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Previous Announcements (since December 2007)
More stringent additional licensing conditions on money lender licences come into operation today (December 1) to better protect the public from being misled by money lending-related malpractices.
The additional licensing conditions stipulate, among other things, that money lenders must not accept a loan application referred by an intermediary if the intermediary is not its appointee registered on the Register of Money Lenders. Members of the public are reminded to verify the identity and appointment status of the intermediary at www.cr.gov.hk/mlr.
Please refer to the press release issued on November 30 for details.
The Standing Committee on Company Law Reform published its 2015 – 16 Annual Report (32nd Report) today.
For details, please refer to the press release issued on 25 November 2016.
The Companies Registry is organising the Best Counter Staff Contest 2016-17 to encourage courtesy and efficiency in the delivery of service and compliment counter staff for their excellent performance. During the voting days from 14 to 16 November 2016, customers visiting the Companies Registry’s offices are welcome to vote for the best counter staff on the basis of individual staff’s performance.
Results of the contest will be announced in mid - December 2016.
The Companies Registry Trading Fund Annual Report 2015-16 (the Annual Report) has been tabled at the Legislative Council meeting today. The Annual Report is available for download at the “Publications and Press Releases” section of this website.
The Companies Registry has issued a set of new guidelines today. The "Guidelines on Additional Licensing Conditions of Money Lenders Licence" aim to provide guidance for money lender licensees on the requirements of the additional licensing conditions which will be applicable with effect from 1 December 2016.
With effect from 3 October 2016, all applications for money lenders licences or the renewal of licences submitted to the Companies Registry must be accompanied with the relevant supplementary information sheets in addition to the application documents. For more information, please refer to "Our Services > Licensing of Money Lenders" section of this website.
The Companies Registry was awarded the "2016 SME Best Partner Award". For more information, please refer to the "Events and Activities" section of this website.
The Companies Registry released statistics for the first half of 2016 on 10 July 2016. Please refer to the press release issued on the same date for details.
The Companies Registry has launched a full scale Company Search Mobile Service (www.mobile-cr.gov.hk) to cover all search services and functions. For details, please refer to the Companies Registry External Circular No. 1/2016.
The prescribed business registration fee payable in respect of an application for company incorporation and business registration made in the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 will be reduced by a sum of HK$2,000.
The prescribed business registration fee payable in respect of a non-Hong Kong company that commences business between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 will be reduced by a sum of HK$2,000.
Applicants are still required to pay the levies for the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Fund. Please refer to the website of the Inland Revenue Department and the business registration fee & levy table for details.
The Companies Registry released its statistics for the year 2015 on 10 January 2016. Please refer to the press release issued on the same date for details.