Thursday, May 26, 2011

Regular Statistical Bulletin Published by BVI FSC

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission has published the twenty-first volume of its Quarterly Statistical Bulletin, providing statistics and information on financial services activities for the fourth quarter of 2010.

By the information of the Registry of Corporate Affairs, for the fourth quarter period ended 31 December 2010 there were 14,267 Business Companies newly registered, a little decline if compared to 15,946 companies in the third quarter of 2010. Cumulative number of business companies as of 31 December 2010 was 459,364. Also, there were 29 Limited Partnerships registered in Q4 2010 (cumulative number 679). In total, in the year 2010 more BVI Business Companies were registered than in 2009, but the number of new incorporations was still lower than in the years 2007 and 2008.

The Banking Sector statistics of commercial banks for the fourth quarter 2010 comprised the following figures: total assets - US$2,453 million, cash items – US$757,7 million, total liabilities – US$2,062,6 million. Net income was US$36,316, loan loss reserves were US$1,4 million.

The Investment Business statistics has shown that total number of licences granted in the fourth quarter of the year was 31, cumulative number of licences as at 31 December 2011 being 2706.

As of the end of the fourth quarter of the year, there were 20 insolvency practitioners including full and restricted licences. Cumulative number of Insurance licences granted as at 31 December 2010 was 255 (16 issued in the fourth quarter of the year).

According to the Legal and International Co-operation statistics, in Q4 2010 there were 26 International Cooperation Matters, 24 of them being formal requests, and 25 Enforcement Matters. Also, in the fourth quarter of 2010 there were 644 Matters before the Licensing and Supervisory Committee (LSC), and 5 on-site inspections.

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