AML/CFT guidance for registered directors

2nd October 2023
The Commission has today issued in final form guidance for registered directors on their anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing obligations. No changes have been made to the text from the draft guidance issued on 9 August 2023. Registered directors are remined that the AML/CFT obligations upon them, which are contained in Schedule 3 of the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (...

Reminder - Director Registration Regime

26th September 2023
In July, the Commission launched a director registration regime for individuals holding certain categories of directorships and the Commission wishes to remind individuals who qualify for registration that they have until 1 October 2023 to register. Details on the regime including an explanation of who should register, the application process for registering and the regulatory obligations on...

Director Registration Regime

6th September 2023
Further to the launch of a director registration regime for individuals holding certain categories of directorships, the Commission wishes to remind individuals who qualify for registration that they have until 1 October 2023 to register. Amendments made to the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) Law, 1999 and an amendment to the Regulations of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company...

Applications under The Lending, Credit and Finance (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2022

13th April 2023
Thank you to everyone who took advantage of the early submission window and associated discounted fee structure. The Commission received a significant number of applications during this period which ran from 1 February to 31 March 2023. As we received a large number of applications at the same time, please note it may take us several weeks to get in contact with everyone who has submitted during...

Two-factor authentication (‘2FA’)

22nd March 2023
Further to the announcement in our 2021 Annual Report advising of our intention to implement mandatory two-factor authentication (‘2FA’) on our Online Portals for all our regulated entities, we have been working on our background systems. On this basis by 31 May 2023, the Commission intends to switch 2FA on for all Portal Users who have not yet enabled this functionality. 2FA is an additional...

Six Directorships Registration Proposals

8th December 2022
Following the States of Guernsey's Policy & Resources Committee’s recent publication of its Consultation Paper on proposed revisions to the supervisory framework surrounding the six directorship exemption , the Commission will be hosting two meetings for interested persons at its offices on Glategny Esplanade on the following dates: Wednesday 21 December 2022 from 8.30am to 10am and on Monday 9...

Consultation on ‘six directorship’ exemption for directors

24th November 2022
The Policy & Resources Committee has today published a Consultation Paper seeking views on a proposed change to the requirements which affect some individuals acting as company directors, by way of business, in or from within the Bailiwick. The Commission encourages industry and stakeholders to contribute their feedback. Acting as a director for any company in the Bailiwick, by way of business...

‘Green Isle’ Guernsey launches Natural Capital Fund regime

20th September 2022
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission is pleased to announce three significant developments in its policy framework for sustainable finance coming into effect today. First, the Commission is launching its Natural Capital Fund framework, a new offer in the growing Guernsey Sustainable Funds Regime marking the completion of a pledge made as part of COP26 to extend the Commission’s regulatory...

Sustainable Finance Week - Meet the Regulator

20th September 2022 Sustainable Finance Week
On Wednesday 21 September, as part of Guernsey’s Sustainable Finance Week, the Commission is hosting a ‘Meet the Regulator’ session. Come and meet our Authorisations team who can answer your questions about our sustainable finance approach or regulated business in Guernsey. To find out more and to book a meeting visit: