Our Services

Consulting and Licensing for Regulated Entities Since 2005

Welcome to Premier Offshore, your trusted partner in obtaining and maintaining international bank licenses, setting up regulated financial services companies, fintech firms, and other regulated entities. Established in 2005, we bring decades of expertise to the table, helping businesses successfully navigate the complexities of regulatory compliance.

Our comprehensive suite of services extends beyond mere licensing – we also develop robust compliance programs, provide strategic business planning services, and offer insightful consultancy to help you establish and sustain a top-quality regulated business. Our deep knowledge, coupled with our proven track record, makes us a partner you can rely on in the highly-regulated business landscape.

Over the years, we’ve helped clients launch successful ventures in more than 20 countries. Since 2017, our focus has primarily been on Puerto Rico, driven by the high demand and thriving business environment the region offers. Our extensive experience in Puerto Rico’s regulatory landscape, coupled with our global insights, provides us with a unique capability to guide your business towards growth and compliance.

At Premier, our commitment goes beyond assisting with licensing – we’re dedicated to helping you build a prosperous, compliant, and future-proof business. Connect with us today to start your journey towards successful business operation in the regulated industry.

Our Core Services

  • International Bank Licensing

    We provide comprehensive support to secure your international bank license, navigating through complex application processes and regulatory requirements in various jurisdictions. We guide you through every step, ensuring all documentation is correctly prepared and submitted, and necessary criteria are met. This includes writing your business plan and creating the financial model.

  • International Bank Startup

    Our team assists with the establishment of a new international bank, from selecting the core system to hiring your initial employees (especially a Chief Compliance Officer), to guidance on operational setup. This includes insights on strategic locations, key business relationships such as a correspondent bank, regulatory norms, and technology integrations, ensuring a successful launch.

  • Acquisition of a US or International Bank

    Taking ownership of an existing international bank can be a complex process with multiple regulatory hurdles. We specialize in facilitating this process, helping you identify potential acquisition targets, conduct thorough due diligence, and navigate the regulatory requirements associated with acquiring an international bank. Our team guides you through every step, ensuring a seamless transition in bank ownership, and working with you post-acquisition to maintain compliance and optimize operations.

  • US Bank License and Planning

    We specialize in helping businesses obtain their banking license in the United States, including thorough planning, understanding, and complying with federal and state banking regulations. Our team will guide you through the application process, offer advice on building a solid business plan, and support you in meeting the necessary regulatory requirements.

  • Tax & Business Planning

    Our experts help plan your business operations and structure in a way that is tax-efficient and compliant with regulations. We provide comprehensive advice on a range of international tax issues and develop strategies to mitigate tax liabilities, ensuring your business is set up for success.

  • Compliance Programs

    We create robust compliance programs that meet regulatory requirements and industry standards. Our programs help you mitigate risks, maintain the integrity of your operations, ensure customer protection, and meet reporting and documentation requirements.

  • Correspondent Accounts

    We assist your bank in establishing correspondent banking relationships. These accounts enable your bank to carry out international financial transactions and provide cross-border financial services to your customers.

  • Financial Services Companies

    We assist with the setup and licensing of various types of regulated financial companies. This includes broker-dealers, payment service providers, money service businesses, lending businesses, insurance companies, and more, helping you navigate the sector-specific regulations and requirements.

  • Card Issuing Programs

    We guide you through the process of launching card issuing programs. From negotiating with card networks to ensuring regulatory compliance and system setup, we can help make your card issuing program a success.

  • E-Commerce Acquiring

    We assist businesses in setting up e-commerce merchants acquiring business. This includes helping to negotiate agreements with major card networks, ensuring PCI compliance, and implementing best practices for fraud prevention and dispute resolution.

  • Cryptocurrency Exchange

    As specialists in the fintech domain, we guide businesses through the process of setting up and licensing a cryptocurrency exchange. This includes ensuring compliance with relevant financial regulations and anti-money laundering (AML) requirements, as well as technical setup and security. We focus on top tier international jurisdictions such as Bermuda.

  • Swiss Trust Companies

    We help businesses set up Swiss Trust Companies, guiding you through the regulatory landscape of Switzerland, and assisting with the application process. We also help with ongoing regulatory compliance and management of these entities.

  • Mexican SOFOMs

    We assist with the setup and licensing of Mexican Non-Bank Financial Companies (SOFOMs). We guide you through the complex regulatory landscape in Mexico, helping you meet the specific requirements for setting up and operating a SOFOM.