Offshore Gateway Goes Live is now live online, following 12 months of development. The web platform is an initial point-of-contact for professional services via Cyprus, including company formations, tax planning, wealth management and international banking.

Nicosia, Cyprus, January 05, 2012 --( platform is now live, following 12 months of work by a team of young entrepreneurs, made up of international business consultants and information technology experts.

The new portal is an independent and impartial point-of-contact to leading supplier-firms in Cyprus that provide investment strategies to the EU and EMEA region, namely with regards to setting up a company formation, then subsequent professional services, including company administration and maintenance services, global tax planning solutions, accounting and auditing, wealth management, as well as international offshore banking.

The platform provides one initial point-of-contact with multiple service options. Visitors send through a quotation request, and Offshore Gateway pairs them up with the most suitable supplier who has been pre-qualified.

“ is a unique service that does not exist anywhere else in the world. Although it is still early days, it should go a long way to promoting efficient international business activities and supporting investments to the EMEA region via Cyprus,” said a company spokesperson. “Indeed, Cyprus is fast becoming one of the most popular jurisdictions for financial and professional services in the world; and for very good reason. Cyprus is in the EU and eurozone, has excellent infrastructure for professional services, a business friendly government, and a great geographical location – at the centre of the EMEA. Above all, Cyprus has the lowest corporate tax rate in the EU at 10%, and is the lowest non-offshore tax jurisdiction in the world, making it financially (tax-saving) attractive.”

According to Offshore Gateway, although the EU, eurozone and global economy is facing some serious challenges at the moment, it was still the right time to launch the service.

“Finalising the platform is only really half the work. It will take some time to build very good web presence, brand awareness and generate strong search engine optimisation – normally takes months to properly crawl websites. Besides, many companies will be actively looking to consolidate their own finances over the next year, whilst others might even be in a very good position to take advantage of the situation and invest intelligently."

Aside from referring visitors to the most suitable supplier-firms in Cyprus for professional services, provides added-value business content and tools. This includes sector information, news, reviews from industry professionals, interviews, publications and documents from credible sources, as well as macro economic statistics in Cyprus and the EU.
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Harry Papadopoulos