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Press releases
AFSA
12 April 2024 09:48
AFSA informs that Xignal&MT Ltd.’s licences have expired
The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) informs that the licences of Xignal MT ltd. expired on 28 March 2024. Prior to that on 24 November 2023 AFSA suspended the licences of Xignal MT Ltd. due to compliance failures, and the firm s operations
AFSA
10 April 2024 13:09
The Astana Financial Services Authority has issued a Consultation Paper on the proposed AIFC Venture Studio Framework
The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) has issued this Consultation Paper to seek suggestions from the market on the Proposed introduction of the AIFC Venture Studio Framework and respective amendments to the AIFC Fees Rules.We invite comments
AFSA
04 April 2024 09:22
Development of the financial sector: AFSA issued 17 new licences in the first quarter of 2024
The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) has issued 17 licences in the first quarter of 2024, including authorised firms in the full regulatory regime, FinTech Lab participants and Ancillary Services Providers (ASPs).Most of the licences issued
AFSA
01 April 2024 13:14
AFSA alerts public to select only authorised Digital Assets Services Providers
This alert by the Astana Financial Services Authority is to remind the public of the importance of exercising caution when selecting Digital Assets Services Providers (DASPs) for digital asset transactions and investments, especially considering the
AFSA
26 March 2024 15:19
AFSA issues Consultation Paper on the Proposed Enhancements to the AIFC Asset Management Framework. The deadline for providing comments is 26 April 2024
The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) has issued this Consultation Paper to seek suggestions from the market on the Proposed Enhancements to the AIFC Asset Management Framework. The proposals in this paper will be of interest to current and
AFSA
19 March 2024 10:14
AFSA issues Consultation Paper on the proposed AIFC family offices framework. Deadline for providing comments is 25 April 2024
The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) has issued a Consultation Paper on the proposed AIFC family offices framework to seek suggestions from the market. The proposals in this paper will be of interest to families or entities who are looking for
AFSA
19 March 2024 09:30
AFSA issued Consultation Paper on the proposed AIFC Tokenised Commodities framework. Deadline for providing comments is 25 April 2024.
The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) has issued the Consultation Paper on the proposed AIFC Tokenised Commodities framework ( Framework ) to seek suggestions from the market. The Framework consists of the proposed amendments to the current
AFSA
14 March 2024 07:20
AFSA calls on Digital Asset Service Providers to test out new products
The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) invites all Digital Asset Service Providers (DASPs) authorised in its FinTech Lab to test new types of products and services involving digital assets. The new types of digital assets may involve margin
AFSA
28 February 2024 06:24
Astana International Financial Centre achieves ISDA recognition as a netting-friendly jurisdiction
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) has recognised the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) as a netting-friendly jurisdiction and published its legal opinion prepared by Dentons Kazakhstan LLP for ISDA members.The
AFSA
26 February 2024 12:19
AIFC participants receive wider access to Kazakhstan's financial market
The list of financial services that participants of the Astana International Financial Centre can provide to residents of Kazakhstan has been expanded. 12 February this year the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NB RK), the Agency of the
AFSA
07 February 2024 14:03
AIFC hosts a workshop on safe use of digital assets
The Astana International Financial Centre is hosting a workshop "Cryptocurrency in Central Asia: Navigating FATF Recommendation 15 - Challenges and Best Practices", which discussed ways to ensure safe and responsible use of cryptocurrency.During the
AFSA
02 February 2024 12:24
AFSA alerts to a fake email in which it is impersonated
The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) alerts the public that the following email address: [email protected] is a fake email address in which AFSA is impersonated.It came to the attention of AFSA that scammers used the email address to send
AFSA
29 December 2023 15:12
AFSA has adopted Rules on interaction of Digital Asset Service Providers and commercial banks of Kazakhstan.
The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA), in collaboration with national regulatory authorities, is pleased to announce the formulation of comprehensive rules that enhance the interaction between a broader range of licensed entities within the
AFSA
28 December 2023 06:49
Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) Introduces Stablecoin Framework
The Astana Financial Services Authority (AFSA) has introduced its first comprehensive Stablecoin Framework, to take effect from 1 January 2024. It is a pivotal addition to the AIFC Rules on Digital Asset Activities. This framework is developed to ensure
AFSA
26 December 2023 13:41
Security Token Offering Framework takes effect at AIFC jurisdiction on 1 January 2024
AFSA has developed the AIFC Security Token Offering Framework (the STO framework ) to introduce a comprehensive regulatory regime that governs the issuance and trading of Security Tokens within the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). This