Guidelines for Corporate Service Providers

  • The Guidelines for Registered Filing Agents (RFA)  were first issued by ACRA on 8 Jun 2015 to help RFAs fulfil their obligations under the enhanced regulatory regime for corporate service providers, which was introduced in May 2015. The Guidelines have now been updated to better guide RFAs in complying with regulatory requirements.

    In updating the Guidelines, feedback was sought from RFAs as well as professional bodies including the Chartered Secretaries Institute of Singapore, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, The Law Society of Singapore, Association of International Accountants (Singapore Branch) and Institute of Company Accountants Singapore. The Guidelines also include updates related to findings gleaned from ACRA’s inspection of corporate service providers.

    The key updates to the Guidelines include:

    • Enhancing the guidance on risk assessments of RFAs, identifying beneficial owners  and other customer due diligence (CDD) measures;
    • Clarifying ACRA’s expectations with regard to deferred CDD, and timeliness with regard to the filing of suspicious transactions reports;
    • Providing guidance notes in relation to the Internal Policies Procedures and Control (“IPPC”) (refer to Annex A), and explaining the requirement for RFAs to customise the IPPC according to the needs of their business operations;
    • Updating of suspicious indicators related to anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) (refer to Annex B); and
    • Simplifying the Customer Acceptance Form (refer to Annex C) to make it more user-friendly.

     
    Please click here to download the updated guidelines 

 

 

 

RFA Guidelines_v2.0 (Final)

getting in sync with business setup services in singapore

 

Singapore is an ever growing business hub and an ideal place to start a new venture or expand an existing business. It is preferred by individuals and corporations alike, due to a stable government, sound financial situation, and a fairly easy startup process, especially getting insurance, the best company there is would be One Sure Insurance. Getting started, one has to view certain aspects of business setup such as the following points.

 

Singapore is renown as a hub for starting or expanding businesses. But why choose Singapore as an ideal place for starting a private limited company? Read further to understand why Singapore is a preferred destination or companies.

Most of the companies that are being registered in Singapore are registered as Private limited companies. A private limited company is a  legal body on its own, separate from its shareholders. The shareholders are not liable beyond what the shareholder invests.

Continue reading “Three Main Advantages of Setting Up a Private Limited Company in Singapore”

Tips to Keep In Mind While Hiring Company Formation Service Provider in Singapore

Everybody wants to incorporate their company in Singapore. Let’s face it – the incentives and business easy that this country has to offer cannot be found anywhere else. It is like the dream destination for all businessmen – to take their business to Singapore. But would you be able to handle this on your own? The better idea here would be to hire an incorporation services provider. In this blog, you shall learn some tips to keep in mind while hiring company formation service provider in Singapore.

We all know how attractive the business opportunities are in Singapore. Incorporating a company there can get your business a boost that is required for the initial years. Getting your company set up in Singapore can translate into worldwide success. This is the reason why company incorporation service providers in Singapore are experiencing a boost in their clients. Here is a business guide for company incorporation service in Singapore.

Over the years, Singapore has emerged as a hub for regional and global innovation. The country has seen remarkable growth in entrepreneurial setups and globalization in the recent past. In the Asian Enterprise Survey, over 2,500 prominent business leaders were asked for their most preferred destination for business expansion. 32% of them chose Singapore as the best place to set up a business in. So if you are planning to incorporate your new venture in Singapore, you are definitely making the correct choice. However, to get everything to fall in the right place, you will need the help and support of professional company formation service providers in Singapore.

Continue reading “COMPANY FORMATION SERVICES IN SINGAPORE – ALL THE HELP THAT YOU MIGHT NEED”

When it comes to incorporating a business in Singapore, one has to get the entity registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and follow the rules and regulations laid down under the Companies Act. The statute offers five different entity formats that you can choose from; however, the most common and flexible type of business entity that can be set up in Singapore is a Private Limited Company. This blog post will provide you with brief details of all the papers needed to incorporate the same.

Continue reading “PAPERS NEEDED TO INCORPORATE A BUSINESS IN SINGAPORE”

Foreigners who wish to set up business in Singapore may consider set up Singapore Private Limited Companies (Pte. Ltd.).

The Main Advantages of Singapore Pte. Ltd. companies:

  • Most conventional and trusted structure
  • The company structure is easy to understand. A company has directors, shareholders, company secretary, auditors, registered address and share capital
  • Provide flexibility to foreigners an option to relocate to Singapore via Employment Pass/Entrepreneur Pass (subject to approval by Authority). Dependent Pass is also available to the immediate family members of foreigners (subject to approval by Authority)
  • Certain companies are exemption from audit (subject to conditions)
  • Certain companies are eligible for tax exemption from the first S$100,000 of chargeable income for the first 3 years of assessment(subject to conditions)
  • Low corporate tax rate. Corporate tax rate is 17% on chargeable income (income less allowable expenses)
  • Singapore has good banking system
PAYMENT METHODS
We accept the following payment methods: 

Cash Payment
Singapore Dollars, United States Dollars and Euro Accepted. 

Cheque Payment 
Singapore Dollar or United States Dollar or Euro – Cheque favourable to GLOBAL CORPORATE ADVISORY PTE. LTD.

Internet Banking 
Internet Bank Transfer via our account – 066-900822-8 of DBS Bank (Current Account) – Singapore Dollar (SGD).
Internet Bank Transfer via our account – 0003-002162-01-7-022 of DBS Bank (Current Account) – United States Dollar (USD). 

Telegraphic / Wire Transfer – Singapore Dollar (SGD)

Bank Name DBS Bank
Bank Address 12 Marina Boulevard,
DBS Asia Central,
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3,
Singapore 018982
Bank Code 7171
Swift Address DBSSSGSG
Telex Number RS 24455
CHIPS UID Number 034675
Beneficiary’s Name GLOBAL CORPORATE ADVISORY PTE. LTD.
Beneficiary’s Account No. 066-900822-8
Special Instructions Deposit into account
 
Telegraphic / Wire Transfer – United States Dollar (USD)
 
Bank Name DBS Bank
Bank Address 12 Marina Boulevard,
DBS Asia Central,
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3,
Singapore 018982
Bank Code 7171
Swift Address DBSSSGSG
Telex Number RS 24455
CHIPS UID Number 034675
Beneficiary’s Name GLOBAL CORPORATE ADVISORY PTE. LTD.
Beneficiary’s Account No. 0003-002162-01-7-022
Special Instructions Deposit into account
 
 
 
Credit Card via PayPal (Visa, Master Card & American Express) 
Payment via PayPal in United States Dollar
Credit Card via NETS (Visa & MasterCard) 
VISA / MasterCard payment mode in Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Credit Card via NETS (Visa & MasterCard) 
VISA / MasterCard payment mode in UNITED STATES DOLLAR (USD)
Internet Banking payment mode in Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Please have the following – A valid Internet Banking account with Citibank, DBS, UOB, OCBC