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Industry Updates | 21/05/2015

The BVI Financial Services Commission would like to advise members of the financial services industry of the special hours of operation at BVI House Asia next week.

The office will be closed on Monday, 25 May in observance of Buddha’s Birthday, a public holiday in Hong Kong.  On Tuesday...

 

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 20 May, 2015 – The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”) considers it necessary to issue this public statement in order to protect the public interest, and the interests of any of the customers and creditors of...

 
Industry Updates | 02/04/2015

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (“FSC”) is pleased to announce that effective Monday, 13 April, VIRRGIN users who request Certificates of Good Standing in the BVI will now have the option to have those certificates collected from BVI House Asia in Hong Kong. This...

 
Industry Updates | 09/02/2015

A draft Bill to amend the BVI Business Companies Act, the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 has been published and the BVI Financial Services Commission is soliciting your comments. The Bill will be available through 9 March and industry practitioners and participants are especially...

 
Industry Updates | 04/02/2015

Licensed entities are reminded that the deadline for submission of 2014 Mutual Fund Annual Returns is 30 June, 2015.  Returns can be submitted to the Commission by registered users through the Mutual Funds Returns platform.  If you are not yet a registered user, you can sign up at...

 
Industry Updates | 04/02/2015

Until further notice, the Commission will continue to issue Certificates of Good Standing in electronic and hard copy format, where requested, at no additional cost.

For more information on electronic Certificates of Good Standing, please email ...

 
Press Releases | 04/02/2015

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 4 February, 2015 – The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) has today confirmed the appointment of Ms. Diana Nedvidek as the new Deputy Director, Enforcement with effect from 2 January, 2015.  Ms. Nedvidek replaces Mr. Gary Wilson who...

 
Industry Updates | 03/02/2015

Pursuant to Section 9(1)(b) of the Banks and Trust Companies Act, 1990, all licensees are required to appoint two individuals to act as Authorised Agents on their behalf. The Commission is encouraging Registered Agents to review their Authorised Agents and ensure that the current information is...

 
Industry Updates | 03/02/2015

The recently gazetted Investment Business (Registers) Regulations, 2014 has updated the information available from a search of the Register of Investment Business Licensees, Certified Authorised Representatives and Approved Investment Managers as granted under the Securities and Investment...

 
Industry Updates | 03/02/2015

Effective 1 January, 2015 there is no longer a distinction in the fees applicable for persons approved to act as a Compliance Officer.  Approved Compliance Officers (all Tiers) will now incur a $400.00 approval fee.  The fee structure is detailed in the Financial Services Commission (Fees)(...

 
Press Releases | 04/12/2014

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 4 December, 2014 – The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) is advising members of the financial services industry and the general public that effective Monday, 8 December, Certificates of Good Standing produced by the Registry of Corporate...

 
Press Releases | 13/11/2014

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 13 November, 2014 – The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission today announced the appointments of five new Commissioners to its Board. The new members of the Board of Commissioners were appointed by Cabinet effective 1 October, 2014 as required by...

 
Press Releases | 07/10/2014

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 7 October, 2014 – In keeping with its public education mandate, the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) is pleased to announce the handover of its jointly commissioned textbook on financial services to the H. Lavity Stoutt Community...

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