One woman's experience with the Isle of Man
It can be easy to forget that secrecy jurisdictions, at the end of the day, affect the lives of ordinary people. This short video is worth watching: it is the kind of thing that has happened to so many people. "Because we were expats and living abroad, we had to move our savings offshore - to the Isle of Man."
Although this is not quite true - expatriates can bank onshore - they are generally only given access to onshore accounts with interest rates that are very significantly lower than what is available offshore. Banks, it seems, push expats offshore.