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IoM Consults On Draft New Financial Services Rule Book

IoM Consults On Draft New Financial Services Rule Book

by Amanda Banks, Lowtax.net, London
29 April, 2016
The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has issued a public consultation paper on the draft Financial Services Rule Book 2016, which will replace the current Rule Book on January 1, 2017.
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Saint Kitts And Nevis Introduces Late Tax Payment Penalty

Saint Kitts And Nevis Introduces Late Tax Payment Penalty

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
29 April, 2016
Saint Kitts and Nevis has introduced a penalty on unpaid income tax equal to 10 percent of the owed amount, and has halved the late filing penalty to five percent of the owed amount.
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Turks & Caicos Joins Global Securities Regulatory Body

Turks & Caicos Joins Global Securities Regulatory Body

by Mike Godfrey, Lowtax.net, Washington
29 April, 2016
The Turks and Caicos Islands Financial Services Commission has been accepted as a full member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
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Gibraltar Finance Sets Out 2016 Priorities

Gibraltar Finance Sets Out 2016 Priorities

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 April, 2016
Gibraltar Finance, the promotional agency on behalf of the island's financial services industry, has released an outline of its plans for the year ahead.
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Jersey Leading The Way On Beneficial Ownership Data Keeping

Jersey Leading The Way On Beneficial Ownership Data Keeping

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
28 April, 2016
Jersey Finance has published an academic paper on the effectiveness of beneficial ownership central registries and the regulation of corporate service providers in combating financial crime.
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Jersey Consults On Potential MiFID II Regime

Jersey Consults On Potential MiFID II Regime

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 April, 2016
The Jersey Financial Services Commission has published a consultation paper seeking feedback on whether the island should seek equivalency with the European Union's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II regime.
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Guernsey Regulator Publishes Enforcement Guidance

Guernsey Regulator Publishes Enforcement Guidance

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 April, 2016
Guernsey's financial services regulator, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, has published a guidance note explaining its general approach to enforcement.
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'Transparency Adding To Guernsey's Appeal' For US Clients

'Transparency Adding To Guernsey's Appeal' For US Clients

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 April, 2016
Guernsey expects to benefit from international efforts to increase transparency globally, a recent event in New York was told.
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Isle Of Man Sets Up Financial Intelligent Unit

Isle Of Man Sets Up Financial Intelligent Unit

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
27 April, 2016
The Isle of Man has launched a new Financial Intelligence Unit, to further improve its ability to tackle money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
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OFCs Join G5 Beneficial Ownership Initiative

OFCs Join G5 Beneficial Ownership Initiative

by Jason Gorringe, Lowtax.net, London
25 April, 2016
Bermuda, Gibraltar, and the Isle of Man Governments have agreed to support an initiative on the automatic exchange of beneficial ownership information, which is being spearheaded by the five largest economies in the European Union.
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