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Belize Securities License

Belize is an independent parliamentary constitutional monarchy within the British Commonwealth. The nation has long been known for its financial stability, pegging its local currency directly to the volatility of the United States dollar. In recent years, the government of Belize has made largely successful efforts to transition the focus of the nation’s economy from staple commodities to financial services.

Belize has long been recognized as a tax haven, offering zero taxes on offshore profits. The country’s banking infrastructure is also popular among sophisticated professionals who find the relative privacy of Belize to be largely unrivaled. Moreover, the nation’s international business corporation regime and court structure makes it one of the most attractive locations for asset protection.

Belize is an ideal location for promoters of Securities businesses. Belize offers a Trading in Securities License which covers all related Securities activity, including acting as a broker of equity and debt securities – including United States listed equities. The licensure is recognized world-wide and many top international Securities broker-dealers are licensed in Belize. In addition, the process of obtaining a license is both cost effective and can be accomplished quickly.

Advantages of a Belize Securities License

In recent years, increasingly complex regulation and an erosion of financial privacy rights in major financial centers such as the United States and United Kingdom have started to drive securities trading offshore. In fact, each day billions are traded in non-traditional, offshore securities exchanges which tend to offer favorable price discovery, comparable volume and lower trading fees. Established offshore financial markets such as Belize offer financial service providers with a unique opportunity to participate in the burgeoning offshore securities industry.

Belize Securities License at a Glance

License Trading in Securities License
Time to License Approx. 4 Months
Capital Requirement Approx. $50,000
Tax Structure Zero (0%) Percent Tax on Offshore Profits
Economic Substance Yes
Local Director Yes
AML/KYC Yes
Audit Yes

Resources

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Belize Securities License – Application.
Belize Securities License – Application Checklist
Belize Securities License – Regulatory Guidelines for Application.

Belize Securities License Package

    • Establish Belize business corporation.

    • Preparation and drafting of shareholder and officer agreements.

    • Preparation and drafting of narrative business plan.

    • Preparation and drafting of current financial statements.

    • Preparation and drafting of 3 years financial projections.

    • Preparation and drafting of personal financial statements for owners.

    • Preparation and submission of application with Vanuatu Financial Services Commission.

    • Preparation and drafting of responses to regulatory authority

    • Identification and engagement of auditor and prime broker.

    • Facilitate opening of bank accounts and payment processors.

    • Preparation and drafting of AML/KYC policies and procedures.

    • Preparation and drafting of client agreements and disclosures.

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