Legislation & Guidance

This page provides links to relevant laws, regulations, instructions, rules, codes, guidance and other documents.  It should be noted that, whilst the Commission has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the information shown on this website is accurate, the Commission does not accept any responsibility for errors made.  Where possible links have been provided to the relevant page of the Guernsey Legal Resources ("GLR") website reflecting up-to-date consolidated versions of laws and regulations.  Original versions can also be found on the GLR website.  Please note, the Commission cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.

The following relevant legislation is posted and reproduced with the consent of the States of Guernsey.



Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Financial Services Businesses) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2007 (Consolidated as at 2013) 466.1KB
Terrorism and Crime (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations 2007 (Consolidated text) 343.2KB
The Companies (Incorporated Cell Companies) (Prescribed Classes) Regulations, 2021 225.6KB -


Financial Services Businesses Instruction (Number 01) 57.9KB
Financial Services Businesses Instruction (Number 02) 47KB
Financial Services Businesses Instruction (Number 03) 55.7KB
Financial Services Businesses Instruction (Number 04) 55.9KB
Financial Services Businesses Instruction (Number 05) 17.2KB
Financial Services Businesses Instruction (Number 06) 50.2KB
Financial Services Businesses Instruction (Number 14) Business from Sensitive Sources - Iran 55.9KB
Instruction Number 01/2017 for Financial Services Businesses 367.3KB -
Instruction Number 02/2017 for Financial Services Businesses 269.1KB -
Instruction Number 03/2017 for Financial Services Businesses 268KB -
Instruction Number 04/2017 for Financial Services Businesses 271.7KB -
Instructions and Notices - Record of Changes 396.8KB -


Cyber Security Rules and Guidance, 2021 1.1MB -
The Insurance Intermediaries Rules and Guidance, 2021 610.7KB -
The Insurance Managers Rules and Guidance, 2021 398.4KB -


Code of Conduct for Authorised Insurance Representatives 338.5KB
Code of Conduct for Financial Advisers 206.5KB
Code of Practice for Branch Operations 93.6KB
Code of Practice for Insurance Intermediary Applicants and Licensees Conducting Business from within the Bailiwick of Guernsey 13.6KB
Finance Sector Code of Corporate Governance 334.5KB
Principles of Conduct of Finance Business 72.5KB


GIIA Insurance SPV Guidance 157.9KB
Guidance in respect of requesting disclosure derogation under FRS 103 186.6KB
Guidance Note for International Life and Pensions Insurers 104.8KB
Guidance Note for Licensed Insurers on Catergory 6 - Non-Special Purpose Insurers 128.6KB
Guidance Note for Licensed Insurers on Change of Majority Shareholder Controller 361.4KB -
Guidance Note for Licensed Insurers on Outsourcing 130.6KB -
Guidance Note for Licensed Insurers on Reinsurance and Other Forms of Risk Transfer 110.9KB
Guidance Note for Licensed Insurers on Resilience Testing 95.2KB
Guidance Note for Licensed Insurers on the Completion and Submission of Annual Returns 181.7KB
Guidance Note for Licensed Insurers on Unit Linked Pricing 22.1KB
Guidance Note on Actuarial Requirements and Standards 93KB
Guidance Note on Actuarial Valuations 214.2KB
Guidance Note on Insurance Fraud 152.8KB -
Guidance Note on Internal Models 134.5KB
Guidance Note on Licensed Insurers' Own Solvency Assessment 159.4KB
Guidance Note on Notifications to the Commission 115.2KB
Guidance Note on Producer Owned (Re)Insurance Companies 11KB
Guidance Note on Special Purpose Insurers 144.8KB
Guidance Note on Supervisory Ladder of Intervention 304.9KB
Guidance Note on Training and Competency Schemes 147KB
Guidance on Disclosure under the AIR Code 84.8KB
Risk-based Supervision in Guernsey 376KB
Social Media Issues 31.4KB


FAQ on Annual Fees 149.8KB -
Fit and Proper Persons - Meeting the Criteria 159KB
Policy Statement on Insurance Group Supervision 102.4KB


2018 Fee Rate Proposal Consultation Paper 540.5KB -
Approved Assets Regulations for Insurance Managers and Intermediaries Consultation Paper 484.9KB -
Consultation Paper 2017 Fee Proposals 393.5KB
Consultation Paper on Proposals for a Green Investment Discount for Life Insurer Capital Requirements 1.1MB -
Consultation Paper on the Codes and Guidance Documents proposed to be re-issued under Revision of Laws 539.1KB -
Consultation Paper on the Statutory Instruments to be re-issued 380.5KB -
Cyber Rules Consultation Paper Feedback 751.8KB -
Feedback Paper on 2023 Fee Rates 887.3KB -
GFSC - 2022 Fee Consultation Paper 373.5KB -
Guernsey and The Development Of Global And European Insurance Capital Standards - Discussion Paper 1MB -
Guernsey and the Development of Global and European Insurance Capital Standards - Feedback Paper 540KB -
Insurance Manager and Intermediary Approved Assets Regulations - Feedback paper 429.4KB -
Insurance Policy Omnibus Consultation Feedback Paper 655KB -
Insurance Regulation Omnibus Consultation Paper 878.9KB -
Special Purpose Insurers - Feedback Paper 524.1KB -
Spring Green Consultation Paper 636KB -
Using Technology for CDD 414KB