Secrets of Swiss Banking: An Owner's Manual to Quietly Building a Fortune

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Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy the Benefits ofSwiss Banking

Take action to secure your financial freedom and future now! Offshore financial specialist Hoyt Barber shows how to protect your hard-earned assets by safely and legally moving your money into trusted Swiss financial institutions.

Along with timely banking advice and solid investment insights, Barber provides authoritative information on a variety of Swiss banking-related ...

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Overview

Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy the Benefits ofSwiss Banking

Take action to secure your financial freedom and future now! Offshore financial specialist Hoyt Barber shows how to protect your hard-earned assets by safely and legally moving your money into trusted Swiss financial institutions.

Along with timely banking advice and solid investment insights, Barber provides authoritative information on a variety of Swiss banking-related issues—from the basics of opening an account to the nuances of numerous Swiss banking and investment strategies. He includes guidance on foreign currency accounts, trust account deposits, securities trading, investment funds, futures and commodities trading, precious metal investments, margin accounts, custody service, a personal Swiss safe deposit box, and a myriad of Swiss investment alternatives that provide iron-clad asset protection—in addition to a few valuable but little-known Swiss banking strategies.

His solid hands-on advice and investment ideas show how to quietly build your personal fortune and plan financially for retirement—out of the reach of the government, creditors, nasty bosses, vindictivespouses, or worse—through the Swiss banking system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470136713
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/4/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Hoyt Barber is a renowned specialist in tax havens and offshore banking and has served as a financial consultant to clients worldwide. He has authored ten books, including Tax Havens Today, also published byWiley. Barber is President of Barber Financial Advisors in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, a provider of offshore financial services, and the popular Offshore Evaluation Service. Visit the author's Web site at www.hoytbarber.com to learn more.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Chapter 1. The Challenges And Threats.

The Economic Front.

The Political Landscape.

The Un-Patriotic Act.

The New America.

Personal Sovereignty and the Urgency to Act.

Chapter 2. Switzerland—Alpine Financial Oasis.

Roots of Political and Monetary Stability.

The Swiss People Reject the European Union.

Armadillo-Tough Asset Protection.

Twin Democratic Republics.

Bankers to the World.

Bank Secrecy in a World of Transparency.

Cloak and Dagger.

The Swiss Franc.

Chapter 3. Where to Begin.

Opening a Swiss Bank Account.

Types of Swiss Banks.

How to Select a Swiss Bank.

Types of Swiss Bank Accounts.

Other Swiss Banking Facilities.

Opening Your Swiss Bank Account.

Online Banking.

Written Instructions to Your Bank

The Perfectly Legal Secret Account.

Tax Evasion or Tax Fraud?

Worried About an Audit?

Chapter 4. Investing Through Your Swiss Bank.

Stocks and Bonds.

Swiss Bank Bonds.

Forward Contracts or Futures, and Margin Accounts.

Precious Metals.

Foreign Currencies.

Commodities.

Warrants and Options.

Mutual Funds / ETF's.

Real Estate Unit Trusts.

Real Estate.

Chapter 5. Banking Policies and Regulations.

The Swiss Regulators.

Financial Actions Task Force (FATF).

Money Laundering.

Qualified Intermediaries (QI's).

U.S. Taxpayer Requirements.

Structuring.

Tax Treaties.

Your Own Private Monetary Policy.

Chapter 6. The Ultimate Investment Plan.

The Secrecy Factor.

Investment Safety.

World's Best Asset Protection.

Swiss Legal Proceedings.

The Swiss Franc.

U. S. Tax and Reporting Requirements.

Tax-Deferred Earnings.

The 1035 Tax-Free Exchange

Swiss Taxes.

Compound Earnings and Interest.

The Swiss Portfolio Bond.

The Swiss Annuity.

Swiss Life Insurance.

Blacked-Out, Forbidden and Little-Known Investment Opportunities.

Chapter 7. Alpine Retreat For Business And Pleasure.

Business Practices.

Travel.

Tax-Advantaged Residency.

Immigration.

Swiss Real Estate.

Swiss Real Estate Investment Companies.

The Swiss Company.

Doing Business in Switzerland.

Back Door to Switzerland

Chapter 8. The Best Alternatives To Switzerland.

The T-7 Tax Havens.

Liechtenstein.

Andorra.

Austria.

Panama.

Belize.

Saint Kitts and Nevise.

Tax Information Exchange Agreement.

Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty.

Appendix A. Swiss Banks.

Appendix B. Other Swiss Service Companies.

Swiss Insurance Companies.

Swiss Investment Counselors/Insurance Brokers.

Swiss Brokerage Firms.

Swiss Investment Services.

Swiss Physical Storage Facilities (Non-Bank Related).

Swiss and Other Organizations.

Appendix C. Resources.

Tax Information.

Expatriating/Overseas Retirement/Offshore Investing.

World Bank Resources.

Important Swiss Contacts.

Barber Financial Advisors.

Offshore Evaluation Service.

Appendix D. Suggested Reading.

Books on Banking and Investing.

Books on Economics, Investments and Others of Interest.

About the Author.

Index.

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

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    Canny guide to hiding money

    This guide to the world of Swiss banking offers generally concise, useful information about legally sheltering assets from the American government and the U.S. economic decline. At times, author Hoyt Barber seems almost prescient, such as when he speaks about U.S. banks' exposure to risky derivatives - and the consequences. He has a distinct political bias, and offers few, if any, kind words about the Democratic Party. However, this is not a theoretical analysis of finance or a political polemic, so such comments are just asides. Overall, getAbstract welcomes his focus on the nitty-gritty practicalities of opening and maintaining a Swiss bank account. These include the legal requirements for reporting to the U.S. government, which are surprisingly simple; the range of services one might expect from a Swiss banker; and the alternatives to Swiss banking, just in case the Swiss system should become less secret for foreign depositors.

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