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Jersey’s Harris warns of potential knock-on effects to Jersey of Brexit’s impact on UK

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Jul 2017

John Harris, director-general of the Jersey Financial Services Commission, has told a recent Institute of Directors gathering that although Jersey’s financial services industry is “doing well” at…

4.2m Eurozone expats in limbo as Brexit talks stall

By: Gary Robinson | 21 Jul 2017

More than 4.2m expats across Europe are in limbo over their future status in the EU and the UK as Brexit talks stalled yesterday. A row over…

Jersey-born Crocodile Dundee ‘tax fraudster’ to fight extradition

By: Eugene Costello | 20 Jul 2017

The notorious case of the Jerseyman sought down under to face criminal proceedings for allegedly masterminding the biggest tax fraud in Australian history, involving clients such as…

HMRC tops £4bn in tax avoidance scheme crackdown

By: Gary Robinson | 18 Jul 2017

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has collected more than £4bn through its controversial ‘pay now, dispute later’ accelerated payment notices rules, for people who have used a tax…

78% of UK pension investors shun financial advisers: report

By: Gary Robinson | 13 Jul 2017

Around eight out of every ten people that choose pensions in the UK do so without any advice being received from a financial adviser, according to a new report published…

Comments spark fresh concerns for London’s future as EU’s finance hub

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Jul 2017

Comments emerging from a European banking conference taking place in Paris over the last two days have sparked fresh concerns about whether London will be able to…

First Names acquires fiduciary arm of IoM law firm

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Jul 2017

First Names Group, the Jersey-headquartered provider of trusts, funds and corporate services, has acquired the fiduciary arm of Cains, an Isle of Man law and professional services group,…

FCA interim review findings: Need to study whether ‘additional protections’ needed for pension drawdown consumers

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Jul 2017

The UK’s Financial Services Authority said today that it has identified a number of measures that may need to be taken to address “some of the emerging…

STM Group: ‘opportunities’ to acquire books of QROPS business

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 Jul 2017

STM Group, the Gibraltar-based, AIM-listed provider of QROPS and other pension products and corporate services, says it sees “opportunities” in the overseas pension transfer marketplace to potentially acquire…

Northern Ireland’s Davy buys part of Danske Bank’s wealth biz

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 11 Jul 2017

Davy Private Clients (UK), the Northern Irish wealth management company, has acquired part of Danske Bank’s discretionary portfolio management wealth business. The deal involves the transfer of the…

UK’s Privy Council confirms ‘redeemed’ Madoff investors are creditors

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 Jul 2017

In what has been called a decision “of significant interest to the fund industry”, the UK’s Privy Council has upheld a ruling by the Cayman Islands Grand Court…

Jersey Finance’s Cook: A beneficial ownership update

By: Geoff Cook, Chief Executive, Jersey Finance | 10 Jul 2017

Just how much information governments – and more controversially, the public – should be entitled to have about the ultimate owners of companies, properties, trusts, bank accounts…

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