Trading & Brokerage Accounts

from Maritime International Ltd.

Introductions to offshore brokers and the opening of offshore trading and brokerage accounts for personal or offshore corporate use. Trade stocks using your offshore company and offshore bank account.
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Besides offshore companies and offshore investment services, Maritime International Limited arranges introductions to offshore brokers and the opening of offshore trading accounts for personal or corporate use.

If you wish a trading account, we strongly recommend that you use a nominee Director when setting up your offshore company, rather than being a named Director yourself. Opening offshore corporate trading accounts is difficult; the paperwork can be extensive and difficult to understand and complete unless you have previous experience. You would still sign the account documents and have sole authority over the account, but as nominee Director, we can complete most of the documents for you, for your signature and onward transmission to the trading company. We will assist you in understanding and meeting the trading company’s requirements and we provide detailed information to assist you. If you encounter any problems, we will help you through the process.

We can also assist in opening corporate trading accounts in a variety of jurisdictions. All the corporate trading accounts can be opened in your company name and if the account is in the US, for non-US citizens we can file W8 forms with US brokerages to mitigate tax.

It is now a requirement that ALL trading accounts in the US or Canada for foreign corporations must also have an offshore bank account in the name of the company through which funds can be sent to and from the trading company.

Depending upon what type of trading account you want, we can recommend several different companies. Maritime International Ltd's fee for opening trading accounts is US $375 which includes notarized corporate document copies for nominee Director companies at no extra charge, which are required by the various brokers.


Offshore trading accounts may be classified into two categories:

  • Managed Accounts:  These are accounts managed for you by professional fund managers, in accordance with the direction you provide to them. Major investment banks also have full managed investment facilities.

  • Self-Managed Accounts: These are accounts where you do the trading yourself. Maritime International Ltd. recommends such brokers as Ameritrade, eTrade, Interactive Brokers, etc.

If you are interested in commodity trading accounts, please contact us with your specific requests and we’ll be happy to assist with this also. We can recommend the best firm for your interests.

Whatever your investment interests or strategies, Maritime International Limited can assist with your specific needs.


If you are located outside the US/Canada or major European centres, you may wish to consider our optional banking packages such as our Basic Account Maintenance Services. The reason is that communications with your offshore banks or broker can be expensive in time and money, particularly where phone rates are high and/or lines are unreliable.

With Maritime International Limited's Basic Account Maintenance Services, one call to us and we handle the matter, whether it be tracing transfers, confirming balances, sorting out credit card problems, etc. And all at one low yearly fee of US $200, plus communications costs. Our Basic Account Maintenance Services also includes our Banking Address Services, at no additional charge.

Alternately, you may wish to take advantage of our Banking Address Services. With this service all bank or brokerage statements, credit/debit slips, etc. come to us. We either hold them or send them to wherever you direct. If we hold them and you wish to check statements, etc. you simply phone or fax us and we open them and read or fax details off to you, or we can scan them and send copies by email. The cost is US $75 per year plus communications charges for mail or courier forwarding, or US $90 per year for forwarding via email.

Click here for complete details on our optional Offshore Banking and Offshore Company Management services.

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