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Offshore Banking

Why?

Wherever you are living, an offshore bank account banking provides you with the opportunity to grow and protect your money in a politically and economically stable location. Which allows you to safely keep your money in one place while you move around the world whether you are growing your business or simply enjoying life. Most offshore bank accounts are located within tax efficient jurisdictions whilst also allowing for a much easier way to manage finance in multiple currencies. Offshore bank accounts are legal, affordable and convenient to open which allows anyone to achieve the first and simple step in protecting their wealth.

Key Benefits

1) Reduce political risk in your home country
In terms of asset protection. As a number of governments sink further into debt, the bank accounts of their residents are at risk of being targeted. As we have seen recently in Cyprus in 2013 taking people’s deposits overnight, Spain imposing bank deposit taxes, in Poland, Hungary, Portugal, and Argentina retirement savings have been nationalised and capital controls have in very recent times been imposed in Cyprus and Iceland restricting residents access to their own cash.

2) Safer and More Secure Banking Systems
In 2008, the UK banking sector verged on collapse after the bank run on Northern Rock and only through the nationalization of two major banks (RBS & Lloyds) did the system not collapse. Typical locations for offshore bank accounts are low debt, highly stable countries which rely on maintaining a top reputation for protecting assets to continue to grow in the financial services industry.

3) Currency Diversification
It is very important to diversify your wealth by holding foreign currencies and internationalize some of your savings. Currencies can plunge in value or be subject to imposed controls on movement. Domestic banks do not easily offer alternative currency options, however offshore banks specialise in this area and allow it to be easy and a low-cost option.

4) Higher Interest Rates
Most banks in western countries are now paying record low level interest rates which are below the rate of inflation leading to a negative return each year on your hard earned savings. Offshore accounts, often pay a much higher interest rate and even on major currency deposits (USD, EUR, GBP etc).[/fusion_text][/two_third][one_third last=”yes” spacing=”yes” background_color=”#ffffff” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding=”10px” class=”” id=””][fusion_text][fontawesome icon=”fa-check” circle=”no” size=”medium” iconcolor=”#187d96″ circlecolor=”” circlebordercolor=”” flip=”” rotate=”” spin=”no” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″ alignment=”left” class=”” id=””]

Reduce political risk

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Secure Banking Systems

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Currency Diversification

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Higher Interest Rates

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“The winner of 2015 Best Offshore Bank is HSBC International due to its balance sheet strength, extensive geographical footprint and top service for premier and commercial banking customers.”

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Selecting your Offshore Bank account

Haven Investor, using many years of experience we have reviewed hundreds of the world’s safest and strongest Offshore banks and have put together a list of the top 20 banks to consider for opening an offshore account. The factors considered during this review process revolved around

i) stability in terms of economical & political of the jurisdiction of the bank.
ii) strength of the bank’s balance sheet.
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Start your Offshore Banking journey now

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“The winner of 2015 Best Offshore Bank is HSBC International due to its balance sheet strength, extensive geographical footprint and top service for premier and commercial banking customers.”

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  • Established: 1865
  • Website: http://www.hsbc.com/
  • Jurisdictions: Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia, Panama, Bermuda, UK
  • Minimum deposit/balance: None.
  • Personal banking: Yes.
  • Commercial banking: Yes, international.
  • Private banking: Yes
  • Remote bank account opening: No, but allows for cross border opening
  • Cards: Full coverage. Multiple currencies supported.

Pro’s:

  • One of the largest banking institutions in the world, Prestigious organization
  • Strong commercial banking service
  • Account opening is simple and quick
  • Great service as a Premier Account or Commercial Banking Customer
  • Fantastic internet banking platform

Con’s:

  • Service varies between locations
  • Cards products limited

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Global Banks

[/fusion_text][/fullwidth][section_separator divider_candy=”bottom” icon=”” icon_color=”” bordersize=”1px” bordercolor=”” backgroundcolor=”#666666″ class=”” id=””][fullwidth backgroundcolor=”” backgroundimage=”” backgroundrepeat=”no-repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” bordersize=”0px” bordercolor=”” borderstyle=”” paddingtop=”20px” paddingbottom=”20px” paddingleft=”0px” paddingright=”0px” menu_anchor=”” equal_height_columns=”no” hundred_percent=”no” class=”” id=””][one_fourth last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]citibank[/fusion_text][/one_fourth][one_half last=”no” spacing=”yes” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

  • Established: 1812
  • Website: http://www.citibank.com/
  • Jurisdictions: Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, Costa Rica, Panama, China.
  • Minimum deposit/balance: None or low.
  • Personal banking: Residents only. Commercial banking: Yes. Private banking: Yes.
  • Remote bank account opening: No. Credit Cards: Full coverage, different currencies.

Pro’s:

  • One of the largest banking institutions in the world, Prestigious organization
  • Strong commercial banking service

Con’s:

  • A USA bank which puts it at risk from the USA government.
  • Weak private banking.

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  • Established: 1969
  • Jurisdictions: Brunei, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, Malaysia, South Korea, China, Macau, Mauritius, Tanzania, Lebanon, Bahrain, Guernsey, Jersey, Chile.
  • Minimum deposit/balance: Varies,
  • Personal banking: Yes. Commercial banking: Yes, international. Private banking: Strong.
  • Remote account opening: No
  • Cards: Full coverage.
  • Website: http://www.sc.com/

Pro’s:

  • Very international presence in over 60 countries (strong in asia, Africa & middle east)
  • Strong commercial banking service
  • Good internet bank

Con’s:

  • Service varies between locations
  • Weak personal banking

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European Banks

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  • Established: 1974
  • Website: https://www.bov.com/
  • Jurisdictions: Malta.
  • Minimum deposit/balance: 0 to 2,000 EUR.
  • Personal banking: Yes, incl non-residents.
  • Commercial banking: Yes.
  • Private banking: No.
  • Remote account opening: Often
  • Cards: Full coverage.

Pro’s:

  • Welcoming to IBCs and firms focused on gambling and financial services
  • Great internet and mobile banking

Con’s:

  • No private banking

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  • Established: 1949
  • Website: http://www.creditandorragroup.ad/
  • Jurisdictions: Andorra, Panama.
  • Minimum deposit/balance: None for personal, EUR 100k for private banking.
  • Personal banking: Yes, international.
  • Commercial banking: Yes, international.
  • Private banking: Strong.
  • Remote account opening: Rarely.
  • Cards: Full coverage, including virtual cards.

Pro’s:

  • Open accounts for foreign companies within a week,
  • Offshore companies easily considered.

 

Con’s:

  • Internet banking outdated.

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  • Established: 1987
  • Website: http://jyskebank.com/
  • Jurisdictions: Gibraltar.
  • Minimum deposit/balance: 200,000 EUR
  • Personal banking: No.
  • Commercial banking: No.
  • Private banking: Strong.
  • Remote account opening: Always.
  • Cards: High-end credit card.

Pro’s:

  • Very in the private banking area
  • Allow for easy remote account opening.

 

Con’s

  • Will not facilitate corporate accounts.

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  • Website: https://www.lgt.li/ and https://www.lgt.ch/
  • Established: 1920. Jurisdictions: Liechtenstein, Switzerland.
  • Minimum deposit/balance: 1 million CHF
  • Personal banking: Yes. Commercial banking: No. Private banking: Very strong.
  • Remote account opening: Sometimes.
  • Cards: Full coverage

Pro’s:

  • Very strong in the private banking area
  • Owned by the Royal Family of Liechenstein.

 

Con’s

  • Not a great service for corporate accounts.

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  • Website: http://seb.se/ | http://www.seb.ee/ | http://seb.fi/ | http://www.seb.lv/
  • Jurisdictions: Sweden, Estonia, Singapore, Finland, Latvia, Luxembourg.
  • Minimum deposit/balance: None.
  • Personal banking: open to non-residents. Commercial banking: Yes Private banking: Yes.
  • Remote account opening: No
  • Cards: Full coverage

Pro’s:

  • Consider any application from non residents
  • Sophisticated service for corporates
  • Low cost

Con’s

  • Private banking still improving

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  • Website: http://www.ubs.ch/ and http://www.ubs.com.sg/
  • Jurisdictions: Switzerland, Singapore.
  • Minimum deposit/balance: Varies from 0 to 2 million CHF.
  • Personal banking: No for non-residents.
  • Commercial banking: Local companies preferred
  • Private banking: Very strong.
  • Remote account opening: No
  • Cards: Full coverage.

Pro’s:

  • Very strong in the private banking area
  • 160 year old, prestigious private banking
  • Great internet banking facilities.

 

Con’s

  • Will not facilitate personal or corporate accounts outside of Switzerland

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Middle Eastern Banks

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  • Website: http://www.adcb.com/
  • Jurisdictions: UAE, Abu Dhabi.
  • Minimum deposit/balance: 10,000 AED
  • Personal banking: Yes, Residents.
  • Commercial banking: Local or regional companies strongly preferred.
  • Private banking: Weak.
  • Remote account opening: No
  • Cards: Basic and in local currency only.

Pro’s:

  • Good for corporates in the UAE and GCC region
  • Strong internet banking.

 

Con’s

  • Weak private banking
  • Basic cards selection

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  • Established: 1930
  • Website: http://www.arabbank.com/
  • Jurisdictions: Jordan, Lebanon, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Morocco
  • Minimum deposit/balance: Yes, Variable approx. 10k USD
  • Personal banking: Regional residents only.
  • Commercial banking: Local or regional companies.
  • Private banking: Weak.
  • Cards: Basic coverage, local currencies only.

Pro’s:

  • Based in Jordan, a stable and western aligned Arab country
  • Easy to open account
  • Internet and mobile banking is highly rated.

 

Con’s

  • Middle Eastern focused only.
  • Weak private banking service.

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  • Established: 1950
  • Website: http://www.byblosbank.com/
  • Jurisdictions: Lebanon, Cyprus.
  • Minimum deposit/balance: None for Personal, $250k for companies.
  • Personal banking: Residents preferred.
  • Commercial banking: Regional companies preferred.
  • Private banking: No.
  • Remote account opening: No
  • Cards: Full coverage (including prepaid cards), local & foreign currencies

Pro’s:

  • Sophisticated offering for corporates
  • Multi Currencies on offer, both international, regional.

 

Con’s

  • Host jurisdictions unstable, both politically and economically.

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