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Frequently Asked Questions
Financial services provided to a resident of The Bahamas will be exempt from VAT, except for any explicit fee, commission or similar charge for providing the service.
VAT will be charged on trading commission fees, brokerage account fees, mutual fund and pension plan administration fees, and mutual fund and pension plan investment management fees.
There is no VAT charged on dividend income or interest income.
There is no VAT charged on capital gains.
A stock represents ownership in a company. Typically if a company is successful, it pays dividends to its stockholders. The value of the stock may also go up and be sold at a higher price than when bought. Of course, the reverse can happen if...
A bond is much like a loan. A company or government that issues a bond to an investor promises to repay the loan with interest.
A mutual fund is convenient vehicle through which investors, big and small, pool their money to invest in a variety of securities. Through mutual funds, investors often can participate in investment opportunities that they otherwise may not have acc...
The minimum investment is $500. Contributions thereafter can be as little as $100.
The minimum initial investment in a brokerage account is $5,000 or the equivalent in stocks or bonds.
Deposits can be made online or at the Family Guardian Financial Centre on East Bay and Church Streets.
Brokerage accounts incur annual fees of $150 plus VAT, charged quarterly.
Yes, we do. A qualified member of our investment team can sit with you and come up with an investment plan ideally suited for your needs.