e-MAIL LOGIN

 
      ABOUT ST. VINCENT  FINANCIAL INDUSTRY  SERVICE PROVIDERS NEWS/EVENTS CONTACT US
 

HOME

BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK

LICENSED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

PUBLICATIONS

  FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT

FEES

SUBSCRIBE

 

 


     Laws and Regulations
 

 Laws & Regulations

International International Applications Domestic Other Laws and Regulations Legal System



Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view or download these documents. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC, please click on the Adobe Acrobat Reader Image to download and install this software.





List of Laws and Regulations Applicable to the financial services authority

Under which the statutory duties of the Executive Director of the Financial Services Authority are outlined.

Financial Services Authority Act 2011 (14MB) (NEW)
 

International
 

IBC Regulations 2008 (123KB)

IBC (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (160KB)

Limited Liability Companies Regulations 2010 (2,5MB)


High Court, Kingstown

IBC Amendment (Amendment and Consolidation) Act Chapter 149 of the Revised Laws of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 2009 (287KB)

Limited Liability Companies Act Chapter 151 of the Revised Laws of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 2009 (267KB)

Limited Liability Companies Act 2008 (Amendment) 2010 (435KB)

International Banks Act Chapter 99 of the Revised Laws of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 2009 (142KB)

International Bank Regulations 1996 No. 35 (2.4MB) (NEW) 

International Banks (Amendment Regulations 2004 (125KB)

Registered Agent & Trustee Licensing Act Chapter 105 of the Revised Laws of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 2009 (64KB)
 
Registered Agent & Trustee Licensing Amendments 1996 & 2004 (18KB)

Registered Agent & Trustee Licensing Statutory Rules and Orders 1996 (63KB)

International Trusts Act Chapter 491 of the Revised Laws of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 2009 (82KB)

International Trust Amendments Act 2002 (168KB)

International Trust Amendment Regulations 2002 (161KB)

International Trust (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (94KB)

International Insurance Act Chapter 307 of the Revised Laws of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 2009 (90KB)

International Insurance Regulations 1999 (137KB)

International Insurance (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (144KB)

Mutual Funds Act Chapter 154 of the Revised Laws of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 2009(63KB)

Mutual Funds Regulations 1999 (181KB)

FATCA - Frequently Asked Questions (67KB

Mutual Funds (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (168KB)

Back to Top

Applications and checklists

International Bank Application Checklist (15KB)

International Banking License Application (416KB)

Personal Questionnaire - International Banking License Application (196KB)


Mutual Funds Checklist Jan-2012 (37KB)

Registered Agent & Trustee License Application (379KB)
 

Registered Agent and Trustee License Application - Schedule A (12KB)

Personal Questionnaire - Registered Agent & Trustee License Application (195KB)

Statement of Guidance Large Exposures (57KB)

Statement of Guidance Capital Adequacy (107KB)

Statement of Guidance Loans (72KB)
 

domestic

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Companies Act (1994) (742KB)

Building Societies Act (50KB) (UNDER REVIEW)

St. Vincent Building and Loan Assoc. Rules 2000 (185KB)

Co-operative Societies Act 2012 (25MB)

Domestic Insurance Act 2003 (344KB)

Money Services Business Act 2005 (79KB)


Other - Acts and regulations applicable to both International and domestic financial services

Under which the statutory duties of the Executive Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit are outlined.

International Co-operation (Tax Information Exchange Agreements) Act 2011 (2MB)

Financial Intelligence Unit Act 2001 (367KB)

Amendment to Financial Intelligence Unit Act 2006 (72KB)

Financial Intelligence Unit Amendment Act 2002 (165KB)

Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering (Prevention) Act 2001 (1.1MB)

Amendment to Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering (Prevention) Act (152KB)

Amendments to the Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering Act 2002 (160KB)

Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) Regulations 2002 (178KB)

Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (153KB)

Money Laundering Prevention Guidance Notes (249KB)

United Nations Anti-Terrorism Measures Act 2002 (82KB)

Amendment to the United Nations Anti-Terrorism Measures Act 2002 (82KB)

Exchange of Information Act 2008 (25KB)


LEGAL SYSTEM

The legal system of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is similar in most respects to that of the United Kingdom. Our court of final appeal is Her Majesty’s Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London, England.

The lower courts are the Magisterial District courts that exercise both civil and criminal jurisdiction up to a certain limit.

There is also a separate court called the Family Court that is presided over by a President and deals exclusively with family related matters.

The primary court of first instance is the High Court of Justice, from which appeal is made to the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal. Both derive their jurisdiction form the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Act.

Puisne Judges preside over civil and criminal matters at the High Court. There presently three such judges in our jurisdiction.

Appeals are heard by a panel of three judges and are presided over by the Chief of Justice or President of the Court of Appeal and the Justices of Appeal.

Our basic law is English law.

However, we have developed our own body of statutory laws, particularly in the area of international finance.
The lawyers in the Eastern Caribbean are competent to practice freely in any Eastern Caribbean State, and in certain other states, including Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana and Belize.

Back to Top

WATCHLISTS & WARNINGS

TOURISM

ECCB

SHIPPING

LINKS

CUSTOMER SERVICES
1(784) 456-2577

info@svgfsa.com

     
   Copyright ©     FSA - St. Vincent & the Grenadines   

info@svgfsa.com        Tel: 1(784) 456-2577