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Banks have scaled back the scope of services they offer because of increasing regulatory pressure, clashing with a global push for financial institutions to do more to help unbanked markets, senior compliance officers have warned... read more
As a member of the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, Macau has expressed its support for the global new standard on the automatic exchange of information... read more
The Irish economy is growing strongly after its three-year, €67bn bailout. But its cherished corporate tax regime, which has attracted billions of dollars of foreign direct investment over four decades, is now under intense international scrutiny... read more
The pressing need for insurance protection in Southeast Asia can create business opportunities for insurers, said Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang... read more
Luxembourg has issued its first 200 million euro ($254 million) five-year Islamic bond, distributed across 29 accounts with an order book that was more than two times oversubscribed, the finance ministry said... read more
Bahamian insurers yesterday expressed concern that Value-Added Tax (VAT) would be levied on top of the existing three per cent premium tax, fearing this will increasingly drive consumers to “opt out” of renewing their policies... read more
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Are All Animals Equal? Ethical Aspects of Investor Citizenship Programs
With Investor Citizenship programs becoming ever more appealing for financial centres in need of increasing revenue streams, Dr Jelena Dzankic examines whether or not there is a level playing field for interested parties.
The Future of Offshore – The Industry in 2020
Following the release of OIL's Offshore 2020, Jonathon Clifton considers the future of the Offshore Financial Industry.
Q&A with Simon Harris, Irish Minister of State with responsibility for Internati
The IFC Review speaks to Minister Harris about Ireland’s success as an international finance centre and looks at the challenges facing the small but robust European IFC going forward.
The Global Citizen – The Wealth Management Opportunity
With global investors looking to take advantage of the growing number of citizenship schemes available, Dominik Zunkovic considers the options available for HNWIs looking to take advantage of economic citizenship programmes.
Q&A with Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Admi
With the first seven deliverables of the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project now delivered to Finance Ministers of the G20, IFC Review speaks to Pascal Saint Amans about the future of the project.
Looking Through the Porthole to Maltese Citizenship
Following the passage through parliament of Malta's Citizenship by Investment programme, George Mangion considers the benefits of acquiring Maltese citizenship
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Latest Articles
The Global Citizen – The Wealth Management Opportunity
  With global investors looking to take advantage of the growing number of citizenship schemes available, Dominik Zunkovic considers the options available for HNWIs looking to take advantage of economic citizenship programmes. (01/10/2014)
Looking Through the Porthole to Maltese Citizenship
  Following the passage through parliament of Malta's Citizenship by Investment programme, George Mangion considers the benefits of acquiring Maltese citizenship (01/10/2014)
Malta - Using Innovation to its Advantage
  David Borg examines how Malta has transformed itself from a tourism dependent economy to the vibrant financial centre it is today. (01/07/2014)
Q&A with Maltese Minister for Finance Prof Edward Scicluna
  Financial services now stand as one of the main pillars of the Maltese economy. IFC Media speaks with Minister for Finance Professor Edward Scicluna regarding the rapid development of Malta as an IFC. (01/04/2014)
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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)