Financial Services

The Financial Services Authority (FSA)

The Seychelles Financial Services Authority is the autonomous regulatory body responsible for the non-bank financial services in Seychelles. Established under the Financial Services Authority Act, 2013, the Authority is responsible to license, regulate, enforce regulatory and compliance requirements, monitor and supervise the conduct of business in the non-bank financial services sector in Seychelles. These regulated activities are Fiduciary Services, Capital Markets and Collective Investment Schemes, Insurance, Gambling (casinos, slot machines and interactive gambling), International Trade Zone companies, Hire Purchase and Credit Sale providers. The Authority is also responsible for the registration of International Business Companies, Foundations, Limited Partnerships and International Trusts in Seychelles.

 

Having celebrated over 25 years of existence, the Authority strives to protect the interests of the public and investors as well as retain the confidence of those investors that access its regulated sectors by maintaining a robust and modern regulatory framework. The maintenance of the Seychelles excellent reputation as a premier international business center is also a strategic imperative for the FSA.

 

The Authority remains committed to meeting strategic objectives while maintaining the soundness and resilience of its financial services sector while adhering to international best practices.

 

Key Benefits of International Financial Services in Seychelles

Wide array of Products

The list of service providers licensed and regulated by FSA are accessible below:

Double Taxation Treaties

Seychelles has in force Double Taxation Treaties with the following countries:

Bahrain

Isle of Man

UAE

Oman

Qatar

Vietnam

Indonesia

Barbados

Botswana

Luxembourg

San Marino

Zambia

China

Malaysia

Singapore

Zimbabwe

Cyprus

Mauritius

South Africa

Guernsey

Thailand

Monaco

Bermuda

Belgium

Ethiopia

Kenya

Jersey

Sri Lanka

Eswatini

Double Taxation Treaties

Seychelles has in force Double Taxation Treaties with the following countries:

Bahrain

Bahrain

Barbados

Barbados

Belgium

Belgium

Bermuda

Bermuda

Botswana

Botswana

China

China

Cyprus

Cyprus

Eswatini

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Guernsey

Guernsey

Indonesia

Indonesia

Isle of Man

Isle of Man

Jersey

Jersey

Kenya

Kenya

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Malaysia

Mauritius

Mauritius

Monaco

Monaco

Oman

Oman

Qatar

Qatar

San Marino

San Marino

Singapore

Singapore

South Africa

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Thailand

Thailand

U.A.E

U.A.E

Vietnam

Vietnam

Zambia

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

The AML – CFT Framework

With the enactment of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act, 2020 (“AML/CFT Act”), the FSA assumed responsibility for AML/CFT Supervisor for the existing sectors it was hitherto supervising and regulating from a prudential supervisory standpoint only under the relevant regulatory legislations.

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Memberships

To support the FSA in meeting its international obligations, build and cultivate a culture of co-operation based on transparency and reciprocity and to enable it to better adhere to and promote the principles of international best practices

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