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Seychelles

Seychelles - Offshore company - Overview Seychelles is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, between the east coast of Africa and India. Most of you know Seychelles jurisdiction because of its natural beauty and the fantastic tourist destination it is. Seychelles is an independent Republic and one of the most progressive offshore centers in the world with competitive legislation, which makes incorporation relatively simple, whilst ensuring investor confidence and privacy. Seychelles has double tax treaties with Indonesia, Barbados, China, Oman, Qatar, UAE, Vietnam, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malaysia, Botswana, Thailand, Mauritius and Cyprus making all jurisdictions of choice traders. The governing legislation for the formation of the versatile and most widely sought type of offshore company is Seychelles International Business Companies Act 1994. More recent legislation ... Read More »

British Virgin Islands

BVI - Offshore company - Overview The economy of British Virgin Islands is one of the most prosperous and rapidly developing among other Caribbean economies. Offshore company legislation offering the possibility to incorporate in the country was adopted by the Government in 1985.The first International Business Companies Act was adopted in 1982 which enables for the establishment of tax exempted offshore companies having minimal compliance requirements and complete confidentiality of details. The British Virgin Islands have one of the most successful legislative systems supporting offshore activities. In 2005 a new BVI Business Companies Act came into force, which represents a further development in the already outstanding BVI offshore corporate legislation. The new Act removes any former distinction between a local company and an offshore company, promoting only ... Read More »

Malta

Malta - Overview - Offshore company The Republic of Malta is an archipelago of seven islands, member of the EU. It is situated in the central Mediterranean Sea, near Italy, Libya and Tunisia. Malta's proximity to various markets and easy accessibility makes Malta very attractive to international business opportunities. Malta jurisdiction is a sovereign independent state enjoying traditional political, economic and social stability and it is a member of the United Nations, of the Council of Europe and of the Commonwealth. Malta maintains friendly relations with all countries through its policy of neutrality and non-alignment. Malta is a Civil Law jurisdiction, however, all modern legislation including company, tax and maritime laws are modeled on their UK counterparts. Malta has enacted a fiscal and legislative framework with ... Read More »

Trust and trustee services

Trust and trustee services - Offshore company A fiduciary structure can help preserve your wealth and offer you greater flexibility over the management and distribution of your assets. A trust is established when a person, known as the Settlor, transfers assets to a Trustee. The Trustee is required to administer the trust assets and is responsible for managing and distributing the assets to the beneficiaries in accordance with the terms of trust. Trusts allow for someone else to manage the property, which can be useful when the property management requires significant time or skill; for example, in the case of management of real estate properties, a commercial business, an investment portfolio, etc. Trustees manage the assets per orders detailed in the trust deed and follow the trust regulation ... Read More »

Merchant Account - eCommerce

Merchant Account - eCommerce

If you run an e-commerce or mail order/telephone order business, you need to process credit cards. You need a merchant account, a secure payment gateway, and a payment processor you can trust. With a Merchant account you can process credit cards and checks directly from your web site, PC or Terminal. An Internet merchant account is a financial relationship between you and a credit card processor, so funds can be deposited into your bank account. It differs from a regular merchant account in that an internet merchant account is approved to run web initiated transactions over theInternet, while ... Read More »