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Introducing the GRIT System: Revolutionising Registry Services for Guernsey Businesses

Introducing the GRIT System: Revolutionising Registry Services for Guernsey Businesses

20 September 2023

In a world that's constantly evolving, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. That's precisely what the Guernsey Registry is doing with its brand-new Guernsey Registry IT Project (“GRIT”) system. Replacing the aging system, GRIT promises to bring a wave of positive changes to the way users interact with the registry. In this blog post, we'll delve into the features and benefits of the GRIT system and explore how it's set to transform the landscape.



The Guernsey Registry has recognised the need for a more efficient, reliable, and user-friendly system, and GRIT is their answer. Here's a glimpse of what GRIT brings to the table:


1. Speed and Efficiency

GRIT is designed to be faster and more dynamic than its predecessor. Say goodbye to clunky processes and hello to streamlined operations. With GRIT, users can expect quicker responses and smoother transactions.


2. Improved User Experience

Navigating the registry will be easier and simpler with GRIT. The goal is to reduce administrative time and make it more user-friendly.


3. Enhanced Security and Reliability

Security is paramount, and GRIT is built to offer improved security and reliability. Your data will be safe, and you can trust the system to perform consistently.


4. Greater Transparency

GRIT aims to provide greater transparency in its operations. This means clearer insights into the processes and information available within the registry.


5. Compliance with 2024 MoneyVal Assessment

As the 2024 MoneyVal assessment approaches, GRIT will assist the Guernsey Registry in demonstrating compliance with the appropriate systems and processes.


6. Digital Transformation

For charities and NPOs aiming to comply with FATF AML/CFT world standards, GRIT will digitise current manual and paper processes. This transition will not only ease compliance efforts but also bring operations up to international standards.


7. Expanded Range of Services

GRIT isn't just about replacing an old system—it's about offering more. Users can expect an increased range of services to meet their evolving needs.


8. Increased Service Capacity

With GRIT in place, the registry will have an increased service capacity, ensuring smoother operations and quicker response times.


Implementation in Two Phases

The rollout of the GRIT system is being executed meticulously in two phases:


Phase 1 (Already Delivered)

Phase 1 saw the delivery of GRIT to the Charities portal and several updates to the old system, just in time for the 2023 Annual Validation period. The results were impressive, with feedback highlighting that the new portal was easier to use and looked better. An astounding 86% of Charities and NPOs submitted their Annual Validations by the deadline in 2023, with over 94% submitting by the end of March, compared to 88% in 2022.


Phase 2 (Underway)

Phase 2 is a more extended process, spanning from December 2022 to June 2024. During this phase, the new Registry service will be launched, involving the building of various parts of the register and extensive testing.


Get Involved

The Guernsey Registry values user feedback and continuously seeks to improve its services. Focus groups are run every two weeks, providing an opportunity for users to participate and share their insights. If you're interested in taking part in a focus group, you can email


A Note on Response Times

While the GRIT system undergoes intensive testing and staff training, there may be slight delays in responding to inquiries. The registry team is committed to minimizing these delays and appreciates your patience during this time.


For more information and updates on the GRIT system, visit


In conclusion, the introduction of the GRIT system marks a significant leap forward in the Guernsey Registry's efforts to provide efficient, secure, and user-friendly services for businesses. With its multiple benefits and the ongoing dedication to improvement, GRIT is poised to transform the registry landscape for the better.

by Sarah Cox

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