900 new finance jobs over next five years

There will be around 900 new jobs created in the finance industry in Jersey over the next five years, according to Jersey Finance's chief executive, Geoff Cook.

The finance industry in Jersey currently employs around 12,400 people so it's great news to hear these predictions from Mr Cook.

It is anticipated that at least 80 per cent of the roles will be filled by long-term residents.

According to the latest Business Tendency Survey, Jersey's non-finance based organisations are also more confident about the future - more confident than they have been in four years.

As this is breaking news, as more information on the survey becomes available we'll post it here!