How to Prepare for the Next Financial Crisis

How to Prepare for the Next Financial Crisis

Dateline: Tbilisi, Georgia The coronavirus and ensuring market panic should be enough to convince anyone that a financial crisis can happen at any time and for any reason. From recessions and global pandemics to wars and political changes, markets can turn on a dime...
Bank Offshore in the Cook Islands with CSB Bank

Bank Offshore in the Cook Islands with CSB Bank

Guest Contributor: Gerard Field is the CEO of Capital Security Bank and has lived in the Cook Islands for the past two years. He is also a Director of the Financial Services Development Authority, a Cook Islands government organization tasked with promoting the island...
Swiss Banks: The Ultimate Guide

Swiss Banks: The Ultimate Guide

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia If you asked someone on the street about offshore banking, chances are, their mind will go directly to Switzerland.  Thanks to spy movies and the Wolf of Wall Street, Switzerland is the banking capital of the world in the mind of the...
What Is a Nominee Director or Shareholder?

What Is a Nominee Director or Shareholder?

Last updated October 31, 2020 Dateline: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia When it comes to the offshore industry, historically, the media has picked up on the Wolf of Wall Street idea where the guy hides his money in Switzerland under someone else’s name. And of course, the...
Offshore Trusts: The Ultimate Guide

Offshore Trusts: The Ultimate Guide

Dateline: Bogota, Colombia A friend of mine received a postcard in the mail the other day. It didn’t come with a beautiful picture of the beach or a panoramic view of a bustling city skyline. No, much to their disappointment, this postcard was covered from front to...
Legal Strategies to Reduce Payroll Tax

Legal Strategies to Reduce Payroll Tax

Dateline: Bogota, Colombia Since the American Civil War, US citizens living abroad have had to deal with citizenship-based taxation. Whereas every other country in the world uses residential, territorial or even zero tax systems to determine taxable income, US...
What are Bearer Shares? The Ultimate Guide

What are Bearer Shares? The Ultimate Guide

Dateline: Tbilisi, Georgia Have you ever heard of bearer shares? If you have been trolling around the depths of offshore forums and blogs, chances are that you’ve probably heard somebody talking about them. Bearer shares are, in a sense, the loch ness monster of the...
Stripe Atlas: A Bad Idea for Online Businesses

Stripe Atlas: A Bad Idea for Online Businesses

Dateline: Le Morne, Mauritius My parents never gave me an inheritance. They weren’t in the habit of handing out money simply because they had it. Instead, they gave me two invaluable principles for both life and business that have helped me make more money than they...