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Learn about some of the key regulations, permits and licences for small businesses in the financial services sector, such as loan brokers, payday lenders, collection agencies and private lenders. This does not include information regarding large financial institutions.
Payday lenders and loan brokers' licences
Only Applies to : Learn about Ontario licensing requirements for payday lenders and loan brokers.
Ontario Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada — What you need to know Find out what records you need to keep if you own a casino, or you operate a business in money services, accounting, real estate, life insurance, securities, or precious metals and stones. CSA Regulatory Sandbox Your innovative fintech business could be eligible for an expedited process to test your products, services, or applications in the market. Financial Services Commission of Ontario — Who is licensed?
Only Applies to : Find out if you comply with the licensing, regulatory and registration requirements for the financial services your business offers in Ontario.
Ontario OSC LaunchPad — what you need to know
Only Applies to : Ensure that your fintech business, along with your online platforms and activities like crowdfunding meet the regulatory requirements in Ontario.
Ontario Privacy and personal information protection
Privacy and your business If you collect, use or disclose personal information about individuals, you need to understand your privacy obligations.