About New Zealand, the island of Maori legends

New Zealand is no longer a well-kept secret but a thriving island nation whose economy is set to boom during the upcoming global recession.

In a nutshell, here is an overview of a few reasons why New Zealand should be on your investment radar:

  1. The population is relatively small, and there has been incredible interest in migration, meaning there is a huge inflow of skilled capital from wealthy migrants. New Zealand’s immigration policy is still relatively affordable compared to Australia, and there are many options.
  2. New Zealand exports high-quality food, hi-tech products and top education, so its economy is growing while its dollar is undervalued. 
  3. New Zealand grants you a passport after five years, which gives you the right to reside in Australia permanently. 
  4. Property prices are booming, and huge demand and low supply mean they will keep increasing.
  5. There is no capital gains tax and no currency controls, so real estate development projects are a safe way to preserve capital 
  6. The country is safe from Crime and isolated from the coronavirus. Clean air, water and sea make New Zealand very much like Switzerland 
  7. The banking system is stable and safe.
  8. New Zealand allows you to pay zero tax on your worldwide income for the first four years of your immigration, after which there is another tax loophole that allows you never to pay tax again. Still, you will have to ask our experts about this because it is a closely held secret for the inner circles of tax advisers. 
  9. New Zealand has zero taxes for non-resident trusts, which allow non-resdents to hold assets via new Zealand trusts while paying zero tax. Another less secret loophole. 
  10. New Zealand has no capital gains on precious metals 
New Zealand freedom rating

Mundo's New Zealand freedom rating is essentially a freedom index whereby our team of specialists rates a combination of freedoms, including freedom from violence and personal attacks, financial freedom from high taxes and other government levies, and business freedom from government interference.

New Zealand wealth management

Ten years ago, when someone thought of places to protect and enhance their heritage, New Zealand was a practically unknown option, but the situation has changed rapidly. Today the great Maori archipelago is one of the favorite destinations of the most experienced investors and high net worth individuals with the highest and most sophisticated profiles in the world.

If we think about it, it makes much sense. After the financial crisis of 2008, we saw the jurisdictions that seemed to be the safest collapse. But at the same time, during that crisis, the distance that New Zealand is from the rest of the world's countries was advantageous because it allowed it to calculate its movements better to avoid any crisis.

Since then, New Zealand has become one of the best jurisdictions to invest in. That isolation for geographical reasons helped protect the New Zealand economy, which since then has not stopped growing and rising in the rankings of economic freedom and ease of doing business.

Our partners in New Zealand have years of experience designing investment products and strategies that help you multiply your wealth at a pace that best meets your needs. Unlike the standard wealth management services you can find in other jurisdictions, our New Zealand experts' help translates only into profitable businesses for you.

Having a sound wealth management scheme is essential for those who want to see the fruit of their hard work reach new levels.

How and why to open a bank account in New Zealand

New Zealand is a place that displays mysticism and an imperturbable and imposing nature. But we love this gorgeous island because New Zealand became one of the best options for people who want to keep their money in a safe and free place some time ago when the country entered the top 3 of the countries with more economic freedom according to the Index of Economic Freedom.

New Zealand is an authentic remote paradise with just 4.5 million inhabitants and far away from neighbours with unstable or authoritarian governments, and also away from calamities such as the Coronavirus pandemic. 

New Zealand's charms can also be seen in its economy. It is the third most economically free country in the world and one of the top ten countries in the world to live in. 

In comparison with the rest of the world, New Zealand has a rich and developed economy based on the following indicators:

  • The GDP per capita was estimated at $41,945.
  • Its inflation was set at 1.6 per cent.
  • Unemployment stood at 4.7%.
  • The New Zealand dollar is among the top 25 nominal sovereign currencies according to Standard and Poor's.

But not only is the New Zealand present bright, but its future is also bright. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (the central monetary authority in this country) has projections showing a GDP growth rate of between 2 and 3% per year for the coming years.

The New Zealand economy operates on free-market principles, in which the state provides a context, including a commercial law framework, for operations to take place. However, the State reserves some sectors, such as education and health, where it is an essential financier and provider.

The New Zealand government has been able to harmonize the dynamics of a free market with fairly inclusive public policies, which makes this country one of the first on the list for people who want to have their money in a reliable and prosperous place. Not surprisingly, more and more people around the world are looking for ways to put their assets into New Zealand banks. 

Investment funds in New Zealand, an opportunity you can't pass up

New Zealand is one of our favorite jurisdictions. This territory, composed of two large main islands, has an unparalleled cultural diversity and captivating cultural richness and enjoys a stable government and one of the world's freest economies.

If you have a family office or if you are looking for a destination for a pool of investors who want to invest their money in a jurisdiction that is not under the magnifying glass of the OECD and the procedures, requirements, and fees are not a problem, the Managed Funds of New Zealand are one of your best options.

The Managed Funds of New Zealand offer you:

  • Flexibility to invest in different types of assets
  • No restrictions on which industries you can invest in
  • Opportunity to gain a foothold in a market that is not as exploited as in other jurisdictions
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • A fairly straightforward regulatory framework that responds to the current needs of investors
  • A simple registration process
  • New Zealand is at the top of the World Bank's Doing Business ranking, so the capitalization opportunity for new funds is greater than in other jurisdictions

New Zealand's Tax System

Over the past 30 years, New Zealand has become one of the most favorable countries when it comes to asset protection and tax relief for entrepreneurs and foreign investors. The New Zealand government has made efforts to simplify the tax scheme, procedures, and payment forms so that more and more international investors put their money on Maori soil.

Perhaps the best part of the New Zealand tax system is that the country, besides being an international financial center and being one of the best options that someone may have to optimize taxes, is also a member of the OECD, so those who want to access the tax advantages of this place do not have to worry about the persecution that many offshore jurisdictions are suffering right now.

The tax advantages in New Zealand are the following:

  • It is considered the Switzerland of the South Pacific, combining high levels of confidentiality with prices more than affordable for anyone.
  • Stable banking industry, with a specialized structure in trusts.
  • Offshore commercial structures for foreigners with tax incentives.
  • Additional protection for trusts. They are unbreakable, and no one but the owner can claim them.
  • No income, inheritance, local or regional taxes, payroll taxes, social security, or general healthcare taxes.
  • LTC companies are the perfect vehicle for the commercial exchange of capital.
  • It is possible to acquire property and immigration rights in such a way that we can have New Zealand as our second home and invest in assets within the country by working with local banks in the case of needing some type of credit.

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