International Financial Licenses in Belize

A series of regulations brought forth in 2007 by The International Financial Services Commission (Licensing) Regulations grants the Director-General of the Commission powers to approve licenses to enable any person or legal entity to: provide, carry on, transact, or hold himself or itself out as providing, carrying on, or transacting any of the listed services below, in or from within Belize.

CILTrust International Inc. offers international financial services related to licensing for the following services:

  • Money Transmission Services
  • Payment Processing Services
  • Trading in Foreign Exchange (FOREX, FX)
  • Trading in financial commodity-based derivative instruments
  • Money Brokering
  • Money Lending and Pawning
  • Money Exchange
  • Safe Custody Services
  • Brokerage,
  • consultancy or advisory services in any of the above services
  • Online Gaming
  • Registered Public Fund
  • Recognized private or Professional Fund
  • Administrator License
  • Re-Insurance License
  • Captive Insurance License
  • Manager and Administrator License
  • International Financial Insurance License

The following fees and minimum paid up and unimpaired capital requirement apply.  Please note that these are the fees imposed by the IFSC our fees are d in the table below.not include

Service Application Fee Annual Fee Minimum Capital
Foreign Exchange Trading USD$500.00 USD$5,000.00 USD$100,000.00
Stock Trading
Includes trading in financial and commodity-based derivative  instruments and other securities (e.g. futures, options, interest rates, foreign exchange instruments,  shares, stock, contracts for differences, etc.)
USD$500.00 USD$5,000.00 USD$100,000.00
Payment Processing Services USD$500.00 USD$2,500.00 USD$50,000.00
International Money Lending
Allows for personal or household unsecured, short-term loans to non-residents 18 years of age or older.  Loans can range from USD$100 to USD$5,000 and must be paid back in less than one year at a maximum APR of 48%.
USD$500.00 USD$2,500.00 (dependent on the number of loans originated) USD$50,000.00
Money Transmission Services USD$500.00 USD$2,500.00 USD$50,000.00
Asset Protection and Management USD$500.00 USD$2,500.00 USD$25,000.00
Brokerage, consultancy or advisory services USD$500.00 USD$2,500.00 USD$25,000.00

Any company or corporate entity that has management with the requisite knowledge and expertise of the business to be carried on and has at least one director resident in Belize.

To learn more about applying for Financial Licenses in Belize and CILTrust’s services feel free to view the documentation below. Every application for a license under these Regulations shall be routed through an attorney-at-law or a licensed international financial services practitioner resident in Belize, who shall conduct a proper “Due Diligence” on the application before forwarding it to the Director General of the Commission. A copy of the Application form and Biographical affidavit can be received. from our offices. Additionally, any necessary forms or service agreements can be obtained in our Forms and Docs page in the Resource Center. You can also contact us and speak with one of our specialists by using the live chat, contact form or by email at  You can also fax us your inquiries at: 011+501-223-3501 or speak to our main office at: +011 501.223.3738

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