Archive | October, 2007

Latin American Secret

Some people really get the wrong idea about Uruguay, maybe it’s the name, or maybe it’s a Latin American stigma but most likely it’s just that it’s so far away and most people know so little about it. Having been there I can tell you that it’s unlike any other place I’ve seen in South […]

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Know Your Customer (KYC)

Know Your Customer (KYC) is the due diligence and bank regulation that financial institutions and other regulated companies must perform to identify their clients and ascertain relevant information pertinent to doing financial business with them. Typically, KYC is a policy implemented to conform to a customer identification program mandated under the Bank Secrecy Act and […]

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Offshore Banking Specialist

My experience with offshore banking dates back to the early 80’s while living as an Expat in Australia and requiring access to funds from Canada. However, it wasn’t until early the next decade, while living in Florida and working in the Bahamas that I opened my first corporate bank account and began to learn the […]

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Bet on the Rock

Is it any wonder that Gibraltar is a preferred Tax Haven for On-line Gambling companies? Now here’s a jurisdiction with a tradition for providing services to whomever rowed ashore. Legend has it that this was the first tax haven, as being a massive ship yard and major port to the British Naval fleet, it was […]

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Power Shifter

In preparation for an article on the growth of Ghana as an African Tax Haven I’ve been filtering news about the dark continent. Never a shortage of intrigue on this topic, today I noticed an article in the BBC about the passing of French Mercenary Bob Denard. Now here was a man who believed that […]

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Why the BVI?

Which offshore jurisdiction is the best for setting up a company to conduct business in the burgeoning I-Gaming Industry? This was the topic of a conversation recently in Barcelona, amongst a group of foreign entrepreneurs attending conferences related to Internet Gambling. At a glance the I-Gaming Industry is over $10 Billion USD per year in […]

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