News

New Chairman and Vice-Chairman for the Commission

22nd July 2024
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission is pleased to note that John Aspden has been appointed as Chairman following approval by the States of Deliberation. John, who has been a Commissioner since 2017 and Vice-Chairman since February 2023, has taken over from Julian Winser who retired as Chairman and Commissioner in May. The Commission has also elected a new Vice-Chairman, Anna Guggenheim KC...

Updates to the AML/CFT/CPF Handbook

19th July 2024
The Commission has today issued an amendment to the country list in Appendix I of the Handbook on Countering Financial Crime (AML/CFT/CPF) (the “Handbook”) reflecting the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”)’s updated list of jurisdictions under increased monitoring, which added Monaco and Venezuela. Monaco has been added to Appendix I whereas Venezuela was already included due to being listed by...

Events for Lawyers, Accountants & Estate Agents (Prescribed Businesses)

11th July 2024
On Thursday 8 August and Friday 9 August 2024 the Commission will be hosting a series of sector specific presentations regarding the findings from its thematic review of Governance, Risk and Compliance Controls to Counter Financial Crime – Estate Agency, Legal and Accountancy Services published on 4 April 2024. These sessions will also cover recent changes to legislation relevant to these...

Trident Trust Company (Guernsey) Limited and Mr Mark Wilson Le Tissier, Mr Ryan Daniel Dekker and Mrs Boonyasinee (“Kwan”) Queripel

8th July 2024
The Financial Services Business (Enforcement Powers) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 (the “Enforcement Powers Law”) The Regulation of Fiduciaries, Administration Businesses and Company Directors, etc (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 (the “Fiduciaries Law”) [1] The Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Financial Services Businesses) (Bailiwick of Guernsey)) Regulations, 2007 (the “Regulations”)...

Sanctions Notice - Russia

2nd July 2024
Please be advised that the Policy & Resources Committee has issued the attached general licence under regulation 64 of the Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations, 2019, as implemented in the Bailiwick by the Sanctions (Implementation of UK Regimes) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Brexit) Regulations, 2020 (the Russia Regulations). The licence can be found online at www.gov.gg/sanctionsmeasures . Please...

Sanctions Notice - Russia

27th June 2024
Please be advised that details in respect of Pavel Sergeevich BARCHUGOV (Group ID: 15545) Konstantin DENISOV (Group ID: 15765) FRACTAL MARINE DMCC (Group ID: 16392) who are currently subject to an asset freeze and trust services sanctions, have been amended. The persons/entities referred to above appear on the UK’s consolidated list, which can be found here . The UK regulations are given effect...