One of the important factors for clients who choose a Forex broker is the availability of an appropriate license — official permission from the financial regulator (or a special financial commission). A license provides a Forex broker with access to professional stock markets and gives the legal right to conduct trading operations. For traders and investors, a license is a guarantee of reliability and a good reputation of a broker.
It is necessary to register a local company, for which a license will subsequently be issued. You should select the name of the company, indicate the participants and provide their documents in order to register a company.
The company needs to open a bank account in order to deposit the share capital. Opening an account is a complex process that should be entrusted to professionals. In order to open an account, you should to collect a package of documents and competently conduct further negotiations.
The exact amount of authorized capital depends on the type of the license. The beneficiary must provide documents on the source of origin of funds contributed as authorized capital upon bank's request.
The company must have key positions employees, some of them must be local. We will help with the search and selection of employees.
Office rent is not mandatory, but having one will significantly increase your chances of obtaining a license. We will select a budget option that meets the requirements.
It is necessary to prepare a business plan, and policies. In addition, application forms must be filled out. The client will only need to provide a basic information, on the basis of which we will prepare documents, taking into account local legislation.
It is necessary to submit an application to the regulator after preparing the company and documents. After submitting an application, you must be ready to answer additional questions from the regulator. We will take care of timely and competent answers.
The company receives a license after successfully passing the previous stages.
Each jurisdiction has its own requirements for companies wishing to obtain a license for financial activities. The permit is issued by the local regulator, the state authority in the country that issues the license. In Montenegro, the main financial regulator (licensing authority) is the Central Bank.
An investment license gives the right to provide multiple financial services, including consulting, portfolio management, administration of financial instruments, execution of various orders on behalf of a client, etc. In turn, obtaining a license imposes an obligation on the company to provide reporting to the regulator. The licensing authority also acts as an arbitrator in case of disputes.
The list of mandatory (basic) requirements for obtaining an investment license includes:
Registration of a license implies the mandatory payment of state fees.
Obtaining an investment license in Montenegro is a complex procedure that takes up to six months on average (considering the preparation of documents and verification of the applicant company).
The proof of the legality of the brokerage firm engaged in securities transactions on behalf and/or at the expense of the client is the license. Investors and traders give preference to licensed financial intermediaries as they realize that there is no sense to count on any legal recourse if a conflict of interest situation arises with an illegitimate broker.
If a Forex broker is planning to expand activities in the European Union, Cyprus is usually chosen for this purpose. It is one of the most suitable jurisdictions because it is possible to obtain the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) license there. It allows brokers to legally operate, take customer deposits, and perform other legal actions in the territory of any EU member state.
Forex licensing requires the applicant to comply with certain requirements and conditions and submit a set of documents. Business owners choose Vanuatu for obtaining such a license as the Financial Services Commission (VFSC) has established the most favorable conditions for licensing companies in this jurisdiction. The regulatory authority may grant a license of one of three classes, each of which provides business owners with certain privileges and advantages.
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