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The Application of Payment Services Activities

The first step for payment service providers is to understand the regulatory classification of the payment service(s) they are providing, including to consider whether they may require a license beyond payment services such as a license for dealing in securities. There are 6 different kinds of payment service activities[1] under the Payment Services Act 2019

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Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct

On 10 September 2020, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) published new Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct (“IAC Guidelines”). With these IAC Guidelines, MAS is bolstering culture and conduct in financial institutions similar to initiatives in other jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Australia. The objective of the IAC Guidelines is

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Licencing of Financial Institutions in Singapore

Overview of Financial Businesses Requiring a License in Singapore The provision of financial services in Singapore or targeting of customers in Singapore requires a licence from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”). The licence required depends on the specific activity the financial institution is carrying out. The below list of activities focuses on the most

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