Barber Financial Advisors - A comprehensive source for offshore financial services

Offices in Vancouver
Telephone 604-657-8689
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Offshore Bank Accounts

We assist clients with opening a variety of personal and corporate bank accounts in the countries listed below. These countries offer the greatest secrecy in banking anywhere in the world and provide maximum asset protection. The countries chosen for establishing banking relations have not signed a harmful Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) which provides for the exchange of confidential information with the Internal Revenue Service or U.S. Dept. of the Treasury on financial account holders.

We work closely with foreign banks that do not comply with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the U.S. Treasury’s latest legislation regarding foreign bank accounts held by U.S. citizens. Please refer to our links “The Truth About FATCA” and “Current T-8 Tax Havens” for more information.

Today, many foreign banks require a referral from a professional before they will consider a new applicant and often a personal visit is necessary. And many foreign banks and other financial institutions will not do business with U.S. citizens. The banks we work with have more flexible requirements and are very solid banking institutions within their individual countries.

By engaging our services, you will avoid these obstacles, and you will be banking and investing in the best money havens available today. Account processing times vary from bank to bank, but once all required documentation is ready to submit, generally an account can be opened and ready in approximately two weeks. Please refer to Offshore Financial Services Ordering Information for more details regarding our service.

The following are minimum deposit requirements for opening an account, but amounts may vary depending upon the type of account ultimately selected. Types of accounts are briefly described here. Additional information available upon request.

  • Belize – Minimum opening deposit requirement of US $1,000. Personal and corporate, checking, savings, cash-secured VISA and Mastercard credit cards, VISA and MasterCard Pre-Paid Cards and merchant accounts, and securities brokerage accounts. U.S. dollar, Canadian dollar, British pounds, Swiss francs and Euro accounts, and other currency accounts available depending upon the individual banks, including availability of multi-currency accounts.
  • Cook Islands - Minimum opening deposit requirement of US $1,100. Multiple currencies availible. Personal and corporate accounts.
  • Nevis – Minimum opening deposit requirement of US $1,500. for a U.S. dollar account. Personal and corporate, checking, savings, and credit cards available in U.S. dollars, Canadian dollars, U.K. sterling and Euros. Secured VISA and Mastercard cards available.
  • St. Vincent - Please inquire for more information.
  • Vanuatu - Please inquire for more information.
  • Hong Kong - Personal and corporate accounts. Multiple currencies. Brokerage accounts. Inquire for more information.
  • Panama – Minimum opening deposit required for a corporate or personal account is US$1,000. (A personal visit to the bank is required to open a personal account.) A wide variety of banking services. Multi-currency banking.

Note: In addition to their local language, the staff members in all of these banks speak fluent English.

Banking requirements and account opening services are subject to change without notice. Currencies fluctuate daily and are subject to current exchange rates for accuracy in computing equivalent values.

Barber Financial Advisors is committed to keeping clients abreast of new offshore banking and FATCA developments and to offering real solutions and assistance in today’s fast-changing financial world.

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