Banking & Finance

Deciding to take the plunge and buy a property is major change, but when you do… here is the real estate survival guide for buyers.

Buyer’s checklist: 1. What can I afford? Calculate your monthly income and debt.Speak to your mortgage broker today for the best rates and don’t be shy to shop aroundFigure out your down payment. 2. Determine what you want and need in a home. Choose a location (central, south, west, rural, suburban)Select a type (single family, townhouse, condo)Pick a comfortable and affordable price...

5 Reasons why Real Estate is the better investment

From a stable rate of return, appealing tax advantages and a step in building your wealth, Real Estate offers an appealing advantage. Here are 5 reasons why you should choose real estate: Not Volatile: Property has historically proven to be the sound choice. Your risk of loss is minimized by the length of time you hold on to your real estate. Real estate gives you more control of your investment...

Facts to know when Investing in Barbados

International Business Investing in Barbados Non-national investors will need to submit an application for permission to invest in Barbados to the Exchange Control Authority (ECA). The functions of the ECA have been delegated to the Central Bank of Barbados and are carried out by the Foreign Exchange and Export Credits Department of the Bank. The applications are usually submitted by the...

Barbados approves blockchain fintech company Bitt for regulation

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — It was announced this month that on July 5th, Bitt Digital Inc. became the first company to complete and exit the Regulatory Sandbox guided by the Central Bank of Barbados and the Financial Services Commission. The Sandbox provided Bitt with the opportunity to test its blockchain-based financial technology (fintech) products, services, and business models in a controlled...

Local foreign currency accounts in Barbados

Local foreign currency accounts in Barbados

Barbadians will be able to open local foreign currency accounts soon. This was announced by Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughn. Starting 2 August 2019, this facility would be available to all residents, but it could not be bolstered by purchasing currency from the local foreign exchange pool. Instead, Straughn explained, they were putting the regulatory framework in place to...

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