Barbados (BB)

Jurisdiction Overview

471 *BO Record: Does the registration of domestic companies comprise beneficial owner's identity information? No. Companies available without recorded beneficial ownership information.
 Data Date: 2019


There is no indication that beneficial ownership information has to be registered with a central authority (GF 2016; CFATF 2018). In 2018, the CFATF wrote "while there is a requirement to obtain BO information, there is no express legal requirement to hold the said information up-to date. Further, the annual filing requirement does not achive the requirement in the present legal formulation. (...) section 170 of the COMPA, mandates that companies maintain at the registered office a record of shareholders with a statement of the number of shares held by each and the BOs, who holds the shareholders. However, there the provision in section 175 of the COMPA to hold such information at a location which the director of the company may determine, limits the requirement that the information is kept at a specified location" (CFATF 2018: 133).


GF 2016; CFATF 2018