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The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission Introduces New Certificate With Enhanced Security Features

Press Release No. 2 of 2012

29 March, 2012

PRESS RELEASE

THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION INTRODUCES NEW CERTIFICATES WITH ENHANCED SECURITY FEATURES

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 29 March, 2012 – In an effort to minimise incidents of counterfeiting and to preserve the authenticity of the official documents it produces, the BVI Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”) has announced that it will introduce new certificates with enhanced security features.  This initiative, that is effective from Monday, 2 April, 2012, will affect all certificates issued by the FSC.

 

The new certificates will be produced with a blue or blue/green graded background[1] and will bear the FSC’s logo and the words, “Territory of the Virgin Islands” along with other enhanced security features including anti-copy markings on the back.  These will reduce the ability to alter or re-create the certificate.

Managing Director/CEO of the FSC, Robert Mathavious commented that the introduction of the new certificates was a timely initiative which protects both the jurisdiction and our customers from the ills associated with forgery and illegal reproduction of official documents for illicit purposes.

  About the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission

 The BVI Financial Services Commission is an autonomous regulatory agency responsible for the regulation and supervision of financial services conducted in and from within the Territory. 

The Registry of Corporate Affairs is a division within the BVI Financial Services Commission that administers the BVI Business Companies Act.

For further information, please contact:

Corporate Communications

BVI Financial Services Commission

Pasea Estate, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Tel:      (284) 494- 4190

Fax:     (284) 494-5016

Email:  corpcomm@bvifsc.vg



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British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission


Pasea Estate
P.O. Box 418
Road Town, Tortola, VG 1110
British Virgin Islands

Tel: 284-494-1324 or 284-494-4190 GMT – 4:00
Fax: 284-494-5016
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.
commissioner@bvifsc.vg