If counted together, the United Kingdom and its Overseas Territories and Crown dependencies would rank worst in the world for financial secrecy. Fortunately, this could soon change.
In May, the Cayman Islands government quietly released a report that just about acknowledges the country's deficiencies at thwarting money laundering.
We're calling for a law change in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands to staunch the flow of dirty money.
Scandal has spurred action in France, where politicians will soon have to declare their assets. Do these changes go far enough?
Secrecy jurisdictions, offshore accounts, beneficial owners: they're in the news thanks to recent revelations. What can be done?