How is Airwallex regulated?

Airwallex is duly licensed and registered in the following jurisdictions.



Airwallex Pty Ltd is regulated in Australia by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and has been granted an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL license number 487221). Customer funds are safeguarded as required by ASIC. Airwallex Pty Ltd is also registered with the Australian Transactions Report & Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) (account number 100516662). 



Airwallex (Canada) International Payments Ltd is registered as a Money Service Business (MSB) at the federal level with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) (registration number M19395067) in Canada.


Hong Kong

Airwallex (Hong Kong) Ltd is licensed in Hong Kong as a Money Service Operator by the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department (license number 16-09-01929).


UniCard Solution Ltd, a member of the Airwallex Group, is licensed in Hong Kong as a Stored Value Facility licensee (license number SVF0009) and is regulated by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). Customer funds are safeguarded as required by HKMA. 


New Zealand

Airwallex Pty Ltd is registered as a Financial Service Provider on the New Zealand Financial Service Provider Register (NZ FSPR number FSP1000173).  



Airwallex (Singapore) Pte Ltd is currently operating under an exemption from being licensed for providing merchant acquisition service and inward cross-border money transfer service, pursuant to the Payment Services (Exemption for Specified Period) Regulations 2019 (Exemption Regulations) as granted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore


The Netherlands

Airwallex (Netherlands) B.V. is licensed in the Netherlands as an electronic money institution (elektronischgeldinstelling) and is supervised by the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank) (Relation number R179622). Airwallex (Netherlands) B.V. has passported its license throughout the European Economic Area, permitting it to issue electronic money and offer regulated payment services across the European Economic Area. In accordance with Dutch law, customer funds are safeguarded by a separate customer funds foundation acting as custodian (Airwallex Netherlands Stichting). 


United Kingdom

Airwallex (UK) Ltd is licensed in the UK as an electronic money institution by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (license number 900876) Customer funds are safeguarded as required by the FCA.


United States

Airwallex US, LLC is licensed or otherwise authorized to act as a money transmitter in the United States jurisdictions listed here. Residents of certain states may have specific rights related to concerns or complaints about our services; information can also be found on the abovementioned link. To view the state licenses, click on the license type for the corresponding state.


Further, Airwallex US, LLC, Airwallex Pty Ltd, Airwallex (Hong Kong) Ltd, and Airwallex (UK) Ltd are each registered as a Money Services Business (MSB) at the federal level with the Financial Crime Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in the United States, which is a bureau of the United States Department of Treasury.


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