Procedure to register a Finance Company in Nigeria

Procedure to register a Finance Company in Nigeria

December 25, 2019

For a finance company to be registered in Nigeria, an application must first be made in writing to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with the following details;

  1. An application fee in a draft of N100, 000(one hundred thousand naira only) payable to Central Bank of Nigeria
  2. Deposit of a minimum capital of N100, 000, 000 (One Million Naira only) in draft payable to the central Bank of Nigeria.
  3. Evidence of payment of the minimum capital of N100, 000, 000 (One Hundred Million Naira) by the proposed shareholder.
  4. A detailed business plan or feasibility study.
  5. A copy of the draft Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company.
  6. A letter of intent to subscribe to the Finance company signed by the shareholders.
  7. A list of the proposed shareholders in tabular form, showing their business, residential addresses and the names and address of their bankers.
  8. The names and the curriculum Vitae of each of the proposed members of the Board of directors including other directorships held and it must be signed by them.

After this, the CBN may grant the license to the Financial company to operate as a Finance company, but it can be revoked or varied from time to time.

Upon granting the License to the Finance company, the company can now register with the Corporate Affairs Commission. To register a Finance Company with the Corporate Affairs Commission, the following are required;

  1. Notice of approval (Availability form)
  2. CAC 1.1 (Application form)
  3. Memorandum and Articles of Association
  4. Evidence of payment of Stamp duty.
  5. Approval in Principle from Central Bank of Nigeria.
  6. Payment receipt of the corporate Affairs Commission.
  7. Identification Card of the Directors, Company Secretary and Shareholders

Note that the shareholding of the company must be up to the minimum share capital to register a finance company and the objectives must reflect that of a finance company.

The Corporate Affairs Commission will register the finance company if the requirements are met.

See https://www.cbn.gov.ng/out/2014/ccd/revisedguidelinesforfinancecompanies innigeria.pdfor https://services.cac.gov.ng

  • –  Team 618 Bees

 

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