The Isle of Man has a strong and diverse banking sector that offers a highly developed infrastructure to support individuals and corporations in their global activities. We actively help both small private banks and large retail groups set up and flourish in the Island through our tailored support and established banking opportunities.
Building on its reputation and expertise, the Island's banking sector offers all the services that private, corporate and institutional clients may need.
The Isle of Man has a reputation as a centre of excellence for expatriate banking and provides a secure location for investments. With 15 banking groups and deposits of £35 billion, the Island specialises in providing banking services to expatriates and international corporates including commercial lending to UK companies and on UK property.
The Isle of Man offers a broad range of practical advantages for banking businesses that operate internationally. We actively help both small private banks and large retail groups set up and flourish in the Island through our tailored support and established banking opportunities.
Through decades of experience, we have built an enviable reputation, with a lower cost base than many jurisdictions and favourable tax treatment. You can be assured of integrity with our independent supervisory body, the Financial Services Authority, which regulates banking to recognised international standards for banking supervision and AML/CFT. The Island also offers an affordable depositor compensation scheme for retail depositors.
The Isle of Man has been awarded multiple recognitions for its continued excellence. The Island has been named ‘International Finance Centre of the Year’ at the International Product and Service Awards as well as ‘Best International Finance Centre’ at the International Investment Awards. The Isle of Man is honoured to be recognised by such esteemed organisations and continually works to maintain the titles.
In 2016 the Isle of Man introduced the Alternative Banking Regime (ABR) framework, legislative changes following consultation and industry collaboration, to provide new banking opportunities for businesses on the Isle of Man. The ABR is designed to attract banking operations to the Island, in particular Private Banks, Foreign Bank branches, and Representative Offices. Read more
The Isle of Man has a Depositors' Compensation Scheme (DCS) which may offer protection if the covered bank in the Isle of Man goes into liquidation. An individual depositor may be covered up to £50,000 (£20,000 for other types of depositor). The DCS is established under the Financial Services Act of 2008 with the current version put into effect in 2010.