Belize - News in the Offshore Sector

Welcome to your home for news in Belize relevant to the offshore sector and your money.  

Below you will find blog posts about everything from international finance (recessions in Europe, economic fluctuations in China) to detailed explorations of double-taxation agreements.

When finding a home for your money, it is all relevant information.

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April 03, 2019 - Atlantic International Bank: Status and Next Steps

Belize bank will issue wire transfers to account holders...  ... (read more)

January 23, 2019 - Six Reasons to Consider an Offshore Merchant Account

Credit card processing has improved dramatically in the last decade or so, but a number of issues still plague certain types of businesses. Often an offshore merchant account can prove to be a solution. Before we get into why you should consider an offshore merchant account, here are a few benefits ... (read more)

November 14, 2018 - Synergies Between Cryptocurrency and Offshore Jurisdictions

How do offshore services tie in with cryptocurrencies in Belize? They help resolve some difficulties involved in handling crypto. For example, when you purchase crypto, there is a fairly obvious privacy-weak-link in the entity who receives your fiat payment and sends you cryptocurrency, or vice versa ... (read more)

October 16, 2018 - Why a Belize International Trust is One of the Best Forms of Asset Protection Available

Our trust laws here in Belize are based on the Guernsey trust laws of 1989, with various enhancements and modifications to make a Belize International Trust one of the best forms of asset protection available. Belize trust law was established in May ... (read more)

March 12, 2018 - How To Avoid Belize Real Estate Scams And Con Artists (Part 3)

Welcome to March, the only month that moves. And in beautiful Belize, some things never stop moving, like the year-round tropical weather, the affordable cost of living and, unfortunately ... (read more)

October 16, 2018 - Why a Belize International Trust is one of the Best Forms of Asset Protection Available

In recent years we have used a combination of tools including International Business Companies (IBCs) and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) among other structures to achieve the best result for our clients in terms of asset protection, but also in guarding their right to privacy... (read more)

October 17, 2016 - Using Nominee Service for Belize Offshore Companies

Nominee service provides an extra level of privacy to those involved in the company who do not want to be publicly identified with ... (read more)

June 3, 2016 - How to Move Your Money to Belize (Legally, Of Course)

Sometimes it feels like the tightening of a noose. Governments are after extra funds, and you need to know how to move your money overseas ... (read more)

February 2, 2016 - Economic Bright Spots Amid the Global Storms

The first month of the year has featured continued stagnation in Europe, a free fall in the price of oil, and capital flight from emerging markets. The epicenter ... (read more)

December 30, 2015 - Asset Protection and Wealth Preservation in Belize

As the year draws to a close, people often reflect on the past with an eye to the future. Today, our Belize law office offers assistance protecting your money in 2016 ... (read more)

November 24, 2015 - Ireland Loses Its Offshore Cache and Belize is Still the Best Country for Offshore Services

Ireland has been known for its corporate-friendly atmosphere for a while now.  With a 12.5% corporate tax rate, the country has lured operations from some ... (read more)

November 2, 2015 - Where is My Money Safe?

A new year will soon be upon us, and unfortunately, so are new mechanisms in developing nations that are increasing pressure on so called low-tax countries ... (read more)

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October 14, 2015 - U.S. Taxes and Belize International Business Companies

For the past few years, I've been paying a lot of attention to economic affairs in Europe. My friends and sources on the ground in places like Spain and France ... (read more

September 3, 2015 - Beware an Asian Contagion

You’ve probably seen the bad news regarding China’s flagging economy: slowing growth, devaluation of the currency, lackluster consumer demand ... (read more

August 28, 2015 - Why Canadians Are Moving Their Money to Belize

During the past couple of years, our office has been fielding an increasing number of calls from Canadians eager to move money to Belize ... (read more)

August 23, 2015 - Chinese Intervention Accelerating A Downward Spiral

You will hear "despite" intervention by the Chinese government, the stock market continues to fall. The word should be "because." This isn't a ... (read more)

August 19, 2015 - Puerto Rico’s Troubles

Ongoing problems in Greece, China in economic turmoil, and now … Puerto Rico? Puerto Rico is uniquely situated as a territory of the United States.  In good ... (read more

August 13, 2015 - A Currency War on the Horizon?

Another day, another devaluation of China’s currency.  The renminbi fell 1.6% against the dollar on August 12, which followed a nearly 2% fall the previous day ... (read more)

August 11, 2015 - The Greek Carousel and China Rollercoaster

Around and around we go.  More aid.  More cuts.  More recession.  Repeat.  The ruling party in Greece and the country’s many creditors are close to a third bailout ... (read more)

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August 8, 2015 - Migrants, Stock Market Crashes, and Your Investments

There is always a lot going on across the globe economy.  But the last couple of weeks have seen more than usual, and I’d like to take this opportunity to examine ... (read more)

July 24, 2015 - Belize Offshore Bank Accounts - Part II

Belize offers many types of cost-effective, tax-exempt offshore bank accounts. Judging by a number of recent calls to my office, there is some confusion about ... (read more)

July 18, 2015 - The U.S. Federal Reserve, Monetary Policy, and Your Money

Where is my money safe? For anybody looking at the economic state of affairs around the world today, it's a pertinent question ... (read more)

July 15, 2015 - The International Monetary Fund Throws in the Towel

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is abandoning ship. An IMF memo dated July 15, 2015 describes the situation vis-a-vis the euro in Greece as unsustainable ... (read more)

July 13, 2015 - A Deal for Dunces?

You may have noted that the cheers coming from Europe over the new Greek bailout deal are rather ... uh ... muted. The reason is simple: the new deal is ... (read more)

July 11, 2015 - Belize Offshore Bank Accounts - Part I

Belize offers many types of cost-effective, tax-exempt offshore bank accounts.  Judging by a number of recent calls to my office, there is some confusion ... (read more)

July 8, 2015 - Move Your Ass(ets) Now! - Part II

My source in Madrid is as emphatic as ever.  If your money is tied up in the Eurozone, your money is in trouble.  During this last weekend's referendum ... (read more)

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July 1, 2015 - Coming Soon: A Greek Return to the Drachma

Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss.  If you start hearing "Greek government" and "IOUs" in the same sentence, this means the euro in Greece ... (read more)

April 11, 2015 - New Zealand Ceasing to Be a Safe Haven for FOREX

Beginning earlier this year, New Zealand authorities have been scrutinising foreign exchange currency trading firms, especially new applications ... (read more)

March 10, 2015 - Offshore Companies and Legal Requirements

The founders and shareholders of offshore companies are increasingly faced with bank regulations and international laws that make opening and ... (read more)

February 14, 2015 - Love Your Money

The international financial climate continues to be chaotic.  Geopolitics are wreaking havoc upon Ukraine's economy and, to a lesser extent, the other ... (read more)

February 1, 2015 - "Move Your Ass(ets) Now!"

The quote above is from a none-too-shy but almost-always-right financial source on the ground in Madrid, Spain.  The new populist regime in Greece ... (read more)

December 13, 2014 - The Flight of International Business Companies

As we near the end of the year, more than a dozen large U.S. companies have initiated plans to move their headquarters overseas.  The reason: lower corporate ... (read more)

October 5, 2014 - Zeroing in on Your Money

You may have heard about increasingly intrusive laws against so-called tax evasion, especially in the West ... (read more)

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June 15, 2014 - The Cyclic Greek Nightmare (and What it Means for International Banking Companies in Belize)

It's really fairly simple: Greece is broke.  European creditor countries are forcing Greece to adopt austerity measures in return for loans ... (read more)

May 30, 2013 - Belize Offshore Trusts

The idea of a trust originated centuries ago, rooted in English common law, and is recognized by most countries where English is the official language ... (read more)

February 24, 2013 - Irresponsible Borrowing = Irresponsible Lending

The German word schuld means debt.  Schuld also means moral fault or blame.  There is a lot of that to go around in Europe these days.  Greece, Spain ... (read more)

July 28, 2012 - Spain’s Financial Troubles

Today I’d like to revisit the ongoing economic crisis in Spain. The downturn, with roots in the Great Recession and the country’s housing bubble bursting ... (read more)

March 15, 2010 - The Economic Crisis in Eurpe and Where Money is Safe

I happened upon this study a few days ago upon referral to a friend who just moved to Europe. He's living in Spain, where he has a new job as an economic ... (read more)

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