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Managing Partner
Attorney at Law
Managing Partner
Attorney at Law
January 20, 2020 | News
The company with the 'fintech license', or so-called 'banking license light' in Switzerland is the best option for the innovative startups and entrepreneurs willing to benefit from the reliability and prestige of Swiss financial sector environment.
The company with the 'fintech license', or so-called 'banking license light' in Switzerland is the best option for the innovative startups and entrepreneurs willing to benefit from the reliability and prestige of Swiss financial sector environment.

The license is the suitable solution for the:

payment services providers;

e-money and e-wallet providers;
Swiss FinTech License Company
Finma
IT-related companies;

companies considering an initial coin offering (ICO);
crowdfunding platforms; incubator and accelerators, either fintech-related or focused on digital innovations;
businesses based on blockchain technology as well as activities within the framework of investment advice, algorithm-based data analyses;
companies that operate payment systems including such systems based on cryptocurrencies or other blockchain applications.

The license allows:

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to extend the permissible holding period for settlement accounts in connection with crowdfunding;

to decrease barrier to enter the Swiss market of bank-like services for the entrepreneurs with innovative Fintech business models;
to accept deposits from the public up to a maximum of CHF 100 million on a commercial basis;
to keep tokens qualifying as securities in custody for clients without requiring an additional license as a securities dealer.

The offer includes:

AML & KYC obligations
Preparation of compliance and risk management policies in order to meet all AML & KYC obligations
FinTech license
Application for the FinTech license, including FINMA and other government fees, notarial, trade register, courier fees etc.
FINMA
Provision of qualified Swiss board of directorsin order to meet FINMA corporate governance requirements
Crypto Valley
Provision of registered office address in Zurich or Zug (Crypto Valley)
Regulatory auditor
Establishment of effective internal control system together withthe appointment of a regulatory auditor recognized by FINMA
Bank account
Opening of bank account with the reliable Swiss financial institution
AML & KYC obligations
Preparation of compliance and risk management policies in order to meet all AML & KYC obligations
FinTech license
Application for the FinTech license, including FINMA and other government fees, notarial, trade register, courier fees etc.
FINMA
Provision of qualified Swiss board of directorsin order to meet FINMA corporate governance requirements
Crypto Valley
Provision of registered office address in Zurich or Zug (Crypto Valley)
Regulatory auditor
Establishment of effective internal control system together withthe appointment of a regulatory auditor recognized by FINMA
Bank account
Opening of bank account with the reliable Swiss financial institution