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Brazil: New Insurance Rules – Retrocession and new resolutions for pension plans

Retrocession This new regulation restricts private pension plans, and insurance cooperatives, microinsurers and insurance companies operating only with DPVAT (mandatory auto insurance for personal damages caused by vehicles) to accept risks in retrocession¹. Pursuant to this new rule, retrocession with insurers placed in Brazil or abroad can be placed directly with the insurer or intermediated … Continue Reading

EL BANCO CENTRAL DE CHILE PUBLICA SU NUEVA NORMATIVA SOBRE EMISIÓN Y OPERACIÓN DE TARJETAS DE PAGO CON PROVISIÓN DE FONDOS

Below is an update from Chile on the new provisions concerning fund processing. La Ley N° 20.950, que autoriza la emisión de tarjetas de pago con provisión de fondos (prepago) por entidades no bancarias, encomendó al Banco Central de Chile, el adelante el “BCCh” el establecimiento de normas aplicables a las empresas que emitan y … Continue Reading

ARGENTINA: Financial Information Unit’s New AML Regulations for Financial Institutions

Guest post by Hernán D. Camarero, Partner in Richards, Cardinal, Tützer, Zabala & Zaefferer, an independent law firm Argentina’s Financial Information Unit (FIU) – the authority that enforces the law on prevention of money-laundering activities and terrorism financing Nr. 25,246, as amended (the AML Act)[1] – has issued Resolution Nr. 30-E/2017 for financial institutions (FIs) … Continue Reading

Tax incentives in Puerto Rico: a quick introduction: Handbook

To promote, attract and develop key industries, sectors and activities, Puerto Rico offers a spectrum of economic incentives, among them low fixed income tax rates, partial and/or total tax exemptions, income tax credits and special deductions. The manufacturing, tourism, construction, telecoms, export services, renewable energy, film, banking and financial services industries are among the sectors … Continue Reading

Uruguay Fully Aligns with OECD Standards: Tax Transparency Law Enacted

The following is a guest post from Bergstein Abogados, Montevideo, Uruguay Over the last few years, Uruguay has fully aligned with OECD standards. For example, Uruguay has entered into more than 10 tax information exchange agreements and more than 15 double taxation agreements. Uruguay became a member of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs, signed the Convention … Continue Reading

House passes pro-growth bill, HR 6427, 391 – 2: top points

HR 6427, a potentially important piece of financial services related legislation, has been passed by the US House of Representatives by a vote of 391-2. Entitled “The Creating Financial Prosperity for Businesses and Investors Act,” the bill aggregates six House Financial Services Committee measures that each previously passed the House with bipartisan support. The bill … Continue Reading
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