GFSC launches hotline for ‘whistleblowers’
Monday 23rd September 2013, 10:00AM BST.
‘WHISTLEBLOWING’ on financial services business is to be promoted by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.
It has launched its own ‘hotline’, separate from the commission’s switchboard, where calls will not be recorded or traced.
Director-general William Mason, pictured, said it was an important move which would encourage anonymous information which could be investigated or used to support other inquiries.
‘This will provide us with a useful source of intelligence about poor practice in firms. This is not necessarily criminal activity, it could be more misconduct.
‘People are already contacting us from within firms from time to time, but we hope this will tell us more, and provide a more structured way of getting the information through. ‘