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Old 06-28-2010, 07:36 AM
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Banking Offshore

Today’s economy calls for better management of funds. With glut in the world economy, the returns from any investment are comparatively lesser than earlier. The modern investors are now not just seeking high returns but also the safety of their funds. The downturn of the economy has added to the risk of creditor threats increasingly. Therefore, there is a need for considering the safety and reliability of investment options today than anytime before.

Among the trends that are turning popular is that of offshore banking. An investor residing in a politically unstable environment can hugely benefit from this concept. Offshore banking involves accessing the economy of a foreign land by availing the banking services of that particular area. This can be done by opening up of an account, trust or other banking option. The offshore banking services also involve foreign mutual funds, foreign companies, stocks, bonds, other currencies, precious metals, foreign annuities, and other investment tools.

By investing in a politically stable jurisdiction, the investor can keep their funds safe. The returns from such investment are also high as the taxes applicable on the funds are lesser. These low taxes add up to the returns. There is also secrecy and confidentiality accorded to the funds of the investors. This is happy news for all those investors who wish to keep their invested amount, a secret. Because of these benefits accorded to the funds, the offshore bank is often referred to as an asset protection company.

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