Companies wishing to operate in the financial services sector require a permit. The Financial Market Autority Liechtenstein (FMA) is generally responsible for granting and adapting permits and licenses as well for monitoring the financial services sector in Liechtenstein.
Companies working in Liechtenstein's finance sector as divided into four main categories: "banks", "insurance and pension companies", "securities" and "other financial intermediaries". For the latest information on founding a company and doing business in the finance sector please visit the website of the Finance Market Authority.
A series of laws and corresponding decrees have been created in order to guarantee that financial intermediaries respect the legal provisions at all time. The latest changes to laws and decrees are published in the National Law Gazette and online in the database of laws.