Guernsey is a leading financial centre in the global market place.
The Island has developed an enviable reputation for being a well regulated and yet highly commercially orientated jurisdiction in which to transact business. Its finance sector has been established for over 50 years and is highly regarded for its professionalism across all financial disciplines as well for the top calibre ancillary services such as legal and accountancy services.
Guernsey enjoys total fiscal and legal autonomy and over the years has often led the way on the world financial stage with a number of creditable pioneering “firsts” – a leader in the captive insurance market, a pioneer for incorporated cell companies and most recently the launch of the first image rights registry which opened for business as recently as December 2012.
Guernsey as a jurisdiction offers a number of fiscal benefits over other jurisdictions. The Island has a fixed income tax rate of 20%, no Capital Gains Tax or Inheritance Tax and currently no Valued Added Tax (VAT) or Goods Service Tax (GST).
The Island’s political stability, its accessibility from London and mainland Europe together with the in depth expertise of its workforce makes Guernsey the jurisdiction of choice for clients with business interests in the UK, Europe and beyond.