10 Reasons Why You Need an Offshore Bank Account Today
You may have wondered: “What can an offshore bank account give me that an account at Bank of America can’t?”
The Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) is a Micronesian nation located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The country uses the United States dollar as local currency and doesn’t have its own monetary authority. RMI depends heavily on US financial aids, which is approximates 20% annual GDP.
RMI banking sector is made up of only 3 commercial banks including one domestic financial institution - The Bank of Marshall Islands (BOMI), two foreign-owned banks: The First Hawaiian Bank (FHB), a subsidiary of BNP Paribas and The Bank of Guam.
Only two foreign-owned banks have access to the international financial market to facilitate their banking services. The BOMI has to lean on its only correspondent banking relationship with FHB to execute cross-border transactions. This longstanding relationship is now threatened to put to an end.
Marshall islands is facing a huge risk of being isolated from the international financial market as the lack of supervisory capacity of local authorities and poor implementation of the anti-money laundering and combatting financing of terrorism framework.
|Country||Bank||Online Banking||Personal Visit||Credit Card||Debit Card||Intial Deposit|
|Belize||Caye International Bank Ltd.||USD 1,000|
|Heritage Bank||USD 3,000|
|British Virgin Island||First Caribbean International Bank||USD 25,000|
|Mauritius||ABC Banking Corporation||USD 5,000|
|Bank One Limited||USD 10,000|
|Mauritius Commercial Bank||USD 50,000|
|Investec Bank||USD 50,000|
|Puerto Rico||Euro Pacific Bank||USD 500|
|Singapore||Citi Bank||USD 300,000|
|OCBC Bank||USD 30,000|
|UAE||RAK Bank||USD 10,000|
A Marshall Islands company can open its bank account in many offshore banks. Different banks might have unique document requirements; however, some of the most commonly asked documents can be found below:
You had better contact BBCIncorp to know the exact documents needed for your case.