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  1. g1mme

    g1mme New Member

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    Hi All

    Im super new all of this and as keen as I am to make it my career im researching the hell out of everything.

    I'm in a bit of a quandary regarding offshore bank accounts, because of my location, google only shows a local bank that has an offshore department. I know this bank and would rather cut my left leg off (I'm a righty)

    Can you super pleasant bunch of people make a few suggestions to me regarding a decent bank that I can set myself up with.

    Kind regards
    Nik
  2. Wally

    Wally New Member

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    You haven't given nearly enough info for anyone to be able to comment on the subject. Maybe find a web forum about banks. This forum is mostly about boats.
  3. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    Much depends on what type yacht and what the situation is. Much of it is direct deposit and you live on ATM machines. If chartering, you have tips so a good bit of cash. You can always use a bank that is most convenient and had international locations and then transfer funds to your favorite local bank. Don't try to answer this question until you have a specific situation to deal with.
  4. captholli

    captholli Senior Member

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    You'll find useful information on this topic from Saffers in your position on Dockwalk.com . Go to the general discussion area under "Dock Talk"
  5. g1mme

    g1mme New Member

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    Cool. Thanks.
    I'll go have a look at dockwalk as well. Sorry for the shortage of information, still getting all my ducks in a row.
    Have an awesome day!
  6. Capt Ralph

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  7. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    I'm lucky enough to be resident in both Guernsey and Antigua, 2 offshore banking bases. As one billionaire said to me " you lucky f***ker", but banking law on a global footing has changed greatly. Even my dear old mother in Antigua cannot get a Sterling account in Guernsey due to strict rules, but just fine in Jersey, a few miles away??

    http://www.worldoffshorebanks.com/jersey_international_private_offshore_banks.php
  8. g1mme

    g1mme New Member

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    Thanks Everyone for all the information. I have been directed to Standard Bank offshore as a good option. But im going to need letters of employment and what not so I think ill cross that bridge once i get a job. Same as that b1/b2.
  9. pamibach

    pamibach New Member

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    welcome g1mme,I agree with you, you can't do too much research
  10. Anabel G.

    Anabel G. New Member

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    So can anyone suggest me for a normal offshore banking? I use to have a French bank account but I want to close it as I will no longer leave in France .... and I have no home adresse and I am always on the road....(sea)
  11. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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    I too had a French account, most troublesome. Now based in Guernsey and Antigua. Works for me as I live there too.
  12. Anabel G.

    Anabel G. New Member

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    thats sound good and what's the name of the bank? Can I apply on line?

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