is the largest of the group of islands known as the Channel Islands,
located in the English Channel some 100 miles from the south coast
of England and only 10 miles from the French coast. The island has
been self-governing since the 13th century and has its own parliament,
legislature and taxation systems. The present population is some 85,000,
the majority of whom live and work in St Helier, the island's capital.
The island's economy is driven primarily by the financial services
sector, which accounts for over 50% of GDP. There is considerable
further information available online about Jersey in general and the
financial services sector in particular. The following links are the
A general site
about Jersey, with much helpful information.
The official site of the States of Jersey, the island's
site of the Jersey Financial Services Commission, the regulator
of the island's finance sector.