From A to Z: Belize international business company (IBC)
This article will cast light upon Belize IBCs - which is the most prevalent type of offshore corporation and its key features that you should know.
Ras Al Khaimah is one of seven emirates constituting the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The UAE has a stable and well-regulated banking sector. The country has built and maintained its status as the financial hub in the Middle East and the world’s leading financial centre.
The Central Bank of UAE takes main responsibilities for overseeing, developing and maintaining the soundness of the financial system. Specifically, the Banking Supervision Department will control over licensing of financial institutions, issue and make changes to legislation for effective management, enforce compliance by regulated entities.
The banking sector in the UAE is believed to be overcrowded by domestic and large international banks in comparison with population size. At March 2019, there are 22 national banks and 27 foreign commercial banks, totaling up to 60 licensed banking institutions with more than 800 branches of which domestically owned banks dominates the industry with over 85% and 90% in terms of gross sector assets and network coverage, respectively.
UAE banks follow the modern banking model with the utilization of technology advancement i.e. AI, Blockchain, banking automation… Moreover, there is no foreign exchange control, so funds can be easily moved in and outside the country. Accounts opened within UAE banks will be provided with a unique IBAN for international fund transfer.
|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|
The below list shows general documents required by most banks. Additional documents might be needed depending on your case, so you might consider contacting us to get more details.
Final Rules of BVI Economic Substance Released
For those who are BVI legal entities, it should be noted that amendments have been made on The Economic Substance (Companies and Limited Partnerships) Act, 2018 (ESA) which was enacted in the British Virgin Islands on 31 December 2018 and came into effect on 1 January 2019.