There are prison sentences for disclosing customer bank details to third parties

Opening a bank account in the Marshall Islands

Country banking analysis

Everything you need to know to set up an operating company with a bank account.

1. Exchange of banking information

β€’ There are prison terms for disclosing customer bank details to third parties (and possibly fines).

β€’ Banks are partially subject to strict customer due diligence regulations (old FATF recommendation 5 / new FATF recommendation 10).

β€’ Banks are fully obligated to maintain sufficient records of customer and transaction data for law enforcement (old FATF recommendation 10 / new FATF recommendation 11).

β€’ Banks and / or other covered entities are not required to report large transactions in currency or other monetary instruments to designated authorities.

β€’ The national administration has sufficient powers to obtain and provide bank information on request, but with some problems.

β€’ There are undue notification and recourse rights against the exchange of banking information upon request, but with some problems.

Is it legal to open an offshore bank account in the Marshall Islands?

D

We must emphasize that it is perfectly legal to open a offshore bank account in Marshall Islandsas well as any offshore jurisdiction or low tax. Illegality arises when the beneficiary of these offshore accounts

You have not informed the administrative and tax authorities of your country of origin of the opening of said bank account.

2. Measures to avoid tax evasion

Dividend payment: without unilateral relief for double taxation through a tax credit system.

Interest payments: without unilateral relief for double taxation through a tax credit system.

3. Cash flow

β€’ The jurisdiction does NOT issue or accept the circulation of large notes / cash notes of its own currency (of a value greater than 200 EUR / GBP / USD).

β€’ Unregistered bearer shares are available / outstanding or registered by a private custodian.

β€’ Serial LLC / Shielded Cell Companies are available.

β€’ Trusts with escape clauses are not prohibited.

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  • Shareholders and Agents
  • Office permits
  • Protection of trademarks and copyrights. - Market study.
  • Legal support
  • Proportion of details of temporary unions or associations
  • Fusions and acquisitions.
  • Internal control.
  • Group restructuring.
  • Financial management consulting.
  • Buy a business.
  • Valuation of companies.
  • Credit recovery
  • Job solutions
  • Due diligence search on existing companies and individuals

4. Anti-money laundering legislation

The Republic of the Marshall Islands is not on the FATF List of countries that have been identified with strategic AML deficiencies.

The last Mutual Evaluation Report related to the implementation of the rules against money laundering and terrorist financing in the Republic of the Marshall Islands was carried out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in 2011. According to that Evaluation, it was found the Republic of the Marshall Islands to be 5 compliant and largely compliant with 16 of the 40 + 9 FATF Recommendations. Partially or did not comply with the 6 basic recommendations.

Overall Non-Compliance Score of FATF Standards in Percentage: 55,1%. (100% = all indicators rated as not met / low level of effectiveness; 0% = all indicators rated as completed or highly effective).

5. Automatic exchange of information

The Marshall Islands signed the MCAA and committed to exchange information on or before 2019. The number of significant activated AEOI relationships (based on the MCAA) published by the OECD as of October 2019 is 57.

What type of private banking exists in the Marshall Islands?

International Banking
Local banking

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Each filtering bag international and digital banks They're available.

CRS: YES.

Real bank operations: 90%.

Visa type: US $, €.

Joint accounts.

Remote management account: To consult.

Asset management Depending on the rating of the company.

Rates: It depends on the type of account.

Credit / debit cards in local currency

Why with Foster Swiss?

Foster Swiss is an international company registered in Switzerland aimed at providing financial and compliance advice on a variety of topics related to company formation
and commercial banking internationally. We are specialized in the implementation of businesses in different jurisdictions, which means that we offer value-added services helping our clients in their expansion abroad.

Some of these services include:
Advice and consultancy,
visas, offices, nominated director / shareholder / secretary,
accommodation if necessary… to name a few.
Check with your assigned consultant for more information.