South Africa

South Africa

Forex activities in South Africa are regulated and supervised by the Financial Services Supervisory Authority (FSCA). A Forex broker wishing to offer investment products and advice must be a Financial Service Provider (FSP) in South Africa.


Forex brokers who intend to operate a Forex business on a discretionary basis must obtain the appropriate category FSP license: Category I or Category II.

South Africa

Stages of licensing:

  • Gathering all necessary documents related to your brokerage business, directors and shareholders for KYC verification. 
  • Preparing a business plan.
  • Registration of key persons and representatives.
  • Company registration in South Africa.
  • Obtaining insurance.
  • Opening a bank account with a local bank, depositing capital.
  • Submission of documents to FSCA and support in the process of obtaining a license.
South Africa


  • Minimum of 1 director (individuals only).
  • Minimum of 1 shareholder (legal entities or individuals).
  • Minimum of 1 director resident in South Africa.
  • Compliance Officer.
  • Bank account with one of the banks in South Africa.
  • Professional liability insurance required.
  • Passing of regulatory examinations for key persons and representatives.
  • Registered office.



Corporate income tax - 28%.

Capital Gains Tax - 18.6%.



There is no minimum share capital requirement. Brokers must maintain sufficient capital to cover all their liabilities and operating expenses - R5 million (approximately $350,000).

Accounting requirements - financial statements must be filed annually.


Timeframe: from 3-4 months to 1 year.


State fee: approximately 850 USD for Category I.

State fee: approximately 1900 USD for Category II.


The price includes: 

  • FSCA application fee.
  • Compliance Officer.
  • Accountant/Auditor Service.

Ready-made companies with bank accounts

Or you've already got own business and there is a need to expand the scope of activities. To avoid the loss of time and effort to register juridical individuals, you can arrange a ready-made company. You will have a fully prepared company with a package of documents, which is mandatory for conducting a full-fledged activity.

Companies with licenses

Buying a ready-made company is the best option for operational business development in a new industry, as well as the need to expand the scope of the existing organization increase its scale. Acquisition of a company with mandatory permits and license means the ability to enter a new market in a short period of time.


Acquisition of a ready-made bank allows you to save time, as well as quickly carry out all reissuing operations. On average, the procedure takes about one day. As a result, the client becomes the head of the bank, which already has a client base, as well as status in the market and ready staff. Our company conducts all operations in accordance with existing legislation.


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When conducting business related to foreign exchange transactions, electronic money and cryptocurrencies, it may be necessary to open a financial company with a SEMI license. This type of license covers the production of debit cards and cryptocurrencies, the acceptance and sending of payments, the execution of transfers from third parties, and the opening of merchant accounts.

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