This notice is issued by the Financial Supervision Commission (“the Commission”) in accordance with the powers conferred upon it under Section 22 of the Financial Supervision Act 1988.
The Commission has recently become aware of a website using the above URL and purporting to
represent Standard Bank Offshore.
The genuine Standard Bank Offshore is a registered Business name on the Isle of Man for a group of
Standard Bank Isle of Man Limited
Standard Bank Trust Company (Isle of Man) Limited
Standard Bank Stockbrokers (Isle of Man) Limited
Standard Bank Manx Holdings Limited
Standard Bank Services Limited
Standard Bank Offshore is not in itself licensed or regulated by the Commission, however, those
companies within the group undertaking licensable activities are. The licensed and regulated group
Standard Bank Isle of Man Limited - Banking Licence and authorised to conduct Category 3
Standard Bank Stockbrokers (Isle of Man) Limited - Investment Business Licence (Category 5c)
Standard Bank Trust Company (Isle of Man) Limited - Corporate Service Provider Licence (Category
The website using the above URL appears to have been copied, in parts, from the website of the
genuine Standard Bank Offshore. The Commission are satisfied that the website using the URL does
not represent and is in no way associated or endorsed by the genuine Standard Bank Offshore.
The website using the URL states the correct Isle of Man address for the genuine Standard Bank
Offshore, however, the telephone numbers and email addresses contained within it are bogus. The
telephone numbers quoted for the Isle of Man address on the website appear to relate to mobile
telephone numbers provided by a United Kingdom Telecommunications provider.
The registrant of the above URL is recorded as:
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The genuine Standard Bank Group operates a number of websites. They publish useful information
on establishing whether a website is really operated by the Group.
The Commission encourages anybody dealing with members of the Standard Bank Group online to
read this information.
Under the circumstances the Commission would strongly urge persons considering dealing with any
entities purporting to operate from the website at www.standardoffshorebank.com to exercise the
greatest possible caution before proceeding, bearing in mind the contents of this public notice.
Any persons who have paid funds away to any entities purporting to operate from the website at
www.standardoffshorebank.com should consider reporting details to their local Police Fraud Unit at
the earliest possible opportunity.
Any persons who are involved in any dealings with entities purporting to operate from the website at
www.standardoffshorebank.com and have concerns should contact the Enforcement Division on +44
1624 689313 or by e-mail to [email protected].
FSC reference: JPM/26/2003