Have you been carefully dodging the idea of opening personal offshore bank accounts? If so, it’s high time you acknowledged the tectonic-like geopolitical, economic, environmental, social shifts right under your feet and spring into action!
Few tasks could be more urgent in helping you prepare for the future at a time of uncertainties or crisis than international asset diversification and protection.
The world will never be the same. No wonder we have witnessed the huge increase in demand for personal offshore accounts lately! Though we have shared many relevant expert insights on our portal, we keep receiving requests for advice on choosing the jurisdiction, the bank, the services…
The purpose of this article is to answer your questions about the advantages of offshore accounts and other categories of proactive persons. Let us recap how banking abroad can mitigate risks, where the best destination for your assets may be, how to negotiate with banks.
What are the benefits of a personal offshore bank account?
Over a decade ago, the global crisis prompted many wealthy individuals to resort to international asset protection and diversification of wealth – particularly in the safety of offshore jurisdictions. Among a variety of different approaches and solutions, these legal strategies have proven very advantageous in terms of data security, fund safety, and owners’ confidence in the future.
The main purpose of asset protection is to shield funds from all kinds of risks and threats.
Here are the 5 main benefits that an individual can derive from opening an offshore bank account.
#1 Risk avoidance
The next 3-5 years may convince us all that the current concerns were just lightning before the thunder. The pandemic, lockdowns, sanctions and trade wars, political mayhem, inflation, unemployment, personal bankruptcies, the economic recession in some fields, the financial crisis in others may build up.
The aftershocks may trigger tighter fiscal and currency control, and even such adverse policies as implosions and interventions in the banking sector.
Does this sound unlikely? Previous recessions teach us that reality may and certainly can turn the unlikely into very likely!
Taxation of bank deposits (wealth taxes, or legalized theft to put it another way), capital controls, and nationalization of retirement savings are just a few of the threats to domestic bank accounts and personal savings.
If your country gets in the grip of the most devasting crisis, local and even regional banks can easily freeze money, suspend transactions, or forcibly convert foreign currency balances into local currency as we have seen many times in history. Where is the silver lining behind this gloom? It is in the assurance that carefully arranged personal offshore bank accounts (or even just one account) are able to protect your private savings against devastating risks.
of personal bank accounts abroad for
persons depositing €5000+. Expert services
based on 7+ years of experience in banking.
of personal bank accounts abroad for persons depositing €5000+. Expert services based on 7+ years of experience in banking.
#2 Currency diversification
Savings in strong and stable foreign currencies are vital for the protection of your assets’ value, their purchasing power, and the diversification of currency risks. Think about it. You don’t have to be confined to one currency, waiting for your savings to be depreciated by inflation. An offshore multi-currency bank account allows you to hold dozens of foreign currencies at once.
#3 Accessibility and flexibility
Many international banks offering offshore accounts put forward the flexibility of their product as an advantage. They understand that in the post-lockdown world their customers will also need global access to personal funds. Accessibility is facilitated through globally accepted debit and credit cards, as well as 24/7 access to online banking, apps and of course traditional channels.
#4 Maximum personal freedom
Banks tend to have a shocking amount of power over how individuals can spend their honestly earned money. Were you ever tempted to come back with a “smart” reply when the banker asked what is the purpose of a withdrawal you are making? It is your own moey after all!
What if you decide to set up and develop a new lucrative business in some offshore destination, or make another sound investment in the future? Having an offshore bank account allows you to live your life freely without fear of restrictions from the government or banks in your home country.
#5 Privacy and security
Depending on the selected jurisdiction, you may enjoy a notably higher degree of data confidentiality about assets and transactions, as well as the protection of personal data.
What can happen to assets if you do not open a personal offshore account in time?
To get a better handle on this question, just think about what happens if all your money is lost in a frivolous lawsuit, or if some litigation puts all your personal assets at risk. Play it safe. Blind trust that good trumps over evil is risky. By disregarding the simple rules of distancing of one’s assets from possible encroachments at home, the individual risks losing everything in a wink. Wise people say that tomorrow is today’s backup plan. Just do it!
Evildoers do not advertise their foul play, nor do they boast about their greedy intentions. They may disguise themselves as lawyers while acting on behalf and in the interest of a former business partner, competitors, or a greedy spouse – but really their interest is in themselves of course. You need to be alert to risks and get ready to flee the rip-off, injustice, poverty, and unrest at home.
What can you do? Open a personal offshore account (or accounts) as soon as possible! How? You can do this remotely. That means – over the internet, with no need to travel.
Is it difficult for individuals to open personal offshore accounts?
Having chosen an offshore bank together with a seasoned professional, having compiled a set of application documents in compliance with the requirements, you can transfer the initial deposit to the bank and activate your offshore account.
Is that all? So easy?
Frankly speaking, it depends on the selected jurisdiction and its regulations, the policy of the bank, and some other nuances. To get it all done for you as a package turn-key service, you can start with a consultation with our experts. In any case, we recommend starting with a free consultation – to understand all the possible challenges and get ready to resolve them.
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Where will you open a personal offshore bank account?
Each client is an individual story. One’s profile, financial goals, and strategies require a detailed analysis and planning.
If you wish to park money abroad, place some securities, or conduct transactions in cryptocurrency, our experts can recommend opening a personal account with an international bank in Nevis. We also recommend a reputable bank in Saint Lucia if your goal is just to deposit funds in a safe offshore home. You can choose a short- or long-term deposit program, take advantage of online banking, SWIFT transfer system, credit cards, access to 15 foreign currencies, and technical support in several languages.
For investment and brokerage services, our experts can recommend a bank in the USA. A personal account in Belize will be a reasonable choice for those who are intended to obtain in the future a mortgage for the purchase of a home abroad.
There are many options for opening personal offshore accounts. However, you need to make a well-informed choice.
Our InternationalWealth account introduction service will help you open a personal offshore account within a few days or weeks without having to leave home, remotely. This service will save you time and money. You will avoid mistakes in choosing the jurisdiction, the bank, the options. Your application will be professionally checked and fine tuned.
Now you know how you can seamlessly obtain a secure and convenient offshore bank account. Better safe than sorry.