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Industry Updates | 03/10/2018


Maximum penalty for filing RODs

BVI Business Companies that existed prior to 1st April 2016 (existing companies) were given until 31st March 2017 to file Registers of Directors (“RODs”) at the Registry of Corporate Affairs (“the Registry”).  Companies that...

Industry Updates | 14/09/2018

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 14 September, 2018 - The Virgin Islands (VI), in its continued efforts to prevent the facilitation of money laundering (ML), terrorist financing (TF) and proliferation financing (PF) through its financial system, undertook a National Risk Assessment (NRA) in...

Press Releases | 20/07/2018


Tortola, British Virgin Islands - 20 July 2018 - Today, the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission highlights two new additions to the regulatory and registrations regimes in the BVI: An amendment to the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing...

Industry Updates | 16/03/2018

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 16 March, 2018 – The Financial Services Commission wishes to remind Insurance professionals and the general public of important requirements governing loss adjusters.  Section 9(6) of Financial Services (Continuity of Business) Act, 2017 (the “Continuity of...

Industry Updates | 14/03/2018

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 14 March, 2018 – Following the recent enactment of the new Limited Partnership Act, 2017, industry practitioners are asked to take note of some new processes and requirements.  

Industry Updates | 13/03/2018

Meet The Regulator Forum - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Latest News | 07/02/2018


Smiths Gore and Son’s Reserve Loan Company

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 7 February 2018 – The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (the “FSC”) considers it...

Industry Updates | 30/01/2018

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 30 January, 2018 – All Registered Agents and other VIRRGIN users, please be reminded that on 1 February, 2018 the Commission will resume the usual user policies and enforce the VIRRGIN user agreement.

Industry Updates | 21/12/2017

Increased BC Fees 

Practitioners are reminded that the BVI Business Companies (Amendment of Schedules) Order, 2017 takes effect on 1 January, 2018. The Order among other things increases the new registration fees for BVI business companies and the annual renewal fees for...

Press Releases | 24/10/2017


Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 24 October 2017 – Today, the BVI Financial Services Commission (the “Commission”) announces that it has appointed Mr. Burton Chalwell as the Commission’s new Asia Representative.  Mr. Chalwell will replace Mr. Leon Wheatley who will return to the...

Industry Updates | 12/10/2017

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (“FSC”) is advising Industry Practitioners that the following persons are authorised to sign documents issued by the Registry of Corporate Affairs under the BVI Business Companies Act, 2004 and the Partnership Act, 1996:


Press Releases | 15/09/2017


TORTOLA – 15 September 2017 – The BVI Financial Services Commission (the “Commission”) is continuing to update the industry as operations begin to return to normal levels in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  Today, the Commission provides the industry several critical updates:


Latest News | 03/04/2017


 The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (Overseas Territories) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2016

   (U.K.S.I. 2016 No. 769)


Press Releases | 21/01/2016

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 21 January 2016Today, the BVI Financial Services Commission (the “Commission”) announced several additions to its management team as well as several changes to Commission staff.   The appointments and changes are as follows:

  • Mr....
Industry Updates | 05/01/2016

The BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) hereby advises industry practitioners that by notice published in the Virgin Islands Official Gazette on Tuesday 5 January, 2016, the Minister of Finance (on 30 December, 2015) appointed the following dates on which the provisions of the BVI Business...