Berkeley Bank & Trust Ltd. is a privately-held international bank specializing in providing ultra-high individuals, institutions, and corporations with bespoke financial services, including private banking, asset custody, multi-currency individual/corporate accounts, and other products and services made to fit customers specific demands and needs.
Why Saint Lucia?
Located in the Caribbean, Saint Lucia is a leading international banking destination that benefits from flexible legislation, political stability, and low levels of taxation. All factors make it an attractive location for investors, international business companies (IBCs), trust companies, and mutual funds.
A fast-growing international financial center, Saint Lucia offers a host of global financial services and investment opportunities that provide unprecedented diversification and risk mitigation prospects. International Business Companies (IBCs) benefit from high client confidentiality, anonymity, no audit or reporting requirements, low annual government fees, and elect to be exempt from paying taxes and dues.
With a reputation for integrity, Saint Lucia has a robust regulatory framework in place that includes anti-money laundering (AML) policies which meet the standards set out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) supervises offshore banks by applying international standards and practices, aiming to promote Saint Lucia as a trustworthy financial jurisdiction were clients feel confident they are safe and protected.
The modern legal and financial framework in Saint Lucia, combined with the ease of doing business on the island and high standard of personalized banking services available, makes the jurisdiction an attractive, secure, and reliable destination for offshore banking.
More than a century of collective experience in advising wealthy individuals and entities has given Berkeley the rare ability to anticipate clients’ financial needs. Berkeley Bank & Trust offers through its Private Banking and Wealth Management division advisory, brokerage and custody services for ultra-high net worth individuals, families, and institutions.
Our bankers focus on the profound understanding of the client’s needs concerning wealth accumulation, wealth preservation, and wealth transfer to the next generations. We then create and deploy holistic advisory plans to cater to our clients’ unique situations, always seeking to derive the most efficient financial solutions to maximize our client’s wealth and comfort while systematically reducing risk and exposure. We also have access to partnerships with top leading subject matter experts in accounting, taxation, and international law to unlock hidden value and create optimal structures.
Private Banking Wealth Management Services
- Investment advisory services
- Succession and estate planning
- Tax structure consultation
- Legal consultation
- Accounting consultation
Berkeley Bank & Trust (BBT) offers its clientele the following products and services in our commercial banking division:
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- Individual and Corporate multi-currency bank accounts in US Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR) and Sterling Pound (GBP)
- International wire transfers and payments
- Multi-currency debit cards
- Credit Deposits (CDs)
- FX Conversion
- Trade Finance and Escrow Services
Our account opening process is very convenient to our prospective clients; the bank has full online onboarding giving prospects the comfort of opening an account from the comfort of their homes. Clients can opt to use our state of the art e-Banking platform to provide us with the necessary information and documentation or, at their preference, open an account manually with the assistance of our account executives. We pride ourselves in having a robust onboarding and compliance team, which expedites most account openings to have you up and running within 48 hours.