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Industry Updates | 31/12/2015

The BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) wishes to advise industry practitioners that the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015 was enacted in the House of Assembly on Monday 21 December, 2015. The Commission estimates that the Act will be assented to and brought into force on 1...

 
Press Releases | 24/11/2015

Tortola, British Virgin Islands - 24 November, 2015 - The Board of the BVI International Arbitration Centre held its inaugural meeting in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands on Thursday 12 November, 2015.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon D. Orlando Smith, OBE delivered...

 
Press Releases | 23/09/2015

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 23 September, 2015 – In response to specific industry requests aimed at enhancing the industry’s value proposition and in an effort to improve service delivery and client satisfaction, the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) is pleased to...

 
Press Releases | 10/09/2015

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 10 September – The BVI International Arbitration Centre today announced the appointments of five inaugural members of the BVI International Arbitration Centre Board (the “BVI IAC Board”). The first members of the BVI IAC Board were appointed by Cabinet effective...

 
Press Releases | 01/09/2015

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 1 September, 2015 – The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) has today confirmed that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission in relation to the supervision of Managers of Alternative...

 
Press Releases | 20/08/2015

Tortola, British Virgin Islands – 20 August, 2015 – The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) is informing the financial services industry and the general public that the Trade Marks Act, 2013 and the accompanying Trade Marks Rules, 2015 will come into force on Tuesday, 1...

 
Industry Updates | 19/08/2015

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (“FSC”) is advising Industry Practitioners that effective 15 June, 2015, 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...

 
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...

 
Industry Updates | 21/05/2015

Recently, changes were made to the VIRRGIN transaction to file Register of Members and Directors which affected the manner in which details for this transaction could be submitted through VIRRGIN.  This has now been rectified and we are pleased to advise persons wishing to file a Register of...

 

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...

 

Comments sought on the BVI Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2015. For further information, please see our Industry Update page.

 
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...

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