Sunny maybe, shady definitely not - Baker Tilly partner 17/06/2013
Gary Heynes, partner at accountants Baker Tilly, has stepped up to defend UK crown dependencies.
Moore Stephens Jersey acquires an investment management consultancy firm 17/06/2013
Moore Stephens Financial Management Limited (MSFM) has acquired Evolution Consulting Limited, a Jersey-based investment management consultancy firm for an unspecified sum to provide their clients with a wider range of services.
Swiss upper house agrees US deal - report 14/06/2013
Reuters has reported that Switzerland’s upper house has voted to allow banks to sidestep strict secrecy laws to end the threat of criminal charges helping wealthy Americans evade tax.
'Messi' tax affair lands footballer in hot water 14/06/2013
Argentine football star Lionel Messi has denied allegations of wrongdoing after being accused of defrauding the Spanish authorities of over $5 million in tax.
London's Southbank plays host to pressure group's 'tax haven' on eve of G8 meeting 14/06/2013
The Isle of Shady, a pop-up tax haven on London’s South Bank, has been set up by ‘Enough Food IF’ campaigners today (14/06/2013) as they call for tax justice on the eve of the Open for Growth: Tax, Trade and Transparency event (15 June) and G8 summit (17-18 June).
Jersey's finance industry reports strong results 'across the board' for Q1 2013 14/06/2013
Jersey’s finance industry has reported a positive first quarter of 2013 right across its different sectors, with the levels of bank deposits rising and the value of funds being administered increasing to their highest level in four years.
Bermuda and BVI split over signing UK Territories tax deal before G8 13/06/2013
Whilst the premier and minister of finance of the British Virgin Islands, Dr. D. Orlando Smith, has accepted the invitation to attend two meetings in London on 15 June hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron ,Bermuda's premier, Craig Canonnier, is not ready to sign the international transparency convention that Britain's prime minister had planned to achieve ahead of the G8 summit in Northern Ireland next week.
French authorities investigate Swiss bank over tax evasion allegations 13/06/2013
French authorities have expanded an investigation into whether UBS aided French citizens in setting up secret accounts abroad.
Research shows sustained support for offshore cenres from the UK's wealthy 12/06/2013
Despite having been a political punching bag for years Offshore Financial Services remain the firm choice for the UK wealthy population, according to a new report from Ledbury Research, market research agency that exclusively focuses on the global wealthy.
Malta changes expat incentive scheme 12/06/2013
The Maltese Government has changed the terms of the incentive scheme offered to high net worth individuals (HNWIs) seeking to obtain a residence permit.