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Germany and Switzerland are the latest European nations to institutionalise and expand Islamic finance within their banking and insurance system... read more
The Adam Smith Institute has recommended a reboot of the UK's tax system to counter the potentially negative impact of Brexit and one of its suggestions could be giving the Irish Government sleepless nights... read more
The Irish Government is planning to cut the rate of Capital Gains Tax for new start-ups to 10 per cent with a €10m cap on gains from next year, bringing Ireland in line with the tax environment for start-ups in the UK... read more
Bermuda’s non-reliance on British government aid places it in a sturdier position post-Brexit than some Overseas Territories, Michael Dunkley has said... read more
The number of high net worth individuals in the Caribbean is reported to be increasing, based partly on the availability of programmes that incentivize real estate investment, offering residency permits and citizenship in the Caribbean... read more
The Spanish Government has outlined plans to increase company tax as it battles to keeps its budget deficit in check... read more
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Disclosure Initiatives for Tax Purposes in Offshore Regimes – The New Double Standard
Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine examines disclosure initiatives for tax purposes in IFCs and calls for proportionality, balance and fairness in approaching these new tax transparency initiatives.
The Case for Offshore
In the wake of the media frenzy over the illegal leak of private information in Panama, Richard Hay dispels the myths pepetrated by detractors and the media regarding the offshore financial industry.
The Panama Papers: Determining the Future of Financial Services
Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Professor Gilbert NMO Morris consider the fallout from the Panama Papers and examine the role they will play in determining the future of financial services.
Panama Leaks: Exposing Private Information Serves an Ideological Agenda
Daniel Mitchell and Brian Garst examine how in the midst of the controversy over the Panama Leaks the question of the legality of the use of such leaks is often overlooked.
Panama Leaks: Through the Offshore Looking Glass
Anthony Travers considers the impact of the Panama leaks on offshore financial centres and attacks the hypocrisy of onshore centres in their rush to attack offshore centres.
Q&A With Francoise Hendy, Lead Negotiator, Barbados Tax and Investment Treaty Negotiating Team
IFC Caribbean speaks to Francoise Hendy about how Caribbean IFCs have adapted to, and survived multiple initiatives designed to create a level playing field for financial services.
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Latest Articles
Bermuda Stakes Success On Its Top-tier Reputation
  Ross Webber considers how Bermuda's pragmatic approach towards calls for greater transparency has put the island in good stead for the future. (01/07/2016)
Bermuda’s Competitive Insurance Advantage
  Chris Garrod examines how recent developments within Bermuda's (Re)insurance sector have given the jurisdiction a competitive advantage over their rivals. (01/07/2016)
Bermuda: A Centre of Excellence
  Greg Wojciechowski examines how Bermuda has emerged as the centre for excellence for ILS structures. (01/07/2016)
Tickled Pink: Rediscovering Trusts in Bermuda
  While known globally for it's stellar Insurance offerings, Randall Krebs examines Bermuda's other successful sector, Trusts. (01/07/2016)
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The Bahamas for Family Offices: A Practitioner’s Overview
  Linda Beidler-D’Aguilar examines the attractiveness of The Bahamas for the establishment of Family Offices. (01/06/2016)
Q&A with… Equity Bank and Trust Bahamas Limited
  IFC Caribbean speak to Equity Bank and Trust about the company’s success and the importance of small boutique financial institutions competing with the global giants. (01/06/2016)
The Bahamas: A Balanced Approach to International Initiatives
  Tanya McCartney, BFSB, examines how The Bahamas have reacted to international initiatives on tax transparency with a balanced approach. (01/04/2016)
The Bahamas Chooses the Path of Innovation, Compliance
  Aliya Allen examines how the Bahamas balanced approach to international initatives on tax transparency are beginning to pay off. (02/06/2015)
Latest Articles
The Panama Papers: Determining the Future of Financial Services
  Mark Brantley, Deputy Premier of Nevis and Professor Gilbert NMO Morris consider the fallout from the Panama Papers and examine the role they will play in determining the future of financial services. (01/05/2016)
Panama Leaks: Exposing Private Information Serves an Ideological Agenda
  Daniel Mitchell and Brian Garst examine how in the midst of the controversy over the Panama Leaks the question of the legality of the use of such leaks is often overlooked. (01/05/2016)
Panama: Corporate Regulations Amendments Reinforce KYC Guidelines
  Ivette Martinez and Jorge Ventre examine how recent regulatory changes have reinforced Panama's strict KYC guidelines. (12/05/2015)
Latin America in a Time of Enlightenment
  Derek Sambrook considers the financial state of affairs in Latin America and examines whether the region is entering a time of enlightenment. (01/04/2015)
Latest Articles
CISE: Global regulatory standards with pragmatism
  The key to a successfully regulated exchange is combining global standards with a proportionate approach based on business risk, says Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of the Channel Islands Securities Exchange. (01/03/2016)
Cross-Bailiwick Insolvency: Pooling of Assets and Liabilities of Insolvent Companies
  Nigel Sands and Mathew Newman provide an insightful case study into Cross-Bailiwick Insolvency issues. (01/03/2016)
The Private Trust Foundation - an Alternative to Private Trust Companies
  Natasha Kapp showcases how Guernsey's Private Trust Foundation can act as an alternative to a Private Trust Company. (01/02/2016)
Q&A with Jim Gilligan, Carey Commercial Limited and Carey Trustees Limited
  IFC Media speaks to Jim Gilligan, Carey Group, about the business in the Channel Islands and the impact of regulatory changes locally and globally on the financial services sector there. (01/02/2016)