Georgetown Trust Blog

ATM – Temporarily Out of Order

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Sep 9, 2015 9:23:00 AM

What would you do if you walked up to an ATM and saw a notice that said “ATM Out of Order - Indefinitely” or worse yet, you’re staring at a blank screen? You would probably turn around and head right on over to the front door to walk inside and speak to a teller. Uh oh, one big problem; the door is locked. Looking closer you realize the bank isn’t even open.

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Which Factors Make Banking in Belize Easier Than In Other Countries?

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Aug 12, 2015 2:10:46 PM

If you are ready to explore the world of international banking, you should be aware of the fact that no two banking destinations are the same. There are countless banking and financial hotspots around the globe, and each is preferred for a variety of different reasons.

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How to Get a Debit or Credit Card in Belize

Posted by Georgetown Trust on May 13, 2015 3:43:00 PM

Whether you plan to spend a few months out of the year in Belize thanks to a beachfront vacation home or you are getting ready to retire there full time, one of the logistical priorities on your to-do list should be establishing a local bank account.

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Learn the Differences Between Public and Private Mutual Funds

Posted by Georgetown Trust on May 7, 2015 3:32:13 PM

Mutual funds are a popular form of investment almost everywhere in the world. However, there is no question that Belize is a top destination both for investment firms and those who want to gain the greatest profits on their personal mutual funds.

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The Offshore Banking Act of 1996: Why You Should Care

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Apr 23, 2015 10:34:00 AM

In an effort to make banking more secure in Belize and to increase the retention of banks in the country, the Offshore Banking Act of 1996 was passed.

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5 Reasons to Invest in Belize

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Apr 14, 2015 4:37:00 PM

One of the most basic rules in the world of investing is to spread your risk and diversify your assets. Also known as not putting all of your eggs into one basket, this is a key if you want to minimize your risk and reduce your overall financial vulnerability.

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Discover Why Belize is the Most Sought After Tax-Neutral Jurisdiction

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Feb 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Investors and account holders from around the world gravitate toward offshore financial institutions for a number of reasons.

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Why You Should Consider Real Estate as an Offshore Investment

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Jan 8, 2015 11:00:00 AM

As a savvy offshore investor, you already know the value of diversifying your investments. Chances are that the portfolio currently contains a wide range of stocks, bonds and possibly even one or two insurance policies that are helpful with wrapping some of those assets.

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Why a Combination of Short-term and Long-term Offshore Investments Makes Sense

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Jan 6, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Your approach to offshore planning and investing will have a significant impact on the measure of success that is achieved with your portfolio. There’s a good chance that you already grasp the concept that choosing to balance your portfolio with different types of holdings is a good idea.

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4 Questions to Ask before Making an Offshore Investment

Posted by Georgetown Trust on Dec 30, 2014 2:50:00 PM

International investing has the potential to help investors create a great deal of wealth and achieve a level of financial security that would be difficult to manage using other methods. The degree of success that you attain with offshore investing depends a great deal on how well you qualify each opportunity that comes your way.

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