Archive | October, 2008

Vote from Abroad

The 2008 U.S. election campaign is heating up. We encourage every U.S. citizen overseas to act now so that your vote is counted in the November 2008 presidential and general elections. The official U.S. Government web site for overseas absentee voting assistance is the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) web site at: www.fvap.gov If you […]

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Offshore Living and Investing

Offshore Living & Investing

Offshore Living & Investing, by David A. Tanzer – Going offshore offers exciting opportunities for international investing, risk management, portfolio diversification, privacy, tax minimization, asset protection, dual citizenship, and much, much more. Understanding foreign currency trends, the new world of offshore banking, and how to use international trusts are essential. Understanding the financial benefits and […]

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Offshore Investing Workshop

If you are an entrepreneur and thinking about doing business offshore, you are faced with a choice between an unincorporated branch operation, a foreign LLC or IBC or corporation that is treated as a foreign corporation for U.S. tax purposes or any of these entities that might be treated as either a disregarded entity or […]

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Bermuda to Benefit from Bailout

The US financial rescue plan will benefit Bermuda’s insurance industry, according to John Kephart, president and CEO of Capital G Bank in Bermuda, and the removal of sub-prime mortgage securities was positive for the Island’s re/insurance market. (more…)

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MasterCard Debit Card

MasterCard Debit Card

I’ve lost count of the number of offshore debit card products that I’ve seen come and go. In my office there’s a stack of dead cards, some with money left on them. Fortunately for me, neither I nor any of my clients, have ever lost any significant amount of money, from debit card failure, but […]

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Swiss Cheese

It’s truly amazing to me how Switzerland continues to thrive as an offshore haven despite the number of incidences where Swiss Bankers have caved in under pressure from foreign governments who pressure them for customer information. There was a time when the privacy of a Swiss Bank was second to none and now we have […]

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