Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda’s banking sector is the second largest in the Eastern Caribbean region, accounting for one fifth of the region’s deposits, assets, and loans. Antigua and Barbuda has traditionally also had an active offshore financial services sector.
- Political Stability
Antigua & Barbuda is a small, stable country both politically and socially, with a strong democratic system of government based on the Westminster (UK) system.
- Strong Investor Protection
Antigua & Barbuda has a Common Law system based on the UK model. The legal code guarantees investor protection, facilitating an attractive investment environment. In the Latin American/Caribbean Region, Antigua & Barbuda is ranked highly for enforcing contracts and protecting investors.
- Safety and Security
Antigua & Barbuda is one of the most secure and safe countries in the Caribbean and compares very well worldwide for low crime rates and the rule of law. The country has little or no exposure to large-scale security concerns, such as terrorism, cybercrime, and money laundering.
- Regulated International Financial Services
The international financial services sector in Antigua & Barbuda is regulated and supervised by the Financial Services Regulatory Commission (FSRC).
The International Business Corporations Act provides criminal penalties for any disclosure of the business affairs of customers in regard to banking, insurance and trust matters.