The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is one of the world’s leading financial centres. So, why would you want a BVI company check? In basic terms, to find out about the company. Checks on businesses are conducted when you need to verify the legitimacy of a company, or are, perhaps, undertaking investigative due diligence. Questions such as – does it even exist? How long has it existed? What type of company is it, and how about the Authorised Share Capital? The problems arise when you ask who is behind the company. Who are the directors, where are they based, how many are there? Sadly, this information is usually not made public.