Offshore Regulators

Regulators in offshore jurisdictions face the challenge of maintaining the reputation of their financial services industries as clean, safe places to do business in the light of international scrutiny of their secrecy laws and tax status.

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Alderney AGCC Alderney Gambling Control Commission
Anguilla FSD Anguilla Financial Services Commission
Anguilla ACORN Anguilla's Commercial Online Registration Network
Antigua FSRC Financial Services Regulatory Commission
Aruba CBA The Central Bank van Aruba supervises the entire financial system on this island
Bahamas BSC The Securities Commission of the Bahamas regulates the securities and capital markets and aims to protect investors. Other Bahamian regulatory websites of note include The Bahamas Financial Services Board and The Central Bank of the Bahamas
Barbados FSC Barbados Financial Services Commission
Barbados CBB Central Bank of Barbados, supervises the operations of all financial institutions especially commercial banks
Barbados BFIU Barbados Financial Intelligence Unit
Bermuda BMA The Bermuda Monetary Authority is the integrated regulator of the financial sector in Bermuda
Bermuda BROC Check the Bermuda Register of Companies for companies registered here
British Virgin Islands BVI FSC A major offshore centre in the British Virgin Islands. See also the BVI Financial Investigation Agency
Cayman Islands CIMA The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority regulates financial business in the islands and administers the local currency and CAYFIN is the local Financial Reporting Authority
Comoro Islands BCC Banque Centrale des Comoros. The French-speaking spice islands north of Madagascar include Anjouan. We link to the Wikipedia page. The official site BCC is available in French
Cook Islands FSC Financial Supervisory Commission of this enormous Pacific Ocean territory associated with New Zealand
Cyprus Cyprus SEC Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission
Cyprus Central Bank of Cyprus Supervisor of Cyprus' banks
Curacao Central Bank Centrale Bank van Curacao en Sint Maarten
Dominican Republic SDV Superintendencia de Valores de la Republica Dominicana
Eastern Caribbean ECCB The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has responsibility for Grenada, Dominica, St Vincent and several other islands. See also its sister organisation Eastern Caribbean Securities Regulatory Commission
Fiji CMDA Fiji Capital Markets Development Authority
Gibraltar FSC Financial Services Commission - excellent site with all local financial laws and regulations online. Gibraltar's banks are now "passported" into the European Economic Area
Guernsey GFSC Guernsey Financial Services Commission has a good site with newsletters and a list of local "licensees" by category
Isle of Man FSC Financial Supervision Commission - check details of licensed firms and local regulations
Isle of Man IPA IOM Insurance & Pensions Authority
Jamaica FSC Financial Services Commission
Jersey JFSC A wealthy offshore financial centre wishing to attract good business. Jersey Financial Services Commission took over from its predecessor the Financial Services Department
Labuan Labuan IBFC Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (a special economic zone of Malaysia)
Macau AMCM The Monetary Authority of Macau
Maldives CMDA Capital Market Development Authority
Maldives MMA Maldives Monetary Authority
Malta MFSA Malta's Financial Services Authority site has legislative and regulatory information and is governed by the EEA's MiFID Rules
Malta MGA The Malta Gaming Authority is the regulatory body responsible for the governance of all gaming activities in Malta, both online and land-based
Mauritius FSC Financial Services Commission
Montserrat FSCM The Financial Services Commission of this volcanic island in the Caribbean
Netherlands Antilles Central Bank The Central Bank of the Netherlands Antilles is the custodian of the local financial regulatory system
Puerto Rico OCIF Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions
St Kitts and Nevis NFSRC Financial Services Regulatory Commission - Nevis Branch
St Kitts and Nevis FSRC Financial Services Regulatory Commission - St Kitts Branch
St Vincent FSA Financial Services Authority of St Vincent & the Grenadines
Seychelles SFSA Seychelles Financial Services Authority
Solomon Islands CBSI Central Bank of Solomon Islands
Trinidad and Tobago TTSEC TT Securities and Exchange Commission
Trinidad and Tobago CBTT Central Bank
Turks & Caicos TCIFSC Turks & Caicos Islands Financial Services Commission
Vanuatu VFSC Vanuatu Financial Services Commission
Various CGBS Caribbean Group of Banking Supervisors
Various GIICS Group of International Insurance Centre Supervisors