Time magazine is latest mainstream U.S. publication to run major story on plight of America's 'accidentals'

Time magazine, one of the longest-established and best-known weekly magazines in the U.S., has become the latest mainstream media outlet to run a major article about America's so-called "accidental Americans," and their struggles to maintain bank accounts in the countries in which they live and are citizens of, as a result of the controversial U.S. law known as FATCA. 

  • News

French 'accidentals' protest over use of Brad Pitt in ad by bank named in discrim suit

A new French television advertisement featuring the American film star Brad Pitt, which shows him appearing to make use of a Boursorama Banque card while going about the streets of New York City, has drawn criticism from the Paris-based Association of Accidental Americans. In real life, the AAA points out, the bank wouldn't accept Pitt as a customer because of the fact that he's a U.S. citizen. 

  • News

European Banking Federation in complaint about FATCA enforcement burden

The head of the Brussels-based European Banking Federation, which represents some 3,500 banks across Europe, has warned U.S. Treasury officials that American expats may continue to struggle to get and keep bank accounts if something isn't done to address the problems his organization's members still face in their efforts to implement the American tax evasion law known as FATCA.

  • News
Subscribe to this RSS feed

Opinion

AARO, to Biden, Harris: 'Congratulations, let's work together on behalf of overseas Americans'

AARO, to Biden, Harris: 'Congratulations, let's work together on behalf of overseas Americans'

Today, Jan. 20, is Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C., when Joe Biden is due to be sworn in as the next president of the U.S. Here, William Jordan, president of...

Jan-20-2021