Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA)

Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) is a body corporate established to promote and develop Labuan as an international centre for business and financial services.
Logos of Labuan FSA and Labuan IBFC

Logos of Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) and Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC)


It is also entrusted to develop national objectives, policies for the development and administration of the international business and financial services in Labuan.

On October 1, 1990, Labuan was declared an International Offshore Financial Centre (IOFC). In an effort to develop Labuan into a successful IOFC, Malaysian Government established Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA) on February 15, 1996 as a one-stop agency to focus on business development and promotion, process application and supervise offshore activities, and incorporate or register offshore companies.

Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority (LOFSA) was renamed Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) on February 11, 2010 with the enactment of the Labuan Financial Services Authority Act 1996 [Act 545], which paved a completely new way for Labuan to conduct its financial services business.

Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) has the power to ensure that the Labuan financial institutions and related matters are in compliance with the laws. Laws and regulations supervised and enforced by Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) are:
  • Labuan Business Activity Tax Act 1990 [Act 445]

  • Labuan Financial Services Authority Act 1996 [Act 545]

  • Labuan Companies Act 1990 [Act 441]

  • Labuan Trusts Act 1996 [Act 554]

  • Labuan Foundations Act 2010 [Act 706]

  • Labuan Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2010 [Act 707]

  • Labuan Financial Services and Securities Act 2010 [Act 704]

  • Labuan Islamic Financial Services and Securities Act 2010 [Act 705]


Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) is the authority that regulates the development of innovative financial services section (IFS) in Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC).

Labuan IBFC was established by Labuan FSA to enhance the development of offshore and financial services in Labuan. Labuan IBFC is a midshore international business and financial centre that is strategically located in the Asia-Pacific region, offering a wide range of business structures and investment solutions catered to cross-border transactions and international business dealings. It is also anchored by a simple and attractive tax system.

Labuan IBFC Screenshot

Screenshot of Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (IBFC) official website


Labuan FSA does not have its own official website but the Labuan IBFC official website is jointly produced and provided by Labuan IBFC and Labuan FSA.

The official site of Labuan International Business and Financial Centre (Labuan IBFC) features:
  • Financial Services: Banking, Insurance, Leasing, Factoring, Money Brokering, Commodity Trading, Credit Token Business, Company Management Business, Malaysia International Ship Registry, Capital Markets, Wealth Management

  • Labuan Structures: Labuan Companies, Protected Cell Companies (PCC), Labuan Limited Partnership (LP)

  • Operational Requirements: Regulatory Reporting, Licence Application Forms, Operational Application Forms

  • Labuan Service Providers: Trust Companies and Ancillary Services, Client Charter and Related Guidelines and Circulars for Labuan Trust Companies

  • Legislation: Principal and Subsidiary Legislation, Relevant Applicable Acts

  • Guidelines and Procedures on Establishment of Companies and Other Business Entities in Labuan

  • Anti-Money Laundering and CFT Compliance

  • Public Consultation Papers

  • Events, News and Updates


Address:   Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA)
Level 17, Main Office Tower
Financial Park Complex
Jalan Merdeka
87000 Labuan
Malaysia.

Labuan IBFC
Suite 3A-2, Level 2, Block 3A
Plaza Sentral
Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia.
Phone:   +6087 591200 (Labuan FSA)
Phone:   +603 2773 8977 (Labuan IBFC)
Facebook:   http://www.facebook.com/LabuanIBFC
Twitter:   http://twitter.com/labuanibfc
Notes:   Website available in English and Chinese languages.
Website:   www.labuanibfc.com/


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labuan financial services   labuan   offshore company
Guide ID: 1163 - Last Updated: February 28, 2019