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JFSC Feedback from Registry inspections in 2022


On 4 APRIL 2023, the JFSC published its feedback [REPORT] regarding its Registry Supervision inspection programme in 2022.

JFSC Registry Supervision

  1. A JFSC Registry Supervision team was established in January 2022 to check that the information provided to Registry is, accurate and up to date.
  2. This new supervision includes:
    • Onsite inspections
    • The review and interrogation of data submitted to the Registry to highlight and investigate anomalies.
    • Regular review of public information sources.

The Report

  1. On 4 APRIL 2023, the JFSC published its first feedback [REPORT] regarding its Registry Supervision inspection programme in 2022.
  2. The report provides.
    • Consolidated feedback upon the visit programme,
    • Examples of good practice identified during the examinations.
    • Responses received to questions asked during visits or interviews.
  3. The report shows that between April 2022 to December 2022,
    • 560 entity inspections took place and
    • 4,843 associated parties were reviewed and details authenticated.

Report conclusion

  • Most deficiencies have been minor infractions and words of advice have been given on how to rectify registry records without using penalties which has proved proportionate as all records have been rectified in a timely manner. As the number of visits increased during 2022, the team could see improvements in the quality of records kept.

JFSC recommendation

  • Boards, senior management, and owner operators are encouraged to consider the findings and conclusion within this paper.


  1. The Registry Supervision function, established at the start of 2022, develops, and expands existing Registry oversight activities by undertaking additional risk based supervisory activities.
  2. These new functions accord with existing legislation and the DPI Law.
  3. An inspection programme, designed to carry out checks to authenticate the information provided started in April 2022.
  4. This includes inspection appointments where relevant individuals are met face to face by Registry Examination Officers.
  5. During these appointments records and original documents are inspected and information is provided to authenticate the information provided to the Registry including details of beneficial owners, controllers, directors, and other significant persons.



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