Understanding What a STC is and What it is not

Posted On November 29, 2010
Older Swiss Trust Companies (STCs) continue to n be in demand. With this demand has come more information on the internet which can be confusing and seemingly at times contradictory. It is after all the internet and anyone can post anything. The realities, however, of how an STC comes into existence and then becomes available […]... Read more

Merchant Account Credit Card Processing for Swiss Trust Company

Posted On August 19, 2010
A Swiss Trust Company has the capability to earn tremendous profits by acting as an agent for the processing of Visa, MasterCard and American Express receipts for its clients and subsidiaries. Banks typically charge between 2.5% and 5% “commissions” on processing and even greater rates for what are considered high risk industries. The actual percentage […]... Read more

Money Transfer Services

Posted On August 18, 2010
Money Transfer Services is an industry which is comprised primarily of third party check processors, debit card issuers and foreign exchange companies. It is by far the largest financial market in the world, and includes trading between large banks, central banks, currency speculators, multinational corporations, governments, and other financial markets and institutions. Money transfer generally […]... Read more

Asset Protection

Posted On August 18, 2010
Example: When ownership of a Swiss Trust Company (STC) is not disclosed to general public (bearer certificates), it is virtually impossible for creditors of an individual shareholder to obtain any company information. “Fishing Expeditions” are not allowed in Switzerland. A person seeking a judgment against a shareholder of a STC must have proof that the […]... Read more

Swiss Trust Company Synopsis

Posted On July 11, 2010
A Swiss Trust Company (STC) is a very valuable and unique business tool, which can be flexible yet meet specific objectives. Historically, the STC has been most valuable to international entrepreneurs who need to: • Move investment capital faster to take advantage of growth opportunities resulting in increased profit. • Exercise more control over capital […]... Read more

Pension Funds

Posted On June 21, 2010
Q: Can a Swiss Trust Company (STC) manage a pension fund? A: Yes – a STC can manage a pension fund. • Stipulations: STC must be regulated with a SRO (Self-Regulation Organization) permit.... Read more

Review of recent client Case Studies

Posted On June 2, 2010
After a comprehensive review of recent client Case Studies, I grouped the common reasons for a Swiss Trust Company acquisition into the following main categories. This will provide you a snapshot as to whether a Swiss Trust Company would be appropriate for your business needs. • Bearer Shares and Anonymity of Investors 1 . Asset […]... Read more

Five Frequent Questions Pertaining to Owning a Swiss Trust Company (STC)

Posted On April 8, 2010
Five Frequent Questions Pertaining to Owning a Swiss Trust Company (STC): 1. Are Swiss Trust Companies regulated by any government authority? Answer: STCs are sanctioned by Federal Tax Authority (Bern, Switzerland) and the Registrar in the Canton of incorporation. A Private Swiss Trust Company is a self-regulated privileged entity (not directly regulated by FINMA which […]... Read more

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