Apart from the obvious geographical advantages, Gibraltar is an international finance centre that is a member of the European Union.
Gibraltar is open for business.
Gibraltar is a self-governing and self-financing parliamentary democracy within the European Union.
A British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar is economically prosperous with a highly-diversified economy including financial services, e-gaming, shipping and tourism.
Given its status within the EU, Gibraltar-licensed banks, investment services firms, UCITS, insurance companies, reinsurance companies and insurance mediation firms benefit from access to the single European market and therefore a potential client base of over 500m people.
Gibraltar has provided cross-border financial services for over 30 years.
The legal system is based on English common law and statutes as varied by local laws.
There is no capital gains tax, gift or wealth tax, or inheritance tax in Gibraltar.
Apart from a land link with Spain, there are daily flights to London. Many other destinations can be reached via Malaga airport which is approximately one hour’s drive from Gibraltar.
No exchange controls
Investors enjoy complete freedom to remit funds into (subject to proof of origin) or out of Gibraltar and to convert funds to other currencies.
The pound is the unit of currency in Gibraltar. There are local notes and coinage on a par with sterling.
Excellent financial and legal institutions
Gibraltar also has one of the highest number per capita of lawyers in the world, and a flourishing investment management sector. There is therefore a keen sense of competition within the finance centre to provide exceptional standards of service at reasonable cost.
Gibraltar has access to all modern forms of communications and technology.
With an average of 300 days of sunshine, Gibraltar has 60 top-class golf courses on its doorstep and a whole variety of other sports such as tennis, sailing, polo, diving, shooting and horse riding, all available locally or within easy reach.