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JFSC Exemptions & Registration extensions & more FAQs on Directors/ Family Offices/ trusts & lending activities / private lenders


Directors/ Family Offices/ trusts & lending activities - Extension 30 September 2023:

The requirement to register as a Schedule 2 business is, for the following businesses, being extended to midnight on 30 September 2023:

  1. Directors
  2. Family Offices that do not use a PTC administered by a person registered to carry out trust company business in Jersey (Family Offices)
  3. Trustees in respect of any trusts that undertake lending activities.

An extension to the registration period is being explicitly granted for these three business categories to allow the continuation of engagement to ensure those in scope businesses know their registration requirements and better understand their new obligations and how they might meet them.

FAQs trusts & lending activities – more guidance promised

To support the above extension, the JFSC will:

  1. Publish additional questions to the Lending FAQs by 30 June 2023.
  2. Host a further series of drop-in sessions throughout July to support those who may wish to seek support with completing the registration process.

Exemptions – Private Lending by Individuals

Further communication will be issued the week commencing 26 June 2023.

Exemptions – Private Trust Companies (PTCs)

  1. The JFSC wish to remind Industry that
    • A corporate trustee, which is a company acting as a trustee, will, in most cases, be considered acting as a business and acting as a professional trustee.
  2. The reason being is because they will either
    • Conduct their trade or
    • Be an integral part of the business offering of their wider group.
  3. For further details, please refer to the JFSC Statutory Guidelines (particularly section 2.4.13) on interpretation.
  4. Questions 3 and 6 in the JFSC Private Trust Companies & Family Offices FAQs might also be of assistance.

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