15th May, 2015
Guidelines for Registered Filing Agents
The enhanced regulatory framework for corporate service providers (CSPs) established under the ACRA (Amendment) Act and its related Regulations came into effect on 15 May 2015. The strengthened regime for CSPs will help to further boost Singapore’s reputation as a trusted international financial and business centre with robust regulatory frameworks against money laundering and terrorism financing. It will also raise the professional standards of the CSP sector.
Under the enhanced regulatory framework, CSPs wishing to file transactions for their clients with ACRA will need to register as Filing Agents (FA) and Qualified Individuals (QIs). The final guidelines for registered filing agents for compliance with Part II, First Schedule of the ACRA (Filing Agents and Qualified Individuals) Regulations 2015 have been issued and are available for download here.