Tag: beneficial ownership

Beneficial owner access opens to UK

Beneficial owner access opens to UK

| 04/07/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Legislation came into effect this weekend that will allow UK law enforcement authorities to access details of the beneficial owners of all financial entities registered in the Cayman Islands. Officials said the new technology-based system enhancement to the beneficial ownership r [...]

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Premier updates Baroness on beneficial ownership register

Premier updates Baroness on beneficial ownership register

| 09/03/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Premier Alden McLaughlin and Attorney General Sam Bulgin met with the UK’s minister responsible for its overseas territories, Baroness Anelay, Monday afternoon to update her on Cayman’s progress on the implementation of legislation underpinning the non-public searchable regis [...]

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Cayman model may lead way on beneficial ownership

Cayman model may lead way on beneficial ownership

| 07/03/2017 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): As the technical experts at the financial services ministry continue to work on the systems that will allow UK authorities to access the beneficial ownership details of companies and other financial entities domiciled in Cayman during investigations, the model Cayman is adopting c [...]

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Laws drafted to pave way for beneficial ownership access

Laws drafted to pave way for beneficial ownership access

| 19/12/2016 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): Three new pieces of legislation are expected to be gazetted this week, paving the way for the Cayman Islands to create a platform whereby relevant authorities in other countries can access information on beneficial owners of companies and other financial entities registered here. [...]

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Input sought on beneficial ownership plan

Input sought on beneficial ownership plan

| 01/12/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS Business): Government is hoping to steer through amendments to the Companies Law in January to allow the development of a centralised platform for beneficial ownership information and is seeking comment on the proposals. The financial services ministry has stated that it will not consider th [...]

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BOTs jittery over Brexit and EU clampdown

BOTs jittery over Brexit and EU clampdown

| 15/11/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): Britain’s loss of influence in the EU as a result of ‘Brexit’ could leave Cayman and other offshore jurisdictions exposed to tougher offshore tax rules. In addition to the problems of gaining access to the business in Europe, Brexit poses a challenge to Cayman in that the UK [...]

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Britain’s OT minister backs Cayman’s offshore sector

Britain’s OT minister backs Cayman’s offshore sector

| 13/10/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): During her recent trip to the Cayman Islands, Baroness Anelay attempted to soothe fears that pressure from the world’s most powerful economies for increasing transparency in the offshore sector will eventually undermine the financial services success in jurisdictions like Cayma [...]

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Notes on BO exchange details published

Notes on BO exchange details published

| 30/08/2016 | 8 Comments

(CNS Business): The arrangements under which the UK law enforcement authorities will be able to access information on the beneficial owners of offshore companies registered in Cayman have been posted on the FCO website for several months, though local officials say that the technical aspects of h [...]

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UK chancellor backs Cayman’s position on beneficial ownership

UK chancellor backs Cayman’s position on beneficial ownership

| 19/05/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS Business): The government has released the response it received from Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to the letter sent to him by Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton about the Cayman government’s position on the sharing of beneficial ownership informa [...]

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Cayman changes perception of offshore centres

Cayman changes perception of offshore centres

| 18/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The narrative that the Cayman Islands and other offshore jurisdictions are to blame for the world’s corruption, financial crime and tax evasion is finally changing, Premier Alden McLaughlin and Financial Services Minister Wayne Panton believe. Having openly agreed to sign up to [...]

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Industry relieved by Cayman’s limited Panama links

Industry relieved by Cayman’s limited Panama links

| 11/05/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): Although the Cayman Islands appears a number of times in the Panama Papers, which have now been made public, given the amount of data leaked, the jurisdiction has a relatively limited and benign part in the story. As government officials and financial service sector representativ [...]

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Cayman to extend BO info exchange and repeal secrecy law

Cayman to extend BO info exchange and repeal secrecy law

| 11/05/2016 | 22 Comments

(CNS Business): After just two days in London, the Cayman Islands Government has announced plans to enter into deals, similar to the one it has with the UK, over the exchange of beneficial ownership information with other jurisdictions and to amend the notorious secrecy law. On the eve of the UK [...]

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Panama Papers published on line

Panama Papers published on line

| 10/05/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The huge database of documents, now known as the Panama Papers, relating to more than 200,000 offshore accounts has been posted online. The full database became accessible to the public for the first time at 18:00 GMT on Monday at offshoreleaks.icij.org. Anyone can now search the [...]

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EU blacklist of tax havens coming within six months

EU blacklist of tax havens coming within six months

| 03/05/2016 | 24 Comments

(CNS Business): A European-wide blacklist of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions is definitely coming and will be announced within six months, according to EU officials. Member of European Parliament (MEP) Jeppe Kofod, who is part of the TAXE2 Committee that a delegation from Cayman recently appea [...]

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UK-Cayman beneficial ownership deal more secure than register

UK-Cayman beneficial ownership deal more secure than register

| 02/05/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The system agreed by the UK and the Cayman Islands over how beneficial ownership information will be shared with the relevant authorities is safer than a centralised public register because the new platform for access will not require information to be aggregated in one place, wh [...]

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