How to obtain a forex brokers license
The first step in starting your own Forex or Securities trading company is to set up a company. Setting up the right company for you, in the right way requires experience and industry insights.
OCA offshore our fiduciary company will take care of all your needs including finding you the right Jurisdiction, offshore or onshore, take you through the entire due diligence process for incorporation.
There are several jurisdictions available that may suit your needs; We will be able to guide you through the best options: from offshore company solutions with tax and privacy incentives to onshore company solutions for increased reputation and flexibility.
There are several different options for licensing your Forex Brokerage. Selecting the most appropriate trading license in the different jurisdictions whilst taking into account your financial restrictions and your ultimate objective. An initial free consultation helps us to understand your needs and establish the right plan to move forward.
We have had experience obtaining licenses from most of the offshore jurisdictions and several of the major financial centres including Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. While we do favor certain offshore jurisdictions due to timeframe for issuing the license and cost effeciency, we assist the client to choose the most suitable licensing country for their needs.
Licensing Criteria and Procedures for Applying for Securities Licenses
- Usually 2 directors and shareholders.
- Complaince officer required.
- Substance laws requiring presence.
- Director experience to be eligable.
- Taxation usually low or zero.
- Submission of audited financials.
- Professional indemnity insurance.
- Registration of company.
- Creation of manuals & procedures.
- Preparation of application pack.
- Finalisation with the regulator.
- Completing post issuance procedures.
- KYC & due diligence documents.
- Bank reference letter.
- Detailed CV & Bio of directors.
- Educational qualifications.
- Individual references.
Comparison of Top 5 Jursidictions
Forex & Securities Dealers licenses
|Type of License||Mauritius||Seychelles||Vanuatu||Comoros||Georgia|
|Capital Requirements for the Company||EUR 25 000||USD 50 000||USD 50 000||USD 250 000||USD 200 000|
|Corporate tax rate||3%||1.5%||0%||0%||0% or 15%|
|Audited Annual Reports||✓||✓||✓||―||✓|
|Bank account in local bank||✓||―||―||―||✓|
|Complexity to obtain the license||Medium||Medium||Medium||Easy||Medium|