Cayman Islands introduced new legislation to protect personal information
The Cayman Islands, like many other small island states whose main income is provided by the financial sector, consider it of utmost importance to maintain its reputation as a reliable…

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The reaction of the German banks mentioned in the “Panama scandal”
The day after the announcement of the "secret" documents of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca in the German newspaper "Munich" a statement by the German government appeared. This statement…

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How to open a foreign bank account that will not be closed due to the lack of confirmation of registration of this account in the tax

Many foreign banks, which still open accounts for non-residents, are beginning to demand documents that taxes on amounts in the account as personal income have been paid. Some foreign banks are even starting to demand a certificate from the clients from the Russian Federation on the fact of informing the tax authorities of the Russian Federation about the existence of an account abroad. Naturally if
A foreign bank account for the FTS lately is something like a red rag for a bull. Continue reading

Know your customer: this is why banks WILL ask you awkward questions

Banks are fined hundreds of millions of dollars for insufficient customer verification. This is exactly what happened with the largest bank in Pakistan, which received a $ 225 million fine and is now forced to close a branch in New York.
In early September, Habib Bank, which is the largest in Pakistan, was sentenced in New York. According to the Department of Financial Services, the bank did not conduct sufficient customer audits that are required by New York law. The bank was fined $ 225 million for not combating money laundering and financing terrorism, for ignorance in an adequate form of reporting, and they demanded to close the branch in the city. Continue reading

Good reason to open a foreign bank account

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

Bank accounts in the UAE: changes and innovations
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…

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