April 17, 2021

Lord Ashcroft’s Belize bank hit by wave of withdrawals

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By Simon Bowers From The Guardian UK Value of deposits falls by 75% in six months as Belize Bank International gets caught up in US tax-evasion crackdown An offshore bank owned by Tory donor Lord Ashcroft has closed a large number of customer accounts and faced a wave of withdrawal requests after becoming increasingly caught […]

Belize offshore secrecy ill at ease with UK politics and US authorities

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By Simon Bowers From The Guardian UK How US tax inspectors fear firms and individuals are using Lord Ashcroft’s bank to hide assets and evade tax It was a stern message David Cameron took with him on his visit to the Caribbean last September: “If we’re to beat corruption, we need transparency.” And some in […]