European Union Referendum Result

Dear Licensee,

As you will be aware, on Thursday 23rd June 2016, a referendum was held to decide whether the United Kingdom should remain a part of the European Union or leave the European Union (EU).

The result of this referendum is now confirmed: the majority of people have voted in favour of leaving the EU.

However, the nature of the UK and Gibraltar’s future relationship with the EU is yet to be determined and is likely to be a lengthy process.

Therefore, it is important to note that business as usual will continue, and Gibraltar – together with the UK – remains part of the EU.

This means that consumers and depositors will still be protected by EU laws, and businesses will still be able to rely on access to the EU.

The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission will continue to work towards compliance with EU Directives and relevant legislation, and we will work closely with HM Government of Gibraltar at this time and over the coming months.

Our team stand ready to answer any queries you may have – please direct these to

GFSC Statement on the European Union Referendum result

Annual Dinner Event, Sunborn, 30th June, 20:00

The Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers cordially invites you to the Annual Dinner which includes a 3 course dinner followed by guest speaker David Meade.

Thursday 30th June 2016 at 20:00
Sunborn Yacht Hotel
Dress Code is Black Tie
£60 per person or
Book a table of 10 for £500

David is a researcher and lecturer in international business with one of Ireland’s leading Universities, whose personal interests have always focused on aspects of popular psychology, consumer behaviour, and choice. By combining these professional and personal passions with his love of the performance of mentalism, David has become a sought after speaker with a reputation for an innovative style that forces audiences to think critically about the challenges around them. David now has his own BBC One series, Make Believe, and has become one of Europe's most dynamic, engaging and sought after key note speakers, with a client list that features some of the world's most successful organisations.

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Picardo’s defends Rock’s commitment to transparency

The United Kingdom needs to look at its own tax rules to ensure fairness, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said this weekend as he defended Gibraltar commitment to transparency.

Mr Picardo made the comment during an interview with Dermot Murnaghan on Sky News on Sunday morning in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal and comparisons with Gibraltar.

Read More - Gibraltar Chronicle

Gibraltar ‘walks tall’ at anti-corruption summit

Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday used an anti-corruption summit to defend the progress made by Britain’s Overseas Territories toward improving tax transparency.

He made the statement as he hailed the event as “the biggest demonstration of the political will to address corruption that we have seen for many, many years”.

Read More - Gibraltar Chronicle

Overseas territories spared from UK law on company registers

Crown dependencies and territories will not have to create registry of ownership that is open to public, minister says.

Britain will not make fresh demands of its overseas territories to end tax secrecy at an upcoming anti-corruption summit, the minister for the territories has confirmed. James Duddridge praised the leadership of the territories on tax transparency on Tuesday, saying they had taken a big step by agreeing to set up central registers of beneficial ownership that would be open to law enforcement agencies. 

Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers

In partnership with government and local and international professional bodies and associations, the Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers seeks to promote the exchange of views and the professional development of officers engaged in the performance of a compliance function within the Gibraltar Finance Centre.

Member Benefits

  • Latest compliance laws and regulations updates
  • Certification and training
  • 10% Discount on course and training costs
  • 10% Discount for events and conferences
  • Business Networking in Gibraltar
  • Access to member forums

Contact Information

(+350) 200 74518

Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers,

PO Box 1493, Gibraltar