Cook Islands International And Offshore Banks

Private Banking Cook Islands
"Capital Security Bank is a full service private bank working with international clients seeking offshore banking services"

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Banking Act 2011 (Amended 2012)

About Cook Islands

The four leading producers of income in the Cook Islands are tourism, fishing, agriculture and financial services.

The banking and incorporation laws of the Cook Islands make it an important centre for setting up companies that are involved in global trade.

The Cook Islands' offshore finance business was created by a series of legislative enactments in the 1980s which established a regime for international companies, partnerships and trusts, offshore banking, insurance companies and registered trustee companies.

Banks With International licenses:

ANZ Banking Group Cook Islands
Offshore banking services include, investment call accounts, offshore international services, foreign currency interest bearing term deposits, international transactions and treasury Services.

Provides personal banking, corporate banking, trade finance, global remittances and investments.

Capital Security Bank Ltd
Provides international, personal and business banking services.

List of Cook Islands Offshore company service providers
List of Cook Islands Offshore trust service providers

Background Facts
The Cook Islands is located in Polynesia, in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, between French Polynesia to the east and Tonga to the west. It is an archipelago with 15 islands spread out over 2.2 million sq. km of ocean.

Population: 10,777 (2012 est.)
Capital: Avarua
Dialing code: 682
Currency: New Zealand dollar, Cook Islands dollar
Exchange control:
Exchange control is exercised only in respect of certain transactions in NZD.
Self-governing under Constitution, in free association with New Zealand
Official language: English (official), Maori
Legal System:
Common law similar to New Zealand common law

Bank Legislation:
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Banking Act 2011
Banking Amendment 2012