Providing Money Services

Providing Money Services

Providing Money Services

Providing Money Services includes, without limitation:

      1. providing currency exchange;
      2. selling or issuing payment instruments;
      3. selling or issuing stored value;
      4. Execution of payment transactions, including transfers of funds on a settlement account, including a bank account, with the user's payment service provider or with another payment service provider:
        1. execution of direct debits, including one-off direct debits;
        2. execution of payment transactions through a payment card or a similar device; and
      5. Execution of payment transactions where the funds are covered by a credit line for a payment service user:
        1. execution of direct debits, including one-off direct debits;
        2. execution of payment transactions through a payment card or a similar device; and
      6. Money remittance; and
      7. Execution of payment transactions where the consent of the payer to execute a payment transaction is given by means of any telecommunication, digital or IT device and the payment is made to the telecommunication, IT system or network operator, acting only as an intermediary between the payment service user and the supplier of the goods and services.

An Authorised Person does not provide Money Services, if it does so in relation to the carrying on of another Regulated Activity where providing Money Services is in connection with and a necessary part of that other Regulated Activity.

 

General requirements

 

Requirements


Minimum threshold


Authorisation Fee (paid once)

5 000 USD

*According to AIFC Fees Rules 5.1.1., the application may not be regarded by the AFSA as submitted, and therefore ready to be reviewed, until the fee has been paid in full.

Therefore, when the application is ready for submission, please send us a completed request for invoice (please follow the link to download the form) and after that we will issue the invoice for payment. If the payment to be made by a natural person, then please provide a copy of his/her ID as well.

In accordance with the AIFC Fees Rules 1.1-1. an applicant seeking to conduct Regulated Activities in relation to Digital Assets, must pay to the AFSA an additional application fee in the amount of 2 000 USD. 


Registration Fee (paid once)


Registration fee is 300 USD (paid once) if you apply via the self-service portal and 500 USD (paid once) if you apply on paper via [email protected].

*AIFC Fees Rules


Supervision Fee (annually)


3 000 USD

*AIFC Fees Rules


Minimum Capital Requirement


The Base Capital Requirement for an Authorised Advising on Credit Facility Firm is 200 000 USD.

*AIFC Banking Business Prudential Rules 4.10


Liquid Assets Requirement


n/a

*AIFC Banking Business Prudential Rules 1.8 (3)


Appointment of Internal and External Auditor


Required

*AIFC General Rules 5.5.1.

*AIFC Financial Services Framework Regulations 109.


Organisational structure 


  • Appointment of a Board of Directors;
  • Appointment of approved and designated individuals (SEO, Finance Officer, Compliance Officer, MLRO and a deputy MLRO);
  • Appointment of committees within the company (Risk Committee, Compliance Committee etc.);

Policies and Procedures


 


 

Application package

Application Approved Individual status
Application Designated Individual status
Financial projections template
Request for Invoice
Fit and Proper Questionnaire for Controllers
Application RA (standard)_A07

Supporting documents

 

  • Incorporation certificate of Parent/head office (if applicable)
  • Board minutes approving establishment of the AIFC entity
  • Résumés/CVs for Controllers that are natural persons
  • Résumés/CVs for the members of the Board of Directors (both executive and non-executive) as applicable
  • Last audited accounts (if applicable)
  • Last audited Group accounts (if applicable)
  • A shareholding chart that depicts how the applicant is related to each of its shareholders (including natural persons) and to its related entities, Subsidiaries, and head office/Branch, as applicable
  • An organisation chart depicting the key appointments and reporting lines and, where applicable, the reporting lines to the Group or head office
  • If the applicant is a start-up evidence of source of funds
  • Evidence, such as non-binding letters of engagement, to support the applicant’s revenue-stream estimations in the financial projections
  • If the applicant is a start-up, a copy of the Shareholders’ agreement
  • Copies of any Board and management committees’ terms of reference
  • A copy of each Controller’s Kazakhstani ID card (if a Kazakhstani citizen or resident)
  • A copy of each Controller’s passport (for non-Kazakhstani citizens)
  • If your Parent is regulated in another jurisdiction provide a copy of its regulatory licence. It must include any restrictions or conditions
  • A copy of the applicant’s interbranch accounting policy (if applicable)
  • Standard Client Agreement
  • List of above-mentioned policies and procedures

*Under AIFC Financial Services Framework Regulations 31 (5), the AFSA may require the applicant to provide additional information reasonably required for the AFSA to be able to decide the application

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