Obtain a Forex License for Your Company

/Obtain a Forex License for Your Company

GBO offers professional assistance and guidance regarding the process of obtaining Forex licenses and Forex regulation in CySEC, Vanuatu, Seychelles, Belize and more.

For many Forex companies, it is essential to set up a regulated or licensed business.

  • We have had proven success in setting up forex license and forex regulation companies of this sort in a range of jurisdictions around the world.

  • We provide this service based on the particular needs and requirements of each client.
  • We can assist companies to obtain CryptoCurrecy licenses based on the particular needs and requirements of each client.

We offer forex broker regulation & forex licensing in the following jurisdictions


Our goal is to serve our clients from start to finish and assist them throughout the incorporation of the Forex company and licensing process in order to ease the stress of the process on the client.

We offer additional services such as opening corporate bank accounts, merchant accounts, nominees services and more – all geared towards running a smooth and successful Forex  business.

Obtaining more than 120 forex licenses to FX companies around the world shows we are trustworthy

Contact us for a quote price for a forex license

The main advantages of being regulated for clients and regulated FX companies

  • Transparency – The regulators in any jurisdiction keep records of all formal proceedings against the FX company. With a couple clicks of the mouse, a trader can find out if the firm has had serious problems with clients or regulators
  • Safety – A regulated forex broker must keep its clients’ funds in segregated accounts that are completely separate from the company corporate bank account. This is important for 2 main reasons:
  • It ensures that customer funds are protected and prevents companies from closing their offices, moving their clients’ funds away, and absconding with the money.
  • It means that a company cannot use the money in one trader account to pay-out another winning trader.
  • Higher credibility – forex regulation and licensing increase the credibility of the company both by the clients/traders and the employees/staff of the company
  • Dispute center – Unregulated brokers can act as judge whenever a dispute is filed against them, whereas regulated brokers have to answer to the regulator where their license was issued. The regulator investigates each dispute or complaint against the company and determine whether the broker acted lawfully or unlawfully in the given instance. Their decision can affect the broker’s FX license holding and in extreme cases the broker can lose its license, can get huge fines and can limit the broker to operate.

The key to operating a successful forex brokerage is to obtain a legitimate and valid license

Obtain an Offshore Forex License

You’ve heard how lucrative having a forex brokerage is, right? If you’ve decided to open a forex business, you better do things right. While it is true that you can operate a forex company without a license, you should know that it is not legal to do so and therefore it represents a huge risk and it shows short term vision from the part of the owners and operators. Once you decide to open a forex brokerage, one of the first things you should do is obtain an offshore forex license.

Obtaining an offshore forex license is the most lucrative way to operate a forex company. Obtaining an offshore forex license can be done with a relatively low capital investment, low maintenance fees and through a quite simple, expedited process. The key to obtaining a forex license is to determine which jurisdiction best matches your business model and resources. Once you submit all your documentation to your desired jurisdiction, you can get your license in a matter of weeks.

Some jurisdictions have more complicated and expensive procedures than others and in comparison to the UK’s FCA, Cypriot CySec and United States’ SEC, Seychelles and Vanuatu offer reputable licenses at relatively low cost and all through a simple process of application. At GBO, we can assist you in every step of the way so you begin operating your forex brokerage legally.

Once you obtain a forex license, you can legally offer trading services to individuals residing in that jurisdiction and any license from a member state of the European Union allows you to offer trading services to residents across the EU. Consult with your legal advisor to find out which jurisdiction matches your target market best.

Benefits of Obtaining an offshore Forex License

  • Transparency – The regulators in any jurisdiction keep records of all formal proceedings against the FX company. With a couple clicks of the mouse, a trader can find out if the firm has had serious problems with clients or regulators
  • Unlicensed forex brokerages have a hard time obtaining banking services. Most banks will not allow forex brokerages to open a bank account if they do not hold a license.
  • Quick approval process
  • Affordable licensing fees
  • Low cost renewal fees
  • Can operate around the globe (depending on jurisdiction)
  • Minimal capital deposit (in Vanuatu $2,000, in Seychelles $50,000 but you can use the money after obtaining the offshore forex license)
  • Simple due diligence requirements
  • Low cost renewal fees
  • Posting your license on your website helps you attract traders
  • No accounting or audit reports required
  • Non-resident individuals can act as directors or owners of the company
  • Having a license gives potential traders a level of trust in your company
  • By obtaining a license, you create immense possibilities of opening a corporate bank account

Forex Broker Regulation

Depending on the jurisdiction, laws and regulations differ regarding the licensing of Forex companies. The regulations that are in play though are mainly to ensure proper conduct by the company and to ensure they follow all legislation and regulation set by these licenses. Many such companies decide to go through the FX licensing process as it assures their clients of proper conduct and instills trust in their online activities.

Requirements for these jurisdictions include availability of a local office, simplified reporting and reasonable taxes. Depending on what type of license is required, the mandatory initial capital starts from $30,000. The average time frame is estimated at about half a year, while the average cost is about $35,000.

Registering in the above mentioned jurisdictions means that Forex companies can easily deal with European clients as well as having the process of opening a corporate bank account simplified.

Offshore Forex Broker License and regulation allows you to operate legit and will help you to open bank accounts in reputable financial institutes.

What is a Regulated Forex Broker?

Regulated Forex brokers have the authority from the jurisdiction in which a company is incorporated to operate under a license. They are required to follow the forex regulation requirements of the authority of the jurisdiction. A Forex  who obtain regulation has a higher level of transparency and therefore has better credibility than a non-regulated Forex broker as they do no operate under strict regulation.

Forex Regulated vs non-regulated forex?

  • There are several criteria that a regulated Forex broker must meet regarding his financial statements, leverage, minimum capital, accounting and more. One of the main criteria is the forex quotes, which is the forex system that the broker uses where the clients receive true and live quotations. This point is essential in Forex as it forms the basis for Forex trade. A non-regulated broker is not monitored by any authority and therefore there is more risk involved in providing improper quotations.
  • The differences between a regulated and non-regulated Forex broker are more evident in the back-office operations and internal management of the company.
  • The differences are felt in the management and operations of the company regarding the legal and banking side of the company. Every company requires a bank account as well as a PSP system (Payment Service Provider) in order to receive payments from customers via bank transfer, credit card clearing and e-valets such as PayPal and Netteller.
  • Non-regulated companies have much more difficulty opening a bank account than a regulated broker. Most banks will not accept non-regulated brokers as the risk is too high.

GBO is leading the way for many unregulated forex companies to become regulated and to obtain their forex license. As there are many jurisdictions offering FX licenses it it very important to the FX Company to obtain the right license for them.

Why forex Regulation is Important for forex traders and for forex companies/brokers

While regulation in forex markets was virtually non-existent in earlier years, the rapid growth of forex trading among retail investors has led to increasing scrutiny and regulation by governments and semi-governmental agencies worldwide.

Usually the forex  license permits regulated entities to act as counterparties for forex transactions with retail customers, end users, speculators, traders, etc, and it requires all online forex dealers to be registered and meet strict financial standards enforced by those regulators.


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FX companies that hold a forex trading license are required to meet strict financial standards. In addition to maintaining capital adequacy requirements, they are required to submit financial reports to regulators (by some regulators) amidst many other regulatory demands.

Forex trading license requirements

No matters where you would like to obtain your forex license, you will always need to supply documents to the local financial services authority. We pointed out the main

forex trading license requirements for applying the license, not include all the corporate documentation, just the personal documents.


  • Minimum capital requirements – Almost in all jurisdictions you must deposit amount of money, starting from $2,000 in Vanuatu, for example.
  • Notarized Personal documents of the owners of the company – like passport copies, utility bills  and more – depends in the jurisdiction specific requirements.
  • Notarized Police Clearance Certificate.
Essentially, Forex regulation means that there is an independent body between the trader and the forex broker company who is looking out for your interests, making sure that everything is always above board and that you are being treated fairly.