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The British Virgin Islands has long attracted Chinese companies looking to incorporate offshore but the Caribbean haven is facing pressure in Hong Kong from a global push to tackle money laundering... read more
The House of Representatives has backed down from capping foreign ownership in local insurance firms in a new insurance bill that will be passed into law in one month... read more
The US government's tightening of rules to ensure Americans don't skip out on their tax obligations for overseas income is leading foreign banks to stop doing business with American expatriates... read more
The OECD is to recommend sweeping changes to Ireland's tax laws to prevent foreign companies based here from avoiding tax later today... read more
This spike in popularity is down to the huge publicity that the Double Taxation Agreement between Malta and the US has been receiving. ... read more
On September 15, Hong Kong has indicated, to the OECD, Hong Kong's support for the new global standard on automatic exchange of information for the purpose of enhancing tax transparency and combating cross-border tax evasion... read more
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Latest Articles
Fast-track Investment Funds Launched in Bermuda
  With Bermuda well known for its ILS offerings, Dawn Griffiths examines how the introduction of fast track investment funds will benefit the industry and increase interest in Bermuda as a fund domicile. (01/09/2014)
Bermuda: Quo Fata Ferunt
  Alex Potts examines how recent regulatory changes reflect Bermuda's commitment to growing its international financial sector. (01/09/2014)
Segregated Structures – An Offshore Innovation
  While segregated structures have been common place in offshore jurisdictions, Alan Dickson highlights the growing use of Segregated Portfolio Companies in Asia to structure investments into China. (01/04/2014)
In the Chair with Mark Simmonds MP
  Part of Mark Simmonds MP’s remit at the Commonwealth Office is providing support for the Overseas Territories. IFC Media spoke to Mr Simmonds about what this support entails, particularly with relation to IFCs. (01/03/2014)
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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)