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Commission consults on the proposed re-issue of statutory instruments

21st April 2021
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has issued today three consultation papers (“CPs”) seeking views from interested parties as part of the implementation of the Revision of Laws Project. The first CP provides for revision to regulations and rules made under the Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 (the “new...

Risk Warning Regarding Phishing Attempts

9th April 2021
The Commission is aware that there has been a recent increase in phishing attempts targeting local businesses. Firms are reminded of the guidance available to them in the Commission’s Cyber Rules and Guidance, 2021 and in particular the need to ensure the Firm: has appropriate cyber security software in place; implements IT systems updates in a timely manner; and its staff exercise caution and...

Commission publishes two papers addressing Green and Climate related Risk

11th March 2021
The Commission has today published a Spring Green Consultation Paper - please click here and its Thematic Review of the Guernsey Green Fund Regime - please click here. Both documents underline the Bailiwick’s ongoing commitment to this important area. The Spring Green Consultation Paper proposes an addition to the Finance Sector Code of Corporate Governance, to take specific account of climate...

Commission allows more time for firms to complete regulatory returns

9th February 2021
The Commission is today stating that late filing fees will not be applied in respect of all regulatory returns that are due to be submitted between now and the end of June provided they are submitted within two months of the original deadline. Although the timelines on the Commission’s Online returns portal for returns will not be altered so the original dates will still show, the Commission will...

Commission staff to work from home

25th January 2021
The Commission confirms that with effect from Monday 25 January 2021, the vast majority of its staff will be home working. The Commission’s Authorisations team remains open for business. The switchboard will continue to operate during normal office hours and callers will be asked by the receptionist to provide their contact details in order that a member of staff can call or email them back. Firms...

Engagement on the draft amendments to Insurance Managers and Insurance Intermediaries (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2002 (the “Insurance Managers and Insurance Intermediaries Law”)

15th January 2021
Introduction On the 30th of October 2015 the States of Deliberation approved the Policy Letter submitted by the Policy Council on the Revision of the Financial Supervisory and Regulatory Laws. Representatives of the States of Alderney and the Chief Pleas of Sark has previously indicated their support for the proposals which followed a public consultation process, together with the Law Officers of...

Commission becomes world’s first regulator to introduce a green insurance capital regime

15th December 2020
In October of this year, the Commission issued a consultation paper proposing amendments to the Insurance Business (Solvency) Rules 2015 which would see the introduction of a specific approach for green assets into the Solvency Rules and help to incentivise increased investment in green assets by life insurers. The background to this move follows global political and public debate around...

Distribution of 2021 annual fees to Licensees and Registrants

14th December 2020
The Commission has now sent its 2021 annual fees to all licensees and registrants by email. If you have not received an invoice by email you should contact [email protected] quoting the entity name and the GFSC reference number, which can be found on our website (Regulated Entities and Registered Entities). You may also contact this email address to confirm the validity of an emailed invoice...