | standards | regulation | trusts | legislation | law | offshore | services | construction | commerce | banking | environment | tax | tax breaks | trade | tariffs |

 

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Hong Kong

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Hong Kong

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, March 2013, 01 March, 2013

In geographical terms, the peninsula and collection of islands in south eastern China which make up the territory of Hong Kong are a little over 400 square miles in size, but in economic terms, the former British colony, which in 1997 was handed back to greater China, packs a serious punch on the world stage and can claim to be the globe’s third largest financial centre after New York and London, and the ninth largest economy in the world. Read Full Article »

Tags: private equity | business | currency | budget | individuals | investment | Cuba | Japan | Afghanistan | Hong Kong | Australia | China | Taiwan | law | offshore | services | banking | financial services | tax | stamp duty | trade |

 

Living and Working Abroad?

Living and Working Abroad?

by Investors Offshore editorial staff, February 2013, 15 February, 2013

Whether you are still in the planning stages of expatriation, or have already made the move overseas, it is worth considering the benefits that offshore banking and investment could hold for you in what is, after all, a financially advantageous position. Continuing globalisation, and the increased use of electronic banking have meant that for you as an expatriate, a multitude of opportunities have opened up which would not have been available a few years ago - now the world is quite literally your oyster! Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | dividends | currency | Offshore | retirement | pensions | investment | Jersey | penalties | legislation | law | offshore banking | asset protection | offshore | services | banking | fees | tax | inheritance tax | trade |

 

BEING AN EXPAT IN 2013 - A Financial Primer

BEING AN EXPAT IN 2013 - A Financial Primer

Investors Offshore Editorial Team, January, 2013, 18 January, 2013

To believe the surveys, half the world is either already an expat, or planning to become one. Tens of millions of people work abroad, or have retired there, or have property in a foreign country. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Offshore | expatriates | retirement | pensions | investment | Canada | Hong Kong | Malaysia | Netherlands | Australia | Singapore | Thailand | trusts | legislation | offshore | services | banking | tax | withholding tax |

 

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Malta

Jurisdiction Special Focus: Malta

Investors Offshore Editorial Team, December, 2012, 07 December, 2012

Malta is an independent nation, having split from the UK in 1964. The Maltese Islands are 100 km south of Sicily, with a population of 409,000; the climate is warm. Malta has a Westminster-style democracy, but has been politically fractious since independence. 15 years of post-colonial adolescent flirtation with Communism and the third world has however been succeeded by a more mature attitude. Read Full Article »

Tags: business | interest | Europe | Finance | individuals | investment | Switzerland | Malta | standards | regulation | legislation | law | offshore | European Commission | services | banking | financial services | internet | manufacturing | tonnage tax | tax | tax incentives |

 

 




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