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Open an Insurance Company in Belgium

Updated on Thursday 02nd March 2023

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Open-an-Insurance-Company-in-Belgium.jpgThe incorporation of an insurance company in Belgium is similar with the registration procedure applicable to other types of companies. However, when opening this type of business, the investor will have to comply with the rules and regulations imposed the main bodies supervising this industry, which are the Financial Services and Market Authority (FSMA) and the National Bank of Belgium (NBB). Foreign businessmen interested in this domain can receive assistance on their inquiries from our team of Belgian company formation specialists

Incorporating an insurance business in Belgium 

The main steps of the incorporation process of a Belgian company refer to the following: 
  • proposing a trading name;
  • choose a legal entity;
  • open a bank account, necessary to deposit the minimum share capital, as specified in the statutory documents of the company;
  • register the business plan and the statutory documents at a local notary;
  • register with local authorities for taxation, for VAT and social security.
Companies are required to follow the process for VAT registration in Belgium irrespective of a minimum annual turnover threshold. The said registration needs to take place before the commencement of the VAT-taxable authorities and our team can assist insurance company owners in making the needed registration. We can also give you details about the VAT rates that apply to this type of company.
It is required to deposit at least 20% of the company’s capital at a local commercial bank where the bank account was opened. The Belgian legislation stipulates that a company registered here can be set up with only one shareholder and, in this case, the share capital is established at EUR 12,400 but the capital can be lowered down to EUR 1; our team of company incorporation agents can provide more details on the share capital regulations. 

Regulatory institutions for Belgian insurance companies   

As mentioned above, there are two main institutions regulating the activities of companies set up in the insurance industry: FSMA and NBB
The NBB supervises the activity of the credit institutions, insurance companies and stockbroker businesses. The FSMA's main activity refers to the consumer protection in these fields, as well as regulating and verifying if the companies’ code of conduct is followed as prescribed in the legislation. 
It is important to know that the contracts issued by insurers are regulated by the Insurance Contract Act 1992
Businessmen who are interested in further information on the insurance legislation applicable in Belgium can contact our team of company formation representatives for advice in this matter. 

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Karel Mul is a Doctor of Laws and Master of Roman Notarial Law (Ghent University). He is an experienced corporate lawyer and an active member of numerous international organizations. He will help you establish your company in Belgium and assist you in all business related issues you may encounter.

Call us now at (+32) (0)3 2373426 to set up an appointment with our consultants in Antwerp , Belgium. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Belgium.

As our client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Belgium.

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A personalized approach, according to the needs of the client. They follow through every step of the company formation process and will also provide pre-incorporation advice, as needed. Their offer will also include post-incorporation services.

Mihai Cuc, Partner of MHC Law Firm

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