Press Release

 6th October 2021  The Belize International Financial Services Association (BIFSA) is a member-based statutory body with the objective, among several others, of dealing with matters affecting the interests of the members, the association, and the International Financial Services Industry (IFSI) and to take such action thereon as may be deemed

Press Release for Bi-annual CRS/AML Spring Seminar 2016

The Belize International Financial Services Association (BIFSA) on Tuesday 10th May, 2016 hosted its bi-annual CRS/AML Spring…

BIFSA Spring Seminar

The Belize International Financial Services Association (BIFSA) announces its CRS/AML Spring Seminar on


We are happy to announce the success of our FATCA/AML Seminar held on Thursday 19th February, 2015.

Recently Enacted Laws

The Government of Belize recently enacted laws affecting the offshore industry. For easy reference see library of updated laws below.

On-site Inspections

Dear Friends & Colleagues, According to the Third Schedule to the Money Laundering and Terrorism (Prevention) Act (“MLTPA”), the International Financial Services Commission (‘IFSC’) is the supervisory authority for trust and company service providers and other persons engaged in international financial services. Under Section 21(2) (a) of the MLTPA, the

Government takes over IBC and Ship Registry

Please be advised that effective June 11th, 2013, the Government of Belize has taken over the Management of the IBC and Ship Registry.  The new Deputy Registrar is Mr. Marion Palacio. Effective that date, all checks are to be written to the Government of Belize and all certificates being issued must

New Regulations as it pertains to Bearer shares

We invite all members to view the amendment to the Code of Conduct Regulation as it relates to Bearer Shares in our Legislation Section.