Belize International Payment Processing Services License_Guideline

Belize International Payment Processing Services License

The International Financial Services Commission Act of 2011, provides regulations on Belize International Payment Processing Services License. This are regulated by Belize International Financial Services Commission.

The Licensee is required to fully disclose in advance to customers the charges for services provided by the licensee and shall not be discriminatory between customers.

Some of the other International Financial Services include:

  1. Formation or management of international business companies or other offshore entities.
  2. Formation or management of international (or offshore) trusts and the provision of international trustee services.
  3. International insurance services.
  4. International asset protection and management.
  5. International collective investment schemes (such as mutual funds, unit trusts, etc.).
  6. Money transmission services.
  7. Trading in foreign exchange.
  8. Money brokering.
  9. Money lending and pawning.
  10. Money exchange.
  11. Safe custody services.
  12. Accounting services.
  13. Brokerage, consultancy or advisory services in any of the above service

Legal Requirements



Element Requirement(s)
Entity Requirements
  • Partnership
  • International Business Company
  • Limited Company
  • Unit Trust
Director’s Requirements The licensee will need at least 2 (two) natural person Fit and Proper Directors of any jurisdiction
Shareholder requirements The licensee will need at least 2 shareholders
Audited accounts The applicant shall provide details to the commission an approved auditor of any jurisdiction
Compliance Officer, Money-laundering Reporting Officer and Money Laundering Compliance Officer The Compliance Officer must be approved by the commission form any jurisdiction
Belize Office The applicant will operate an office however not compulsory in Belize.

The Licensee shall not establish a branch, subsidiary or representative office without the prior approval of the IFSC

Minimum Capital Requirements The Licensee shall at all times keep deposited with a bank or other licensed financial institution in Belize the minimum paid up and unimpaired capital of USD 75,000, which shall not be removed or reduced without the prior written permission of the IFSC

Ongoing Obligations

  • The Licensee shall pay special attention to transactions in excess of US$10,000.00 (or its equivalent in any currency) in one transaction and forthwith report all suspicious transactions to the Financial Intelligence Unit of Belize.
  • The Licensee shall at all times comply with Section 19 of the Money Laundering and Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2008 of Belize in regard to the originator information on all payment processing transactions.
  • The Licensee shall submit to the IFSC by electronic means by the tenth of the end of each month (or at such other times as may be specified by the IFSC) the following information, as applicable
  1. the value of cash settlements between the Licensee and its customers, including supporting reports from the database;
  2. the following information on each payment processing transaction during the preceding month:
  3. name and address of the sender;
  4. name and address of recipient;
  5. country of origin;
  6. date of the transaction
  7. amount of the transact

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