Purchasing Real Estate in Belize? Ask These 7 Questions First!

Questions to Ask When Purchasing Real Estate in BelizeAre you thinking of purchasing a vacation home in Belize? Perhaps you plan on retiring and moving to this beautiful country at some point. Maybe the plan is to purchase vacant land and eventually build a residence or business there.

Whatever you have in mind, it helps to know a bit about the market and what steps are involved with making a real estate purchase. Here are seven of the most common questions people have about buying residential or commercial property in Belize. Read the rest of this entry »

Do You Think Offshore Banking is Only for the Wealthy? Think Again!

Offshore Banking in BelizeWith the mention of offshore banking, some have visions of mansions, traveling by private jet, and being driven around town in a limousine. That’s because some people assume that having offshore financial accounts requires having lots of money or because they’ve watched too many James Bond movies.

In reality, you don’t have to be rich in order to establish an offshore account. 

People in many different lines of work have offshore accounts right this minute and they’re not all wealthy. Some of them have annual incomes that place them somewhere along the spectrum of middle-class living. Read the rest of this entry »

This Is The True Isla Bonita

Ambergris Caye Belize Barrier ReefAs the largest Belize island, Ambergris Caye is 25 miles long and filled with a plethora of lagoons, sandy beaches, and reefs to explore. Its major settlement is San Pedro Town, which has the highest concentration of accommodations and activities in the country.

Vacationers and retirees alike flock to the island because of its natural beauty and to experience a sophisticated lifestyle at an affordable cost. You, too, can enjoy the excitement and relaxation that Ambergris Caye offers. Read the rest of this entry »

Seven Trends in Offshore Banking

Top Trends in Offshore BankingFor many individuals and businesses, offshore banking is the ideal way to diversify assets and protect wealth. Whether you’re safeguarding assets for future generations, saving for retirement, or starting an international business, offshore banking can be the right choice.

Offshore banking varies from one jurisdiction to the next, and not all services are right for everyone. Staying ahead of trends in offshore banking can help you decide what is right for you.

Here are seven of the biggest trends in offshore banking today.

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Belize is Booming and Why You Should Care

Offshore Banking in BelizeIf you’re at all interested in international finance, offshore banking, or international real estate, then you’ve probably already come across one fact time and again: Belize is booming. While that’s great news for a lot of people, you might be wondering why you should care about it at all. 

The truth is that Belize is booming because there are so many great opportunities within the country for individuals, families, retirees, and businesses. These opportunities, combined with a safe, warm, and welcoming climate, have transformed Belize into one of the top vacation, retirement, and investment destinations. Read the rest of this entry »

The Tax Benefits of Banking and Investing in Belize

Tax Benefits BelizeBelize has long been popular as a destination. Known for its beautiful beaches, lush tropical landscape, and friendly people, it’s no small wonder people flock here each year for a little rest and relaxation.

What many people might not know about are the tax benefits and asset structures available in Belize that are available to those who choose to retire, invest, or bank here. These tax advantages extend to companies as well.

Every jurisdiction has its own taxation rules for foreign investors and bank account holders, but Belize offers some of the biggest savings. Here are a few of the most significant ways you can benefit.

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Governor-General Sir Colville Young and Chairman Joel Nagel Announce Establishment of BAPA

Chairman Joel Nagel and Sir Colville YoungWhile Belize is known for many things such as its beautiful beaches and strategically located financial institutions, it tends to be less known for classical music performances—until now. Belize Governor-General  Sir Colville Young recently joined Caye International Bank Chairman Joel Nagel to announce the launch of a collaborative effort to bring first-class music education and performances to Belize through the establishment of the Belize Academy of the Performing Arts (BAPA).

The goal of BAPA is to expose Belizeans to musical excellence and engender not only an appreciation for classical music but also an interest in learning and developing local musical talent. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Offshore Banking?

Offshore Banking in BelizeOffshore banking continues to gain in popularity. In decades past, it was viewed as something reserved for skilled financial experts, big corporations, or the uber-wealthy.

Today, the opportunity to bank offshore or internationally is more accessible than ever. While it has many advantages, there are also some drawbacks worth considering. Take a closer look at the pros and cons of offshore banking. Read the rest of this entry »

Understand the Differences Between Retail and Offshore Private Banks

Offshore Private Banking in BelizeMany people don’t put too much thought into the diverse types of banks that exist. They simply want to know their money is safe and that they can access it when needed.

While the word bank can be a generalized term, it is important to recognize how different banks can be. This is especially true if you’re looking for an international or offshore bank which provides sophisticated banking and investment services for individuals as opposed to an onshore retail bank that focuses on the general consumer. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Open an Offshore Banking Account

How do I open an offshore bank accountSome people mistakenly believe that opening an offshore bank account is incredibly challenging. In reality, it is remarkably similar to opening up like any other traditional bank account.

Banking offshore provides account holders with several important benefits. That’s why it’s worth learning what you need to know in order to open your account in the correct way. Read the rest of this entry »