Guernsey Company

Form a Guernsey Company for £1,850 and second year fees therafter from £1,850

Guernsey is one of the most well regulated and well respected offshore centres in the world where restrictive due diligence requirements limits the type of person or institution from setting up a business on the island. In some opinions Guernsey offers similar services to Gibraltar, except that costs are considerably higher in Guernsey.

guernsey company formationGuernsey could be the location for you as a top rated jurisdiction if you need a prestigious and politically stable location where most of UK and Europe’s major International Banks have either a Head Office or subsidiary. A Guernsey Company is suitable for clients wishing to list a fund on the stock market or to carry on insurance business.

If you are looking for a trading, holding or consulting business, Gibraltar offers a viable alternative at around one third of the price.

Guernsey Company Taxation

Similar to its Neighbour, Jersey, Guernsey levies 0% tax for non-resident companies and 10% tax for banking and financial services businesses based on the island. Utility companies pay 20% tax. Guernsey has tax treaties with Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and United Kingdom

Guernsey Company Compliance

The officers and shareholders of a Guernsey Company are required to be recorded at Companies House and the annual return detailing any changes is required to be validated every year. For most companies, accounts are required to be prepared annually but not filed at Companies House. A Corporate Director is permitted to be a director of a Guernsey company. For most of our clients Keylink Consultancy provides a Corporate Company Director, Secretary and a Shareholder service (nominees) so that your name will not appear on any official record at Companies House, ensuring that your identity is protected. Records of the identity of the beneficial owners of a Guernsey Company remain confidential.

Guernsey Company Formation

Keylink Consultancy can carry out a quick name check for you and initiate incorporation the same day or next day. Normal Incorporation takes just one day.

Guernsey Company Structure

A new Guernsey Companies Law came into effect on July 1, 2008 together with a new Guernsey Registry. The 2008 Companies Law provided for the consolidation of Guernsey Company Law from the previous legislation provided by the Companies (Guernsey) Law 1994. There are standardised articles which are used for most incorporations which allows for faster processing taking just 24 hours for incorporation.

Guernsey Nominee Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services

Unlike most other on-line Formation Agents, Keylink Consultancy provides fully-insured Nominee Corporate Director, Shareholder and Secretary Services, as an Associate of a UK Regulated Chartered Accountancy Firm. We guarantee that your Guernsey Company will be properly formed and delivered to you, managed professionally and comply with local legislative requirements, for the price quoted. There are no hidden fees.

Guernsey Company names

The Companies Law prohibits companies from having a name which is misleading. Accordingly, the use of words such as "fund", "investment" and "management" in a company's name must be used with care and often only after consultation with the GFSC and the Guernsey Registrar to ensure that no misleading impression will be conveyed. If you can’t think of a name for your company, its not a problem. You can still proceed to checkout, now and we will forward you 20 names to consider.

  • Guernsey is one of the most highly respected stable offshore centres.
  • Close proximity to the UK and historical ties makes Guernsey an excellent location for offshore funds offshore trusts and offshore banks.
  • A Guernsey corporation only needs one Director and one Shareholder and most statutory meetings can be waived or held anywhere in the world.
  • We will actively help you to save on business costs and utilise the multitude of financial services available in the territory. We can assist you to use a Guernsey Company for a variety of uses including funds and stock market listings.
  • We can guarantee to open you and Offshore HSBC Bank account with Internet Banking and Debit/Credit card and no need for you to visit Guernsey or the Bank in person.
Second year fees £1,850

Gibraltar offers many of the same benefits as Guernsey and is also an EU Member and at a considerably lower cost. Find out about our special rates for forming a Gibraltar Company.

Type of entity Limited Company Exempt
Type of law Common
Our time to establish a new company 24 hours
Minimum government fees (excluding taxation) Nil
Corporate Taxation Nil
Double taxation treaty access No
Standard currency GBP
Permitted currencies Any
Minimum paid up £1
Usual authorised £10,000
Minimum number 1
Local required No
Corporate directors permitted Yes 
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere
Minimum number 1
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere
Required Yes
Local or qualified Yes
Corporate secretary permitted Yes
Requirement to prepare Yes
Audit requirements No
Requirement to file accounts No
Publicly accessible accounts No
Requirement to file annual return Yes
Change in domicile permitted No

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