Cayman Finance to host UK HM Revenue & Customs seminar on UK Criminal Finances Bill March 15, 2017 - Cayman Finance will be hosting an important seminar on Thursday, 23 March at The Ritz-Carlton, to discuss and provide information on the UK’s latest Criminal Finances Bill. The UK HM Revenue & Customs team leading the legislation will be present to provide attendees the opportunity to hear about the bill firsthand.   If the bill is passed, the new law […]
Cayman Finance statement in relation to the recent Private Member’s motion by Mr. Arden McLean and Mr. Winston Connolly March 3, 2017 - In the context of the Private Member’s Motion, Cayman Finance strongly urges the movers of the motion and the other members of the House to remain focused on the need to protect the Cayman Islands Financial Services Industry, which is directly responsible for more than half of the Islands’ economy, more than half of the government’s revenue and employs more […]
Financial services: regulation, costs and maybe fintech February 16, 2017 - In a briefing to financial services chiefs in New York last month, Cayman Finance CEO Jude Scott offered a modest headline: The jurisdiction is looking at streamlining compliance issues using fintech, a software-based financial-tracking system. Along the way, Scott also announced formal elevation of the reinsurance industry to Cayman’s formal industry sector – the sixth alongside banking, investment funds, insurance, […]
Cayman Finance New York briefing reaffirms Cayman as industry leader February 10, 2017 - Over 150 attendees from both New York and the Cayman Islands recently gathered at the 4th annual Cayman Finance New York Breakfast Briefing held at the Harvard Club of New York City at which Cayman Finance CEO Mr Jude Scott described Cayman as “the premier global financial hub”.   In his presentation, Mr Scott explained to the audience what gave […]
The AML conundrum solved? February 2, 2017 - I was surprised the other day when I met Pawel Kuskowski, CEO and Co-founder of Coinfirm, a start-up firm offering Compliance-as-a-Service. Pawel has been trained in compliance and AML, having worked with some of the world’s biggest financial institutions including AIG (Compliance Officer), UBS (Director of Compliance, Compliance and Operational Risk Officer) and RBS (Head of Global Anti-Money Laundering, AML). […]


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Date: March 25, 2017

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Step Caribbean Conference

Date: May 1-3 2017

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Notification and Reporting Due Dates March 9, 2017 - The Department for International Tax Cooperation announces a soft opening for the first year of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) regarding the due dates for notification and reporting obligations under the regulations. For 2017 registrations only: The Tax Information Authority (TIA) will accept registrations up to 30 June 2017 without considering compliance measures or penalties. For the 2017 reporting obligations, […]
CIMA celebrates 20 years of service March 2, 2017 - The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The financial services regulator began as an amalgamation of the Financial Services Supervision Department of the Cayman Islands government and the Cayman Islands Currency Board. In a statement the authority said it will commemorate the occasion and its achievements with several events, including a Family Fun Day for all staff […]
Cayman and BVI poised to benefit from forecast Islamic finance growth March 2, 2017 - Offshore centres are poised to benefit from the enormous growth forecast in Islamic finance over the next few years, says Ogier’s Head of Banking and Finance in Asia. Anthony Oakes, who leads the banking and finance team in the firm’s BVI and Cayman-focused Hong Kong office, says that the combination of increasing appetite for Islamic finance products, new variations on […]



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