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Abu Dhabi boasts first-class infrastructure and unparalleled global connectivity, making it a premier international destination. Its exceptional qualities make it an ideal location to live, work, and conduct business.

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A financial centre that provides transparency, efficiency, and integrity, through its progressive frameworks, future focused infrastructure, all within a familiar independent legal jurisdiction – ADGM is the perfect platform for success.

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  • Corporate and Transaction Banking

    Providing an attractive home to banks offering transaction banking services

    ADGM has become a hub for Banks who provide corporate treasuries, governments and institutions with day to day operational and working capital financing needs. These include corporate banking, lending, trade finance, cash management and services supporting corporate treasuries. Providing an attractive home to banks offering transaction banking services who support a strong base of corporates in all sectors, ADGM also offers a strong and efficient legal framework with game-changing dispute resolution through its digital courts and arbitration facilities.

    The cost-effective, digitally innovative regime is an ideal support for high volume businesses, and the bank's clients can look forward to a vibrant ecosystem of banking, professional service advisors, treasury services, FinTech and a strong technology resource base.

    Financial services entities are required to meet specific resource requirements, either designated as Controlled Functions, which require approval by the FSRA, or as Recognised Functions, which are appointed by the entity itself and notified to the FSRA. For more information refer to Chapters 5.3 and 5.4 in the ADGM General Rulebook (GEN).

    Entities that are either required or that want to have a physical presence, will find a wide range of Grade A office space on Al Maryah & Al Reem Island to choose from. The ADGM team will advise regarding office requirements on a case by case basis.

    Corporate and Transaction Banking is one of five Banking focused areas at ADGM. The other areas include Private Banking and Wealth Management, Investment Banking, Money Service Business and Digital Banking.

    Why set up your Corporate Transaction Banking business in ADGM

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    Product friendly

    ADGM prides itself on being a product friendly jurisdiction recognising that Investment Banks require new and innovative solutions for ever-evolving client advisory and market making needs.
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    Rule of law

    A strong rule of law through the direct application of English common law, strong judiciary, speed of judgment facilitated by world's first e-Courts, seat of arbitration, and a strong system of enforceability of judgments.
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    FinTech hub

    ADGM is rated to be one of the world's leading FinTech jurisdictions with a flourishing ecosystem and with the world's second most active FinTech regulatory sandbox.
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    FinTech solutions

    Trade finance and payments are two of the hottest areas in FinTech for Transaction Banks and corporates.
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    Full ecosystem

    ADGM offers a full ecosystem of legal, accounting and servicing firms and enables the optimisation of businesses.
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    Other banking solutions

    Private Banking and Wealth Management

    ADGM provides a perfect location for Private Banking and Wealth Management firms which focus on the needs of High Net-Worth (HNW) individuals and families who demand bespoke financial services with a high degree of customised advice & personal relationship management. This includes banking services, management of assets, financial services such as insurance, estate management and tax planning with concierge services.

    Investment Banking

    ADGM is home to Investment Banks that provide advisory and execution services to individuals, family offices, corporates and governments. Our services include raising capital by acting as an underwriter or as an agent to issue securities (either publicly or in private placement); advice on mergers & acquisitions and market making across all asset classes.

    Money Service Business

    Money Service Businesses or payment services from ADGM provide clients with the ability to convert currency or transmit money to individuals and corporates across the world. This can include, but is not limited to, foreign exchange services, payment services or intermediary payment services via traditional payment methods, via the internet and mobile technology, and by using innovative FinTech solutions.

    Digital Banking

    The Digital Bank Licence from ADGM provides the ability to offer services in areas such as trade finance, small and medium enterprises (SME) lending and transactional accounts among others. Digital banking also promotes financial inclusion by extending services via innovative FinTech solutions to untapped, unbanked and underserved markets.

    ADGM provides a perfect location for Private Banking and Wealth Management firms which focus on the needs of High Net-Worth (HNW) individuals and families who demand bespoke financial services with a high degree of customised advice & personal relationship management. This includes banking services, management of assets, financial services such as insurance, estate management and tax planning with concierge services.

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