Open an Anonymous Bank Account
Till year 2002, anonymous banking was considered to be something illegal. People never used to take in positive terms. However, things have changed since year 2002. The reason is that from that year, many tax treaties and bank regulations started getting modified in order to ensure that people involved in money laundering and various other illegal monetary activities like tax evasion by using anonymous banking can be caught. These modified regulations helped a lot in making the banking system more transparent and clean.
Now-a-days, an anonymous bank account is not an extinct fact however the degree of privacy in doing so has considerably come down. What does this term anonymous banking means? Well, in simple words, it means that an individual is able to use all regular banking features like an ATM card, Visa Card even, money transfers, deposits and withdrawals without revealing his or her true identity. It can be done in many ways. One way of doing so is that a person actually uses an organisation’s name instead of his actual name for the transactions done on this anonymous account.
Normally, people do so when they do not want a particular country’s authorities to know about the person who is involved in these monetary transactions. It is important to note here that due to new treaties between many countries, there are now regulations which require banks to be more transparent in sharing the identities of the account users. If there is anything illegal done with that money then banks have have full authority to reveal the account user’s identity and details to authorities. This is beyond the control of a user. If there is a question on law and order then such strict steps can be taken in current scenario.
Still, there are few people who are not involved in anything illegal and still want an anonymous bank account offshore, for them there are few steps to be followed. If you search online, there are many online companies that will assist you with the procedures involved. In order to open an account one can either register or incorporate an offshore company, which has a registered foreign nominee director who will also be the sole share holder ready to sign the documents while opening the account.
Till some time ago, there were few anonymous bank accounts, for e.g. the legendary Swiss numbered account. Another one is Spabuch, which is no more in use now. It was available Austria. The formalities to open this account were minimal with no ID or name required to open this account. The user’s deposits and withdrawals used to be recorded in a booklet attached to the account. If you had this booklet then you too were considered a legal owner. The legal restrictions on such accounts have been implied after a lot of discussions and opposition. If still, someone wants to get in to this kind of activity, he or she needs to check online and see if such accounts still exist.
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