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Facts about Jersey

  • Jersey, at 45 square miles (118 square km) in size, is the largest of the British Channel Islands. The Island is located 85 miles (135 km) south of mainland Britain and 14 miles (22 km) from the coast of France.
  • The population of 87,700 (as at the end of 2004) includes some 12,000 professionally trained staff working within finance and support industries.
  • Jersey's status as a Crown Dependency gives the Island constitutional rights of self-government and judicial independence. This offers both businesses and investors the benefits of an independent international finance centre which is close to the United Kingdom and mainland Europe.
  • The Island's main language is English. However, due to Jersey's cosmopolitan nature, most European languages are spoken and can be used for business transactions.
  • The British pound (£) and Jersey pound (valued 1:1) form its retail currency, with all major currencies accepted for financial transactions.

Useful Jersey Links

Jersey Association of Trust Companies
www.jatco.org

Jersey Bankers Association, the professional association representing the Island's banking institutions and trust companies wholly owned by banks
www.jerseybankersassociation.com

Jersey Chamber of Commerce
www.jerseychamber.com

Jersey Finance
www.jerseyfinance.je

Jersey Financial Services Commission, the finance industry's regulatory authority
www.jerseyfsc.org

Jersey Funds Organisation, professional association representing the Island's funds industry
www.jerseyfunds.org

Jersey Law Society, professional association representing the Island's lawyers
www.jerseylawsociety.je

Jersey Legal Information Board
www.jerseylaw.je

Jersey Office of the Auditor & Comptroller General
www.jerseyauditoffice.je

Jersey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants, professional association representing the Island's accountants
www.jscca.org

Jersey States Assembly
www.statesassembly.gov.je

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in Jersey (STEP Jersey)
www.step.org/jersey

States of Jersey, the Government of the Island of Jersey
www.gov.je