The litigation that is currently unfolding between the Federal Tax Service and Sberbank may be a significant precedent that will affect the entire banking sector in Russia. The FTS accuses Sberbank of dishonest behavior, which is expressed in the fact that the bank refused to perform the functions of the tax authorities and write off funds in paying taxes from the client’s account.
The decision of the court is now closely watched by many account holders in Russian banks. If the court takes the side of the FTS, it may mean that in the near future the requirement to write off taxes from the accounts will be mandatory for all banks. This means that accounts in Russian banks will become an even less secure and confidential way of storing funds. Continue reading
Today, a foreign bank account in a country with a reliable and well-organized banking system is an indispensable tool for both private and corporate individuals. Problems in the banking sector and crises in the home country, the risk of loss of assets due to criminal or legal prosecution, currency depreciation – these and other reasons make many people think about withdrawing money to a safer place.
The banking system of many European countries is well developed, reliable and well organized. Continue reading
Unfortunately, in the UAE there are only a few banks that work with offshore, it is:
Emirates NBD, and the bank requires that the average monthly account balance be maintained at least $ 137,000;
United Arab Bank, and the bank requires that the average monthly balance on the account be maintained at least $ 100,000;
RAK Bank, and the bank requires that the average monthly account balance be maintained at least $ 275,000.
In addition, in order to apply for opening accounts of offshore companies in these banks, the owner of the company (shareholder) must be a resident of the UAE – in order to have a rationale for why you need a bank account in the UAE. Continue reading
A private bank, managing other people’s assets rarely takes a large commission. Often we are talking about 1-2% per annum of the size of the assets. The proposal looks tempting, so not everyone asks additional questions.
A must. The fact is that in addition to the commission of the bank itself, there are additional commissions: the commission of the mutual fund, if your banker invests money in mutual funds; stock / bond storage fees; withdrawal fee, etc. Continue reading
Canada is not a traditional offshore jurisdiction. Taxes in Canada are higher than in the US, and you are unlikely to open an account in Canada remotely without special knowledge and very long negotiations with dozens of banks. Very often, our clients who are interested in opening an account in a Canadian bank, after consultation, thank for the advice to open an account in a Canadian bank branch on one of the islands of West India, for example, on St. Kitts or Nevis. Continue reading