September 10, 2019 | Press Releases

Cayman Readies for Anti-Money Laundering Update

As the Cayman Islands prepares to update the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) on our improved framework for deterring and detecting money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing, Government has further strengthened the team of persons who are supporting our efforts.

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September 9, 2019 | Press Releases

Registrar Speaks to NPOs on AML/CFT Risks

The Registrar for NPOs (non-profit organisations) addressed dozens of charitable organisations on their money laundering, terrorist financing, targeted financial sanctions and proliferation financing risks at an information session on Thursday, 5 September at the Government Administration Building.

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August 23, 2019 | Press Releases

Trust Regulations Take Effect

Two pieces of legislation to clarify Cayman’s regime for trusts are now in force, as the Private Trust Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 2019 and Trusts (Transparency) Regulations, 2019 were gazetted on Friday, 16 August.

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July 18, 2019 | Press Releases

Minister Rivers Discusses Tax and Regulation with US Lawmakers

Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers visited the US Capitol in Washington, DC last week, where she described the Cayman Islands’ financial services industry and emphasised Cayman’s leadership role in combatting money laundering and ensuring tax transparency in meetings with Justin Muzinich, the Deputy Secretary of the United States Treasury, US Senators, Members of Congress, senior Congressional staff, and other federal agency officials.

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July 11, 2019 | Press Releases

LA Bills to Further Enhance Cayman’s AML/CFT Regime

Government is presenting 11 bills, to further strengthen Cayman’s anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime, to the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, 24 July. There will also be two separate bills to handle administrative matters for the Auditors Oversight Authority (AOA) and the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).

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June 26, 2019 | Press Releases

Registrar Offers Governance Training for NPOs

The Registrar for NPOs (non-profit organisations) will be staging a training session on corporate governance for charitable organisations in the Cayman Islands on Tuesday, 2 July from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in room 1038 of the Government Administration Building.

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April 17, 2019 | Press Releases

Public Consultation Begins on Amendment to Securities Law

Government plans to broaden Cayman’s regulatory regime for securities and investments via The Securities Investment Business (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which became available for public consultation yesterday (Tuesday, 16 April).

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April 1, 2019 | Press Releases

DCI to Help Real Estate Agents, Dealers, with Mandatory Registration

Real estate agents and brokers, and dealers in precious metals and stones, will be assisted with Government’s mandatory registration process during half-day workshops organised by the Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI)’s regulatory staff.

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March 22, 2019 | Press Releases

Amendments to NPO Law Take Effect

Two pieces of legislation to clarify Cayman’s regime for non-profit organisations (NPOs) will come into force on 1 April; meanwhile, later this year, a minor amendment to the local beneficial ownership framework will take effect.

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December 3, 2018 | Press Releases

Banking Requirements for Charities

General Registry and the Ministry of Financial Services have met with local banks to address concerns surrounding banking requirements for charitable organisations, specifically in relation to the opening of bank accounts by non-profit organisations (NPOs).

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