List of Banks in Liechtenstein


 

 

 

List of Liechtenstein Banks
Offshore Bank in Liechtenstein

Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG

Stadlte 44
P.O Box 384
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 236 8811
Fax: 423 236 8822

LGT Bank in Liechtenstein AG

Aktiengesellschaft, Herrengasse 12
P.O Box 85
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 235 1122
Fax: 423 235 1522

Verwaltungs-und Privat-Bank AG

Aeulestr.6
P.O Box 885
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 235 6655
Fax: 423 235 6500

Neue Bank AG

Marktgass 20
P.O Box 1533
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 236 0808
Fax: 423 232 9260

Centrum Bank AG

Kirchstrasse 3
P.O Box 1168
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 238 3838
Fax: 423 238 3839

Volksbank AG

Feldkircher Strasse 2
9490 Schaan
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 239 0404
Fax: 423 239 0405

Bank Frick & Co. AG

Landstrasse 8
P.O Box 43
9496 Blazers
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 388 2121
Fax: 423 388 2122

Bank von Ernst (Liechtenstein) AG

Egertastrasse 10
P.O Box 112
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 265 5353
Fax: 423 265 5363

Raiffeisen Bank (Liechtenstein) AG

Austrasse 51
P.O Box 1621
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 237 0707
Fax: 423 237 0777

Kaiser Ritter Partner Privatbank AG

Herrengasse 23
P.O Box 725
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 237 8000
Fax: 423 237 8001

HYPO ALPE-ADRIA-Bank (Liechtenstein) AG

Landstrasse 126A
P.O Box 324
9490 Schaan
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 235 0111
Fax: 423 235 0102

Bank Vontobel (Liechtenstein) AG

Pflugstrasse 20
P.O Box 786
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 236 4111
Fax: 423 236 4112

Hypo Investment Bank (Liechtenstein) AG

Austrasse 59
P.O Box 231
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 265 5656
Fax: 423 265 5699

Bank Alpinum AG

Stadtle 17
P.O Box 1528
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 239 6211
Fax: 423 239 6221

Banque Pasche (Liechtenstein) AG

Austrasse 61
P.O Box 832
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein
Tel.: 423 239 3333
Fax: 423 239 3300

Name - official website - SWIFT Bank Identifier Code

Bank Alpinum SWIFT: N/A
Bank Frick BFRILI22
Bank von Ernst EFGBLI22
Bank Vontobel SWIFT: N/A
Banque Pasche SFBALI22
Centrum Bank CBKVLI2
Hypo Group Alpe Adria HAABLI22
Hypo Investment Bank HYIBLI22
Kaiser Ritter Partner Privatbank SERBLI22
LGT Bank BLFLLI2
Liechtensteinische Landesbank LILALI2
Neue Bank NBANLI22
Raiffeisen Bank RAIBLI22
Verwaltungs- und Privat-Bank VPBVLI2
Volksbank VOAGLI22
Lamda Privatbank
 

Despite (or perhaps because of) its limited natural resources, Liechtenstein is one of the few countries in the world with more registered companies than citizens; it has developed a prosperous, highly industrialized free-enterprise economy and boasts a financial service sector as well as a living standard which compares favorably with those of the urban areas of Liechtenstein's large European neighbours.


Relatively low business taxes—the maximum tax rate is 20%—as well as easy Rules of Incorporation have induced about 73,700 holding (or so-called 'letter box') companies to establish registered offices in Liechtenstein. This provides about 30% of Liechtenstein's state revenue. Liechtenstein also generates revenue from Stiftungen ("foundations"), which are financial entities created to increase the privacy of nonresident foreigners' financial holdings. The foundation is registered in the name of a Liechtensteiner, often a lawyer.

Recently, Liechtenstein has shown strong determination to prosecute international money-launderers and has worked to promote the country's image as a legitimate finance center. In February 2008, the country's LGT Bank was implicated in a tax-fraud scandal in Germany, which strained the ruling family's relationship with the German government. Crown Prince Alois has accused the German government of trafficking in stolen goods. This refers to its $7.3 million purchase of private banking information illegally offered by a former employee of LGT Group. However, the United States Senate's subcommittee on tax haven banks said that the LGT bank, which is owned by the royal family, and on whose board they serve, "is a willing partner, and an aider and abettor to clients trying to evade taxes, dodge creditors or defy court orders."

Liechtenstein participates in a customs union with Switzerland and employs the Swiss franc as national currency. The country imports more than 90% of its energy requirements. Liechtenstein has been a member of the European Economic Area (an organization serving as a bridge between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the European Union) since May 1995. The government is working to harmonize its economic policies with those of an integrated Europe. Since 2002, Liechtenstein's rate of unemployment has doubled. In 2004, it stood at 2.2% in the third quarter. Currently, there is only one hospital in Liechtenstein, the Liechtensteinisches Landesspital in Vaduz. The gross domestic product (GDP) on a purchasing power parity basis is $4.16 billion, or $118,000 per person.

Liechtenstein is a large producer of ceramics and is the world's largest producer of sausage casings, potassium storage units and false teeth. Other industries include electronics, textiles, precision instruments, metal manufacturing, power tools, anchor bolts, calculators, pharmaceuticals, and food products. Its most recognizable international company and largest employer is Hilti, a manufacturer of direct fastening systems and other high-end power tools. Liechtenstein produces wheat, barley, corn, potatoes, dairy products, livestock, and wine. Tourism accounts for a large portion of the country's economy.

 

 

 

Taxation

The government of Liechtenstein taxes both personal and business income and principal (wealth). The basic rate of personal income tax is 1.2%. When combined with the additional income tax imposed by the communes, the combined income tax rate is 17.82%. An additional income tax of 4.3% is levied on all employees under the country's social security program. This rate is higher for the self-employed, up to a maximum of 11%, making the maximum income tax rate about 29% in total. The basic tax rate on wealth is 0.06% per annum, and the combined total rate is 0.89%. The maximum business income tax rate is 18–20%.

Liechtenstein's gift and estate taxes vary depending on the relationship the recipient has to the giver and the amount of the inheritance. The tax ranges between 0.5% and 0.75% for spouses and children and 18% to 27% for non-related recipients. The estate tax is progressive.

The 2008 Liechtenstein tax affair is a series of tax investigations in numerous countries whose governments suspect that some of their citizens may have evaded tax obligations by using banks and trusts in Liechtenstein; the affair broke open with the biggest complex of investigations ever initiated for tax evasion in the Federal Republic of Germany. It was also seen as an attempt to put pressure on Liechtenstein, then one of the remaining uncooperative tax havens – along with Andorra and Monaco – as identified by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in 2007. On 27 May 2009 the OECD removed Liechtenstein from the blacklist of uncooperative countries.

In August 2009, the British Government Department, HM Revenue & Customs, agreed with the Alpine tax haven to start exchanging information. It is believed that up to 5,000 British investors have roughly 3billion stashed in accounts and trusts in the country
 

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