The bank sent a letter to Itaú Private Bank customers confirming that accounts in tax havens in the Bahamas and Cayman Islands were not affected by the Pandora Papers disclosure.
247 – Itaú Private Bank customers, those with investments of more than R$5 million in the institution, received a letter from the bank on Sunday afternoon (3) confirming that their accounts in the tax havens of the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas would not be affected by the Pandora Papers verses. The Pandora Papers is a collection of reports from the International Federation of Journalists with information on millions of documents leaked from the offices of officials abroad. Disclosures to date are limited to accounts operating in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) located in the Caribbean.
Read the full note of Private Bank Itaú to its clients:
“On Sunday, the IFJ released the first in a series of reports from the project titled Pandora’s Papers.
The reports are intended to reveal the identity of the shareholders in the external structures.
Over the past week, credit service providers in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have sent notifications to their customers that there is evidence that their systems may have been compromised.
At the moment, there is no evidence that files in Cayman and the Bahamas have been the target of illegal hacks related to this set of reports.
Confident in our commitment to transparency and care for our customers and partners, we will monitor the disclosure of reports and potential impacts and keep everyone informed.”
The Pandora Papers scandal broke out on Sunday. More than two-thirds of the offshore companies whose accounts the report violated were set up in the British Virgin Islands (IVB), a jurisdiction that has long been known to be a major player in the offshore system. Secret documents reveal foreign negotiations between the King of Jordan and the presidents of Ukraine, Kenya, Ecuador, the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The files also detail the financial activities of more than 130 billionaires from Russia, the United States, Turkey and other countries.
Among the authorities whose names appear on the leaked documents Brazilian Economy Minister Paulo Guedes and Central Bank President Roberto Campos Neto.
In Brazil, the investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the Washington, DC-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Piauí Magazine, Poder360 and Metrópoles, and Agência Pública.
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