A List of the Best Offshore Private Vaults

A List of the Best Offshore Private Vaults

Dateline: Singapore I’ve been fascinated with the concept of offshore private vaults and safe deposit boxes for years. Basically, a private vault is an alternative to a bank safe deposit box. Some vaults are ultra-high-security refuges fit for James Bond while...
13 Non-CRS Countries For Banking Privacy

13 Non-CRS Countries For Banking Privacy

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia As is the case in most countries, Malaysia has made it harder for foreigners to open a bank account in recent years. When I first started exploring this “muddy estuary” six years ago, the process was straightforward but required a few...
Why Living in “The Third World” Isn’t So Bad

Why Living in “The Third World” Isn’t So Bad

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia At the risk of sounding like a teenager who just dyed their hair a shade of fluorescent green, living as an expat in emerging markets “is not a phase”. I have been living overseas in emerging markets for more than a decade now, and I’m...