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Offshore Digital Data Storage

It’s been a while since I wrote anything about technology and it’s getting a little tedious to write about compliance topics all the time. So I decided to write a little bit about offshore data storage, which is the concept of storing digital data in a foreign jurisdiction for whatever…



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The Best Offshore Banks 2015

  Click here for Best Offshore Banks 2016.   It’s that time of the year again. The time of the year when I crown the best offshore banks of the year. As usual, best in this context shouldn’t be taken to imply financial stability, regulatory stability, ease of account opening,…




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Offshore Freelancing (Part 2)

This will be a continuation of a previous post, called Offshore Freelancing, and will also explore the topic of running an offshore business in general. In this post, I will address some points about jurisdictions and banking options for the offshore freelancer, whether it’s as a consultant, IT developer, project…


Living Offshore

Have you ever thought about packing your bags and moving to a sunny island where it’s peaceful all the time, the drinks are cheap, and the taxes are low? Today we will go through ten offshore jurisdictions and explain the pros and cons of living there. What is being presented…


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Banking Secrecy

Oh this coveted topic. So misunderstood. So misrepresented. Yes, banking secrecy still exists. No, it’s never going to go away. What is banking secrecy? Banking secrecy is by no means a Swiss invention, although the Swiss are no doubt the most famous. The banking system is based on trust;trust that…


Jurisdiction spotlight: Hong Kong and Macau

With the recent changes (as of January 1st 2014), it is high time to discuss Hong Kong. I will also be going over its Portuguese-heritage neighbour – Macau (also Macao). History Grab your time travelling gear. It’s history time. Hong Kong To most, it seems that Hong Kong’s history began…



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