Confidentiality in all business transactions is an element which the Cypriot Authorities have perfected, in respect to the activities of nearly all commercial sectors. It has been the cornerstone of State Policy for over thirty years. Laws and procedures governing financial and business conduct have been specifically drafted to ensure that this element is carefully protected and maintained.
Thus, the registration of Cyprus Companies can be done through the appointment of nominees to hold shares on behalf of the beneficial owners - whose identity remains secret. Privacy of the trusts’ constitution and membership, as well their transactions and activities is secured through the absence of registration or reporting requirements - even the identity of the settlor may be protected, if required. In Cyprus, the cornerstone of banking policy is safeguarding the confidentiality of a bank’s customers and their transactions.