Become licensed in Switzerland

Licensing in Switzerland

Obtain a financial services license in Switzerland

Swiss AMF AG is the recoginzed leader for obtaining financial services licenses in Switzerland and was responsible for licensing the first crypto exchage and multi-function banking services company license in Switzerland under Art. 2, para. 3 of the AMLA. we are also offering financial services company for sale.

Authorizations

A supervisory body (formerly known as an SRO) is an organization that is recognized by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) that exercises regulatory authority over an industry or a profession.

Swiss AMF will obtain a para-banking licese with a supervisory body officially recognized by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), with supervision pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) and/or Asset Management.

The company is authorized to:

  1. carry out credit transactions (in particular in relation to consumer loans or mortgages, factoring, commercial financing or financial leasing);
  2. provide services related to payment transactions, in particular by carrying out electronic transfers on behalf of other persons, or who issue or manage means of payment such as credit cards and travellers’ cheques;
  3. trade for their own account or for the account of others in banknotes and coins, money market instruments, foreign exchange, precious metals, commodities and securities (stocks and shares and value rights) as well as their derivatives;

Here are some of the types of companies we have helped obtain licenses:

  • Swiss asset management companies
  • Swiss payment providers
  • Swiss Trust Companies (Treuhand / fiduciary companies)
  • Swiss cryptocurrency exchanges and crypto wallet providers
  • Swiss forex companies
  • Swiss commodities traders
  • Swiss payment and banking services companies (Payments, IBANS, debit cards, currency exchange, precious metals)

 

Swiss AMF will handle all the necessary requirements from A to Z for clients who wish to become members and gain licensing with a self-regulatory Swiss supervisory body.

 

Contact us for more information.

 

 

About the License in Switzerland

In Switzerland, there are two categories of financial intermediaries. One category includes banks, insurance companies, securities dealers, fund managers, etc., and is subject to supervision under Art. 2, para. 2 of the AMLA. The other group, referred to by FINMA as the "alternative" or "para-banking" sector covers all other financial intermediaries and is subject to supervision under Art. 2, para. 3 of the AMLA. This company’s license falls under the para-banking category and has membership with a supervisory body officially approved by FINMA.

 

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