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A European Commission plan to separate lenders’ consumer and investment-banking arms must be halted, said KPMG LLP, auditor to some of Europe’s largest banks... read more
The Canada Revenue Agency has confirmed that it will not help the US Internal Revenue Service collect penalties imposed against dual citizens (or any Canadian citizens) for failing to meet financial information filing requirements under US tax laws... read more
Switzerland's exclusive private banks took a beating last year, in part due to a US crackdown on tax cheats, with more than one third of them posting losses, a study published on Wednesday showed... read more
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner risks further alienation from international lenders after bypassing judgment of New York court... read more
Banks and asset managers are ready to support an extension of the one-minute window used to set currency market benchmarks, documents showed on Wednesday, but most are concerned by the risks involved and divided on how much of an extension... read more
The Cayman Islands is expressing “consternation” that they have been included on a new list of high risk jurisdictions for financial crime... read more
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Isle of Man: Stability and Security in Challenging Times
  Tom Maher examines how the Isle of Man has thrived through the financial crisis due to the stability and security the jurisdiction provides. (01/08/2014)
Implications of Information Sharing in the Isle of Man
  Philip Knop discusses Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Isle of Man and UK for the automatic exchange of tax information in 2016, and the impact this may have on the jurisdiction. (01/01/2014)
What Does the Future Hold for IFCs?
  Simon Harding examines the future of IFCs, including what tactics they can adopt and what products and services they can introduce to survive in a febrile political atmosphere. (01/06/2013)
QROPS: A Jurisdictional Comparison
  A year on since the 2012 UK budget put many providers out of the market, Rex Crowley examines the many variations of QROPS still available and provides a jurisdictional comparision. (01/05/2013)
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Jersey: Future Proofing
  Following five challenging years for Jersey, Kevin O'Connell examines how the island is future proofing its financial service offerings. (01/07/2014)
The Rule in Hastings-Bass Under Jersey Law
  Mason Birbeck examines the rule in Hastings-Bass, as applied under Jersey law, which has its origins in the English courts and has been a hot topic among those working in the Jersey fiduciary sphere. (01/12/2013)
A Question of Trust: Jersey and Guernsey Trust Law Evolves
  Paul Matthams examines recent changes to trust legislation in both Guernsey and Jersey, showcasing their continually evolving and sophisticated regimes. (01/06/2013)
Jersey: A Matter of Fact
  Geoff Cook discusses the shift of attention by larger nations around the world towards International Finance Centres as they seek to boost their tax revenue, and the public misunderstanding that has resulted from it. (01/06/2013)
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Guernsey: Limited Liability Partnerships
  With Limited Liability Partnerships now available in Guernsey, David Crosland and Jonathan Cheney examine the new law and consider the potential uses for the new structure. (01/06/2014)
Maintaining the Competitive Edge in the Guernsey Financial Centre
  With the pace of regulatory change as unrelenting as ever, Joe Truelove examines how Guernsey can maintain its competitive edge in financial services. (01/06/2014)
Redefining International Retirement in a Postmodern Era
  Rex Cowley discusses the modern age of pensions, which is undergoing fundamental changes to deal with issues such as an ageing population, low annuity rates and the demise of the defined benefits pension. (01/09/2013)
Guernsey’s Insurance Advantage
  Martin Le Pelley discusses Guernsey’s reputation as a leading insurance domicile, a position earned through years of hard work, which relies on the jurisdiction’s wealth of experience and knowledge. (01/07/2013)
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The Seychelles Vision
  Rupert Simeon examines the great strides the Seychelles is making to comply with international transparency standards. (01/05/2014)
A New Strategy Secures Seychelles’ Future
  Malcolm Moller highlights how the recent changes to the Seychelles international business companies act have set the framework for future success for the jurisdiction. (01/04/2014)
Seychelles: Ready for the ‘Africa Century’
  The financial sector of Seychelles is in an enviable position to benefit from the predicted growth in Africa, as explained by Bobby Brantley. (01/01/2013)
Seychelles Foundations: Preserving Global Wealth
  Simon Mitchell, examines the Seychelles foundations regime and just why they are attracting so much interest for global wealth preservation. (01/10/2012)