Who Needs Offshore Accounts?

Offshore BankingA quick read through any financial blog or wealth management magazine will almost certainly mention at least the idea of offshore banking. The benefits of placing some or all of your assets offshore are numerous, but many investors are still wary of leaving their traditional domestic bank accounts. If you are still unsure of how an account offshore can benefit you, find out whether you fit within one of these demographics that finds these accounts so advantageous.

Frequent Travelers

One of the most obvious candidates for an offshore account is an individual who travels frequently. If you spend time in a foreign location on a regular basis, having quick, easy, and convenient access to the local currency can be a big way to save time and effort. Rather than paying for a currency conversion every time you need cash from an ATM or paying big fees through the bank to wire money back and forth, you can have local currency right at your fingertips.

Retirees Living Overseas

If frequent travelers benefit from international accounts, then retirees who live full-time in exotic locations overseas should really take note of the advantages. Living abroad brings with it new costs, which might include utility bills, credit card fees and insurance. Paying for all of these local services and features with a North American bank account can be a hassle, and you might lose a lot of money converting cash back and forth. An international account eliminates that problem altogether, and you can withdraw money for rent, a mortgage or just everyday expenditures with ease.

Anyone Interested in Estate Planning and Asset Protection

Even if you never plan to leave the country, you can benefit from an offshore account. These accounts are ideal for anyone ready to take the next step in estate planning. You might choose to set up a trust that protects assets for your loved ones, and the security of an offshore account can provide you with peace of mind regarding the financial well-being of your spouse or children in the future.

Those Eager to Increase Profits

Many international investors and account holders are motivated by profit. Offshore accounts generally allow you to legally reduce your tax burden, thanks to laws in countries like Belize, which means that you can earn greater profits and keep more of what you make. This can be a big reason to consider switching from a domestic to an international bank account.

It is clear to see that international accounts are not just for the very wealthy or for multinational corporations. Click here to find out more about how an offshore account can benefit you and your financial future.



About this author

Caye International Bank Limited (CIBL) was granted an Unrestricted "A" Class International Banking License on September 29th, 2003 by the Central Bank of Belize and is regulated by the Central Bank of Belize which set the standards for liquidity and capital adequacy.