The Bank of the Marshall Islands is supervised under RMI law, and its depositors do not benefit from US Federal Depository Insurance Corporation (FDIC) cover. Nevertheless it has the biggest share of deposits in the RMI, and its supervision presents the RMI authorities with an awkward responsibility.

The Banking Act of 1987 provides the legal framework for the conduct of banking and established the Office of the Banking Commissioner. The act envisages the establishment of prudential banking standards through regulations and policy directives; the codification of rules for accounting and reporting; promotion of understandings in relation to credit risk appraisal; licensing of banks; analysis of the financial condition of banking institutions; and formal procedures for inspection of banks and enforcement actions.

Marshall Islands Offshore Banking Licence Key Features

  1. Marshall Islands offshore banks must appoint a resident agent
  2. A Marshall Island offshore bank may be required to maintain accounts, records, minutes and other documents
  3. May offer trust services and act as a fiduciary
  4. Unimpaired issued capital stock of $250,000 originally paid-up in cash
  5. May only do banking business
  6. May not do offshore banking business with local residents of Marshall Islands
  7. Subject to annual licence fees
  8. Subject to other fees and obligations as may be prescribed Branch
  9. A bank office which does its own banking business and keeps its own records Domestic Bank
  10. Minimum unimpaired issued capital stock of $1,000,000 originally paid up in cash

Marshall Islands Offshore Banking Licence Legal Requirement

Marshall Islands Banking Licence

Description

General

  • Corporate  vehicle permitted

Marshall Islands IBC

  • Local physical office required

Yes

Share capital or equivalent

  • Minimum paid up capital

US$250,000

Directors

  • Minimum number

2

  • Corporate directorship allowed

Yes

  • Local director required

Yes

Shareholders

  • Minimum number

2

  • Corporate shareholders allowed

Yes

  • Local  shareholders required

No

Service Providers Required

  • Company Secretary

No

Marshall Islands Banking Licence Tax Treatment

The Marshall Islands statutorily exempts all non-resident income from taxes.

Marshall Islands Banking Licence Duration to Set Up

3 months

Marshall Islands Banking Licence Distinctive Benefits

  • No requirement for residency of Directors or Shareholders, and there is no obligation for an annual meeting to be held in the Marshall Islands
  • High level of confidentiality and in terms of potential risk of information disclosure to foreign Governments, the Marshall Islands is probably one of the most secure and confidential offshore jurisdictions.

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  1. We will advise you on the optimal legal structure for your requirements, size, expectations and circumstances.
  2. Valsen will assist to complete every form for each process in the best way we know how (Based on our many years’ experience with various regulators and service providers across the world)
  3. We are very hands on in the post filing period checking with re regulator and service providers and updating you regularly.
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  5. We have a full in-house compliance support for all compliance requirements with the regulator and service providers