October 2014 Newsletter – Good Auditing Principles and Characteristics

In accordance with section 35 of the Financial Services Regulatory Commission Act 2009, (FSRC Act), all regulated entities are obligated to annually appoint an auditor with an accreditation of Chartered Public Accountant or Association of Certified Chartered Accountant, satisfactory to the Commission.

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September 2014 Newsletter – High Risk Factors in AML/CFT

Regulated businesses are to develop and implement monitoring processes for detecting and reporting suspicious activities with emphasis on high-risk countries. Policies and procedures should focus on combating money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism which would provide the foundation for this fight.

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August 2014 Newsletter – Confidentiality

The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis ensures that a high level of confidentiality is maintained within its Financial Services Sector through the enactment of various legislation, namely the Confidential Relationships Act, Cap 21.02, the Banking Act Cap 21.01, the Nevis Offshore Banking Ordinance Cap 7.05 and AML/CFT Regulations.

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July 2014 Newsletter – Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs)

In view of increased legislative requirements for financial institutions to develop and implement measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, money launderers may look at DNFBPs to try and conceal laundered proceeds and revenues of crimes. Thus, there is potentially, significant risks in the services offered by this sector being misused for money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

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June 2014 Newsletter – How to Become a Licensed Registered Agent for International Insurance

The NIIO was enacted in April of 2004 and has provided registered insurers and auxiliary service providers the ability to carry on related business from within Nevis. These types of businesses require the use of proper supervision and regulatory guidelines in order to ensure that there are flexible and progressive provisions, while at the same time maintaining strong regulatory standards.

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