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NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES

11 Oct 2021

Press Release - BMA Announces New BTCSI Director

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) announced today that Ashley Kibblewhite has been appointed as the Director of its Banking, Trust, Corporate Services and Investments (BTCSI) Departmen...Read More

04 Oct 2021

World Investor Week 2021

Frauds and Scams Prevention
A smart investor:
Avoids “get rich quick” and “can't lose” schemes; if it looks too good to be true, it probably isRead More

01 Oct 2021

Press Release - BMA Welcomes New CEO and New Chairman of the Board of Directors

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) today welcomes Craig
Swan and Donald Scott as they step into their new roles as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the
Board...Read More

29 Sep 2021

Press Release - In Memoriam Virtual Board Available Following the Passing of Marcia Woolridge-Allwood

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – Deeply saddened by the passing of Senior Advisor Marcia Woolridge-Allwood, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) has provided an avenue for the financial services industry and associated o...Read More

09 Sep 2021

Press Release - Bermuda Reinsurers Claim Payments to UK Policyholders

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) completed its United Kingdom (UK) Data Claim Survey in June 2021, with the data showing that, during the five-year period from 2016 to 2020, Bermuda (...Read More

07 Sep 2021

Press Release - Think Markets Think Capital Limited

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) is aware that ThinkMarkets issued a press release on 17 August 2021 in which it falsely claimed to have a licence issued by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.Read More

23 Aug 2021

Press Release - United States Remains Bermuda’s Biggest (Re)insurance Partner

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – Bermuda (re)insurers paid out US$209.6 billion to United States (US) policyholders and cedants for large catastrophes, property and casualty losses and life insurance claims during the five-year perio...Read More

18 Aug 2021

Press Release - Bermuda (Re)insurers Paid $30 Billion to European Union Customers Since 2016

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – Bermuda (re)insurers paid out US$29.3 billion to European Union (EU) policyholders and cedants for property and casualty losses and life insurance claims during the five-year period from 2016 to 2020....Read More

12 Aug 2021

Press Release - Bermuda Monetary Authority Fines Allianz Life Bermuda Limited

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority) has imposed civil penalties totalling $1,700,000 on ALLIANZ LIFE BERMUDA LIMITED (Company) pursuant to sections 20 and 24A of the Proceeds of Crime (Anti-Mon...Read More

23 Jul 2021

Bermuda Reinsurers Provide Relief to US Customers - Texas Winter Storm Uri

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – Bermuda (re)insurers have estimated that they will incur gross claim losses of US$2.7 billion as payments to United States policyholders/cedants to cover the damaging effects of Winter Storm Uri, whic...Read More

20 Jul 2021

Press Release - BMA Announces Appointment of New Chairman

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) has announced that the Authority’s Deputy
Chairman, Mr. Donald Scott, has been appointed by the Minister of Finance (Minister) to serve as Chai...Read More

15 Jun 2021

Public Warning - Fraudulent Cheques

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (the Authority) is aware that fraudulent cheques have been created in the United States which falsely appear to have been issued from a US bank account operated by the Authority. The Author...Read More

12 Apr 2021

BMA Introduces Innovation and ESG Subject Matter Expert Team

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) is increasing its focus on climate change matters with the introduction of a regulatory and supervisory team specialising in the licensing and supervi...Read More

15 Mar 2021

BMA Releases 2020 Climate Change Survey Report

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) published the results of its climate change survey today.Read More

10 Feb 2021

Public Warning - Fraud Alert

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority and BMA) has been made aware of a fraudulent document being included in targeted social media messages. The fraudulent document, a “Certificate of Converting”, has misappropriate...Read More

09 Feb 2021

BMA Releases 2020 Captive Premiums

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – As of 31 December 2020, captive insurer gross premiums written held firm at approximately $40 billion, highlighting the Bermuda captive insurance market’s continued unrivalled global significance.Read More

08 Feb 2021

Press Release - BMA MoU Wyoming Division of Banking

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) and the Wyoming Division of Banking (WDOB) announced today their joint Digital Assets Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).Read More

16 Jan 2021

Press Release - Bank of Nevis Warning

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (the Authority) has been made aware of a fraudulent website at www.bankofnevis.com which falsely claims to be a crypto bank operating from an address in Bermuda and which falsely uses the n...Read More

05 Jan 2021

Bermuda Monetary Authority Cancels Insurance Registration of Economic Risk Insurance, Ltd.

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) has cancelled the insurance registration of Economic Risk Insurance, Ltd. (Company), a Class 3 insurer, for breaches of the Insurance Act 1978 (Insura...Read More

31 Dec 2020

Bermuda Monetary Authority Fines Crown Global Life Insurance Ltd. and Crown Global Life Insurance (Bermuda) Ltd.

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) has imposed civil penalties totalling $400,000 on Crown Global Life Insurance Ltd. and Crown Global Life Insurance (Bermuda) Ltd. (the Companies) purs...Read More

22 Dec 2020

Revocation of Licence - Phoenix Law Chambers

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority) has revoked the corporate service business provider Licence (Licence) of Phoenix Law Chambers (PLC), a Corporate Service Provider (CSP), for breaches of the...Read More

16 Dec 2020

BMA Staff Appointed to IAIS Committee Leadership Positions

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) announced today the appointment of two of its staff to International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) committee leadership positions.Read More

29 Oct 2020

Bermuda Monetary Authority to Participate in Global Financial Innovation Network Cross-border Testing

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) announced today that, as part of its ongoing work with the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), it will be taking part in GFIN’s invitation to...Read More

10 Oct 2020

Bermuda Monetary Authority’s Jeremy Cox Awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) announced today the commendation of its Executive Chair Jeremy Cox. Mr. Cox is being awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) as p...Read More

22 Sep 2020

Cancellation of Registration - Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance Company Limited (Company)

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority) has cancelled the insurance registration of Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance Company Limited (Company), a Special Purpose Insurer (SPI), for breaches of the Insura...Read More

21 Sep 2020

Public Censure - Blue Nile Services Limited

HAMILTON, BERMUDA –The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority) has issued a Public Censure to Blue Nile Services Limited (Company), a money service business provider, for a number of breaches of the Proceeds of Crime (Ant...Read More

08 Sep 2020

Public Warning - Website Falsely Linked to BMA

The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) has been made aware that an internet domain has been registered in the name of www.bmafinancier.com.Read More

01 Sep 2020

BMA Appoints Director Supervision (Insurance)

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) today announced the appointment of Gerald Gakundi to the position of Director, Supervision (Insurance).Read More

22 Jul 2020

2019 Annual Report Press Release

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – The Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority or BMA) released its 2019 Annual Report today, reflecting on its five decades of service to Bermuda’s financial sector and highlighting the achievements of it...Read More

12 Jun 2020

PUBLIC WARNING – QS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

HAMILTON, BERMUDA – On 6 June 2020, the Bermuda Monetary Authority (the Authority) observed that QS International Limited on its webpage, www.qsfingold.com, falsely claimed that it had been licensed by the Authority as a...Read More

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