MSB license in Canada its features and permits

MSB license in Canada its features and permits

The banking system of the Canadian jurisdiction is positioned by the world states as one of the most reliable. The reason for this is the fact that Canada has successfully passed through the global crisis. Today, this jurisdiction can boast of a stable economy, which ranks ninth in the world and meets all the necessary requirements, in particular, the introduction of innovations, the use of the latest technological solutions, the protection of property rights, the elimination of corruption, etc. Banking institutions in Canadian jurisdiction are important figures in financial field. That is why, quite loyal requests have been set for organizations that intend to serve the population from the financial side. Thus, it is beneficial for both local entrepreneurs and foreigners. However, both must obtain an MSB license in Canada.

Objectives and main powers of the MSB license

If we talk about the type of license permit, then in this case we are talking about Money Service Business (MSB). Such an institution is non-banking and, in its powers, concludes the right to carry out the following activities:

  • money transfer;
  • currency exchange operations;
  • redemption of traveller’s checks, issuance of such securities, bank fees and transfers of funds are also included here;
  • cashing out;
  • operations carried out with virtual coins;
  • lease of premises for the purpose of placing ATMs in them in the future, being responsible for the operation of the devices themselves.

Working in the foreign exchange services industry presupposes your mandatory awareness of all responsibilities imposed on you, in particular with respect to reporting, documentation, knowledge of customer information, availability of a compliance program, etc.

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You need an MSB license in Canada if your main activity is providing the range of the following services.

  • Operations, subject of which is the exchange of a currency for another. Shopping is not included.
  • One person, whether natural or legal, sends money to another through an electronic transaction network or another way.
  • The redemption of traveller’s checks, the issue of such securities, also includes negotiable instruments of a different type.
  • Trading operations, the subject of which is a digital coin (exchange, etc.).

The exchange of digital money consists of the following operations:

  • digital money for standard money, on the contrary;
  • one digital currency to another.

Transfer of digital money as a tool for payments are as follows:

  • sending currency in accordance with the request of consumers;
  • issuance of relevant receipts.

The new legal framework for the Canadian jurisdiction, which took effect in June 2020, has become the official guide for cryptocurrency exchanges as well as for payment operators.

Your business can also become a financial services establishment and receive an MSB license in Canada in the following cases:

  • you are licensed for any of the above;
  • you have the status of a provider of such services;
  • advertising is published on your behalf as a participant in such services;
  • offer assistance in transferring funds of different amounts;
  • carry out operations with currency, the amount of which exceeds 1 thousand dollars.

Income received from such services is quoted as profit from a single business. This is done in order to meet the objectives of the taxation system. Considering the difficulties that you, as an entrepreneur wishing to open a company of this type, will have to face, it should be said that the acquisition of a ready company would be more expedient. Ready companies and investing their savings in them are just what everyone needs for a small permanent income. The only production today is capable of generating income, so a ready company and its acquisition will be the most profitable solution among all. Ready organizations are already registered and this makes it possible for organizations to start their activities quickly and without unnecessary bureaucratic delays.

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