Merchant Banks

Merchant banks are approved under the Monetary Authority of Singapore Act and their operations are governed by the Merchant Bank Directives. Their ACU operations are also subjected to the Banking Act.

Merchant Banks operate within the Guidelines for Operation of Merchant Banks. Their typical activities include corporate finance, underwriting of share and bond issues, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio investment management, management consultancy and other fee-based activities. Most merchant banks have, with MAS' approval, established ACUs to transact in the Asian Dollar Market. For the latest number of merchant banks in Singapore, please refer to this link to the Financial Institutions Directory.

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Date Title
11 Mar 2005 Notice 1005 Credit Files and Classification of LoansNotices
01 Nov 1985 Notice 1004 Credit Facilities to Merchant Bank Directors, Staff and Related ConcernsNotices
08 May 2013 Notice 1003 Submission of Statistics and ReturnsNotices
09 Mar 2006 Notice 1002 Auditors' Reports and Additional Information to be Submitted with Annual AccountsNotices
15 Dec 2011 Notice 1001 Definition of Capital Funds and Net Head Office FundsNotices
01 Jan 2005 Monetary Authority of Singapore (Merchant Banks - Annual Fees) Notification 2005Subsidiary Legislation
08 May 2015 MAS Notice 1117 on Collection of Statistical Returns for Renminbi Business ActivitiesNotices
26 May 2016 MAS Notice 1113 (Amendment) 2016Notices
29 Sep 2016 MAS Notice 1106A (Amendment) 2016Notices
16 Dec 2015 MAS Notice 1015 Minimum Liquid Assets and Liquidity Coverage RatioNotices
30 Nov 2015 MAS Notice 1014 on Prevention of Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism - Merchant Banks Notices
30 Nov 2015 MAS Notice 1014 (Amendment) 2015Notices
30 Nov 2015 Guidelines to MAS Notice 1014 on Prevention of Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism - Merchant Banks Guidelines
01 Dec 2009 Guidelines to MAS Notice 1014Guidelines
10 Mar 2017 Guidelines on the Application of Total Debt Servicing Ratio for Property Loans under MAS Notice 645, 1115, 831 and 128Guidelines

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Last Modified on 26/11/2016