With the introduction of a new Company Law and a brand new Company Registry in July 2008, Guernsey is becoming a cutting edge jurisdiction for company formation. Combining the advantages of legislation written for the current and future commercial environment with the latest on-line technology means that Guernsey's new Registry is truly world class, while at the same time being small enough to offer the highest levels of personal customer service.

Key features of Guernsey Companies:

  • 24 hour, 2 hour or 15 minute incorporation depending on type of company
  • Company incorporations from £100
  • Full on-line real-time service for incorporation, searches, filing, information management, document requests, transfers, dissolutions. Highly competitive prices for these services
  • Most on-line activity available 24/7
  • On-line annual validation replaces annual return so that maintenance of the company on the Register takes seconds
  • Subscription services offering e-mail notifications of changes to the Register for your companies
  • Simple solvency test replaces minimum capital requirements
  • Only one Director required as minimum
  • Intellectual Property Register to be integrated and available to all
  • Rapid future product development planned
  • Well regulated and highly respected offshore jurisdiction
  • 0% Corporation Tax for all companies (apart from licensed banks)
  • 0% Capital Gains or Inheritance Tax

For more information about Guernsey's finance industry please visit www.guernseyfinance.com

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