Following is an edited version of our Press Release announcing the new 2010 edition of our ever popular Practical Offshore Banking Guide which is now available….
While the days of James Bond-style numbered Swiss bank accounts may be over, the world of discreet private banking and offshore wealth management is growing apace as financial uncertainty continues to make people seek safe havens.
Despite highly-publicized government crackdowns on tax evasion around the world during the past year, spearheaded by the G20-OECD “anti tax haven” blacklisting and the US attack on UPS after defection of Bradley Birkenfeld, more billions are headed for offshore banks and tax havens than ever before – with good reason, and it’s all completely legal. That is the conclusion of the new Practical Offshore Banking Guide 2010, advising high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs on offshore banking and asset protection, that is released today. In it you will find information on nine of the best offshore banks.
In the 2010 update of his annual Q Wealth Practical Offshore Banking Guide, offshore banking expert Peter Macfarlane points out that tax evasion is far from the only factor encouraging smart individuals to go offshore. “There are more good reasons than ever to go offshore. Taxes are certainly a factor, but many people these days are motivated by deeper feelings – they just don’t trust the system any more,” said Macfarlane today. “Basically, they are demanding full control of their own money. The human right to privacy is definitely part of the equation. Why should an individual´s finances be an open book?”
“Bank failures and bailouts are on everybody’s minds, and rational individuals are looking to open accounts at conservative and respectable banks, in countries that respect the rule of law and private property, that do not have this toxic exposure. Clients seek to protect their assets not just against the perceived injustice of many lawsuits, but more fundamentally against a decline in the value of the dollar and other major currencies like the euro and pound. Expecting the imminent devaluation or collapse of the dollar, they are diversifying into better-backed currencies, and of course into precious metals like gold and silver – something made easy by offshore multi-currency bank accounts,” comments Macfarlane, adding: “We’ve all heard about the risks of keeping eggs in the same basket.”
The Practical Offshore Guide 2010 includes special sections for US and European Union citizens, explains information exchange in detail, and proffers practical advice on choosing, opening and operating an offshore bank account.
The Practical Offshore Banking Guide 2010 is published FREE for readers of The Q Wealth Report, a privately-published newsletter covering to offshore banking, asset protection and wealth management. The Q Wealth Report was established in England in 1996 and has a global readership. Englishman Peter Macfarlane, 38, is joint editor, besides running his own professional practice in Panama City, Panama and being a regular speaker at offshore events. Further bio on Peter Macfarlane is here. The free Secrets of the Super Rich course edited and others is available here.