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The Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Financial Services Businesses) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009 and the Associated Handbook

11th June 2009
​The Policy Council have signed the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Financial Services Businesses) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009. The main change to the 2007 regulations created by the amendment regulations is a requirement that senior management sign off is needed for all new high risk relationships and not only for new PEP relationships. The amendment regulations...

Investment Business Quarterly Statistical Information

11th June 2009
NEW STATISTICAL INFORMATION FORMS FORM NST – COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES FORM AM – ASSET MANAGEMENT AND STOCKBROKING EXPLANATORY NOTE AND FEEDBACK ON CONSULTATION Earlier this year the Investment Business Division posted on the Commission website its proposals relating to statistical information forms for consultation. The consultation document made it clear that the Commission gathers these...

Mr Patrick Murrin

9th March 2009
The Commission has noted the coverage in the Guardian of 4 March 2009 under the heading “Chelsea connection” about investigations by the Financial Services Authority and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission around 2003, including Mr Patrick Murrin’s comments on the circumstances of his departure from Harbour Trustees Limited. The Commission repeats the statement it made on this subject in...

Fourth Quarter 2008 Banking Sector Activity

26th February 2009
​Total deposits held with Guernsey banks at the end of December 2008 increased in sterling terms by £20.7 billion* from the end of September 2008 level of £136.3 billion to reach a new highest figure of £157.0 billion*, representing a 15.2%* increase over the quarter and 31.8%* over the year. Total assets and liabilities increased by £26.9 billion* over the quarter representing a 17.7%* increase...

Proposed amendments to the AML/CFT regulations and handbooks for financial services businesses and prescribed businesses

18th February 2009
The Commission has written to the managing directors of all Financial Services Businesses today, seeking comments on the tracked changes to the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Financial Services Businesses) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2007 and the Handbook for Financial Services Businesses on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing. A copy of the proposed amendments to...

Consultation on the AML/CFT Regulations and Handbook for Prescribed Businesses

18th February 2009
The Commission has written to the managing partners of firms of lawyers and accountants and the managing directors of estate agents today, seeking comments on the tracked changes to the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Legal Professionals, Accountants and Estate Agents) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Regulations, 2008 and the Handbook for Legal Professionals, Accountants and Estate Agents on...