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Financial Services Minister sets six-month goals

Friday, June 8th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder has laid out a six-month plan for the Ministry of Financial Services in order reach a set of goals. Minister Pinder made the remarks this week during his contribution in the 2012/2013 budget debate in the House of Assembly. “We in the Ministry have already started our initial six-month strategy plan, which will be expanded into a more comprehensive five-year strategic plan for the Ministry of......


Finance makes a home in Albany

Sunday, January 1st, 2017 | Filed Under: Features

...ina, a spa and adult and family swimming pools, it’s the perfect island residential retreat for people of means. And it just got even more attractive. The Albany Financial Centre housing some of the island’s premier high-end financial services providers is poised to provide the industry’s already strong brand with an added boost. The 50,000 sq ft facility will provide office space for around 40 tenants, the core of which will be representatives......


Brian Moree: a respected voice

Thursday, January 4th, 2007 | Filed Under: Features

...imism in The Bahamas’ financial services industry. And, as usual, Brian Moree was cited among the major players in offering assistance and supporting legislation that increased the country’s competitiveness. For openers, the Financial Services Consultative Forum, a private sector advocacy group, won praise from the government and had its mandate extended for another 12 months, with Moree continuing on as chairman. He alluded to several......


Working together in financial services

Monday, July 1st, 2013 | Filed Under: Features

...ctitioners. Too often the public and private spheres operate independently, with scant regard to practical application or market demand. In financial services in The Bahamas, however, this gap has been bridged by the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB), which comprises a profusion of industry leaders and is part funded by the government and part funded by members. Heading the organization is chief executive officer and managing director......


BFSB 2012 Awards presentations – photos

Monday, November 12th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...us Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Limited Achiever of the Year: Christan L. Pratt, Credit Suisse AG Nassau Branch Student of the Year: Aldeka B. King, BBA – Accounting (COB) Minister of Financial Services, the Hon. L. Ryan Pinder, brought remarks on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas, congratulating all of the outstanding industry practitioners singled out for recognition and also acknowledging the gifted capacity resident throughout......


FS Minister backs AEOI Bill

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 | Filed Under: News & Press

Here follows the contribution by the Member of Parliament for the Seabreeze constituency and Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan on the Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information Bill, 2016: Mr. speaker, I rise to second the following bill: A bill for an act to provide for the implementation of the common standard on reporting and due diligence for financial account information in tax matters and for connected purposes a......


BIFS visits Financial Services Minister

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

...dent of the Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS) Tanya McCartney along with executive director Kim Bodie and chairman of the Education Committee Jane Major made a courtesy call on the Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder last week. At the meeting, Minister Pinder discussed his plans to advance the financial services industry, with a specific focus on education and training. He expressed his interest in assisting organizations......


Remarks by the Minister of Financial Services

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 | Filed Under: News & Press

Remarks by Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder at the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) symposium held in Nassau Monday, November 5, 2012: Introduction Welcome today to this informational seminar on the United States legislation, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The Internal Revenue Services describes the FATCA as “an important development in US efforts to improve tax compliance involving foreign financial assets......


Innovation in financial services

Sunday, July 13th, 2014 | Filed Under: Features

...he international tax system. Due to the convergence of these initiatives, in February 2014 the OECD unveiled a new single global standard for the automatic exchange of information between tax authorities worldwide. So, while financial services providers in The Bahamas strive to be in compliance with these rules, the regulations will also alter the way business is done. In The Bahamas, we know these changes will require us to be more competitive......


Investing: why The Bahamas

Friday, January 4th, 2008 | Filed Under: Features

...professionals • essential public services and • modern infrastructure and • an ideal climate and lifestyle. These are all “great to haves,” but many countries competing with The Bahamas in its core industries of tourism and financial services can boast the same. An investor looking to invest in The Bahamas is seeking more than just the selling points above. The investment has to make commercial sense and provide a suitable return for the risk......


EPA consultations begin

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 | Filed Under: News & Press

Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder said March 19 that the multi-sectoral European Partnership Agreement (EPA) stakeholder consultation is imperative in the development of a national EPA Implementation Work Plan by The Bahamas. “This implementation plan is inextricably intertwined with the establishment of a dedicated National EPA Implementation Unit who will hold the mandate to bring to fruition our agreed obligations to the......


Financial Services Ministry to focus on training

Monday, February 24th, 2014 | Filed Under: News & Press

Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder said last week that the issue of training and human development within the financial services industry is an essential pillar of the Ministry, pointing out that the Ministry followed through on its budget promises to ensure that new learning opportunities are created for Bahamians in the financial services sector. “Through our affiliation with the AIBT (Association Of International Banks and......


A clear choice for financial technology

Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | Filed Under: Features

Fintech continues to generate a wide variety of new opportunities to build financial products and deliver financial services in ways never imagined. The Bahamas is committed to grasping the opportunities that Fintech presents to the financial services industry and the broader economy, as it takes collective action to transform the way it does business. Fintech is a new, disruptive combination of technology and finance that is rippling......


BFSB marks a decade of change

Thursday, January 1st, 2009 | Filed Under: Features

Launched in April 1998, the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) has been at the forefront of the continuing evolution of The Bahamas’ financial services sector for over ten years. Playing a hands-on role in the creation and modification of legislation, while vigilantly promoting the jurisdiction’s services worldwide, the multidisciplinary body has underpinned the success of the sector and helped the country maintain a strong international......


Minister Strachan addresses BFSB AGM

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 | Filed Under: News & Press

Here follows remarks by Minister of Financial Services Hope Strachan at the Bahamas Financial Services Board’s Annual General Meeting held last week in Nassau: It is indeed a pleasure and a privilege to have been asked to speak to you on this the occasion of your annual General meeting. This invitation is a demonstration of the partnership and the collaboration between the Government of The Bahamas, The BFSB and the private financial......

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