Month: August 2019

Offshore Labuan Licensing: Advantages and Options

Victoria of Labuan, the Pearl of Borneo, is best known as a financial centre and for its duty-free shopping in the otherwise reserved federal territory of Malaysia. Patronised by offshore investors and banking businesses seeking financial licensing, as well as savvy bargain-hunters alike, this is a guide for those interested in setting up a money-broking …

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Digital Bank Licensing in Singapore

The banking and finance industry of Singapore is amongst the most innovative sectors in the world-renowned for its espousal of cutting-edge financial technologies while sustaining robust legislative policies. Working towards the country-wide initiative of a Smart Nation, Singapore’s finance industry stands its ground as a resolute contender in the technological arena. Digital bank licensing is …

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A Comprehensive Guide to European Financial Licences

Europe begets leading financial services in terms of infrastructure, trading skills as well as human resources. Authorities in Europe boast exceptional quality over a wide range of financial licensing services, including popular options like banking, securities, forex, investments and payment systems. The authorities also possess a vigorous legislative framework. These characteristics make the European Union …

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DesFran: Why Cryptocurrency Licensing in Estonia?

The establishment of Estonia’s Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Prevention Act (MLTFPA) in 2017 had introduced two brand new licences for businesses specialising in the trade and exchange of cryptocurrencies. In less than a year of declaring the MLTFPA, more than 800 cryptocurrency licences have been issued. As Europe’s pioneer for such regulations, Estonia has …

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Better Tax Incentives Await Foreign Investors in Indonesia

Re-elected Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is known for his “hard” and “soft” approaches, whereby the hard approach focuses on building infrastructure while the soft approach is to streamline policies, regulations, and improve the skills of potential talents. This type of system will be developed to encourage entrepreneurs and investors to form an offshore company …

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Cryptocurrencies in Thailand: From Regulation to Application

Bitcoin, the first decentralised cryptocurrency, was introduced a decade ago with the promise of delivering an alternative currency that is more secure, transparent, as well as better controlled than the extensively used fiat money. Despite the throng of benefits that cryptocurrency may have over physical money, there has been but mere cautious and meagre adoptions …

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